On behalf of our students, staff and families, welcome to Cheltenham East Primary School.
Our school provides a safe, harmonious, inclusive and stimulating learning environment, where academic achievement and student wellbeing is prioritised and nurtured. We care for, and appreciate, each of our students as the unique individuals that they are, each with distinct talents, interests and needs, and each with differing learning styles.
Our dedicated and passionate teachers ensure our students develop the 21st century skills necessary to engage successfully and confidently in our rapidly changing world. We use innovative, evidence based instructional approaches in Literacy and Numeracy, while also placing high importance on other areas of the curriculum such as Humanities (Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship and Economic/Business) Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Instrumental Music, Science, Physical Education and Italian.
Cheltenham East also promotes strong values education with our staff and students upholding our values of Respect, Responsibility, Courtesy and Co-operation. These values underpin the basis of how we interact positively with each other, and our environment. We are dedicated to preparing our students as socially adept, resilient and competent members of society.
There is high value placed on community participation with many opportunities to become involved in school events and activities. Providing assistance in the classroom, volunteering for excursions, parent/teacher interviews, involvement in school council and attendance at working bees are amongst a diverse list. The school has a dedicated Parent’s Committee who pride themselves in both a rigorous fundraising agenda and the coordination of social events.
Our school offers an ‘open door’ communications policy. We welcome your input and are always willing to address any concerns as quickly as possible. When we work together, we are able to offer your child the very best education possible.
I invite prospective parents and students to visit our school and look forward to working closely with you.
Cheltenham East Primary School
Cheltenham East Primary School (CEPS) is situated in a quiet pocket of residential Cheltenham and draws it’s students from neighbouring kindergartens and day care centres. Our enthusiastic, dedicated staff provide a stimulating environment for our students who are continually encouraged to uphold our school motto of “Aim High”. Social and communication skills as well as values are inherent across our Victorian Curriculum, driven by our “CEPS Kids are Friendly Kids” programme. The Cheltenham East parent community is most supportive of the school and the implemented programmes, as is evidenced by our CHATS program (Class Helpers and Teacher Support).
Our curriculum engages students in their learning, exploring and explaining the topic through the use of technology. We have specialist teachers in Art and Music, with private instrumental tuition available. Student’s work is displayed throughout the school. Children participate in an annual concert and Wakakirri (Australian-wide Storydance competition) is held every other year. A physical education specialist teaches classes weekly. A Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) is conducted in Foundation and Year 1 with parental support.
CEPS is over 60 years young and has undergone much re-modelling in recent years. This will be further enhanced by Government grants providing us with flexible attractive work spaces to facilitate student learning, preparing students for living in the 21st Century.
Vision & Values
Cheltenham East students are empowered learners who are flexible thinkers with the skills and knowledge to respond critically and creatively to their world.
- Through the delivery of quality programs, children will excel and realise their potential in a safe, caring and supportive environment which encourages a positive attitude to learning. Cheltenham East Primary School recognises the importance of partnership between children, staff, parents and the wider community.
- A shared vision where courtesy, respect, co-operation, and responsibility are the basis of relationships throughout the community.
- The development of lifelong learners, who are supported, encouraged and rewarded in their endeavours to achieve optimal success.
- Providing challenging, stimulating, purposeful opportunities for all, which encourage confidence, persistence, assertiveness and determination.
- Friendship and enjoyment, while working co-operatively, accepting individual differences and acknowledging the efforts of others.
- Openness to consider a range of ideas and strategies in the pursuit of success.
Take a pictorial tour
Double click on the thumbnail images below to take a virtual tour around our school. Many works were undertaken at CEPS over the last few years under the Building the Education Revolution Program which saw many of our school buildings and grounds transformed. We are working on getting some fabulous new photos up very soon!
Should you wish to make an appointment for a tour with the Principal, please telephone the office on 9583 5746 or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Mr Robert Ridgway
Assistant Principal: Mrs Leisel Ward
Business Manager: Mrs Sue Chase
Office Support: Mrs Belinda Ricardo & Mrs Tara Shimmin
Foundation A: Mrs Amy Gridley/Mrs Renee King
Foundation B: Ms Katherine Burton
Foundation C: Miss Darcie Bull
Grade 1A: Mrs Samantha Waugh
Grade 1B: Miss Madeleine Morrow
Grade 2A: Mrs Amanda Price/Mrs Sonia Gabron-Uhe
Grade 2B: Mrs Kate Burman
Grade 2C: Miss Lauren Stygall
Grade 34A: Ms Emma Cecil/Mrs Libby McConchie
Grade 34B: Mr Jason Crebbin/ Mrs Robyn Apostolopoulos
Grade 34C: Ms Rebecca Crawford
Grade 34D: Ms Stacey Savva
Grade 34E: Ms Sarah Lazzaro
Grade 5A: Mr Patrick Hughes
Grade 5B: Ms Emma Harper
Grade 6A: Mr Tom Packham
Grade 6B: Ms Tegan Boucher
Grade 6C: Mrs Yvonne Kerr
Literacy Support: Mrs Deborah Douglas/ Ms Kerry Emmanouil/ Ms Samantha Collins
Music: Mrs Susan Digby
Art: Ms Suzanne Reid
Phys Ed: Mrs Rebecca Robinson
LOTE: Ms Stella Mondy
Integration: Mrs Lisa Nicholson/Mrs Debbie Butler/ Mrs Natasha Davy/Mrs Divya Rai/Ms Loretta Conheady/Mr Paul Birnsthil/Ms Jen Hartley/Ms Sharlene Swayn/Mr Simon Cicak/ Mr Sammy Swayn/Mr Stuart Anderson/Ms Nicole Hawkless
Tutors: Ms Louise Slann
Learning Support: Ms Nahal Atashkadeh
Reports, Plans & Policies
Click on the link below to download a copy of our Annual Report to the School Community.
Our School Policies provide information and direction regarding the curriculum and organisation of the school so as to improve educational opportunities for our students.
School Council delegates responsibility for policy development to its Policy & Promotions Sub Committee, which comprises representatives of School Council and the school community. Each policy must then be approved by School Council.
Policies are reviewed on a cyclic basis, with each policy being reviewed within five years or as deemed necessary by School Council or the priorities identified by the School’s Strategic Plan.
To download a copy of any of our approved policies, click on the appropriate link below.
Where is CEPS?
CEPS is located in a quiet residential area, with plenty of parking and safe access to all areas of the school.
Cnr Silver St & Coolac St, Cheltenham VIC 3192
CHELTENHAM EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL – SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Cheltenham East Primary School is proud to announce our Sponsorship Program. The Sponsorship Program allows us to connect with the community to benefit both parties, the sponsor and our school. Over the last 10 years more families have moved into the Cheltenham area resulting in Cheltenham East Primary School doubling student numbers, and still rising. As growth increases, our school is in need of essential items to maintain the integrity and performance of our fantastic school programs for now and for the future.
For the wellbeing, safety and inspiration of our students, we have many items on our wish list, which we endeavour to provide for our school.
We currently have four (4) levels of sponsorship packages Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Please click on the link below for further information or contact the sponsorship team on email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Take the opportunity to advertise in a wide range of forums, with access to a large, vibrant group of potential clients.
Build your business’ reputation in the community and establish strong links within the parent, staff and extended school community.
Opportunity to Impact
A relationship with Cheltenham East provides businesses the opportunity to have tremendous positive impact in their local community.