On behalf of the teachers, ancillary staff and the school community, I extend to all our parents and children a very warm welcome and sincerely hope that your association with our school will be a happy and productive one. At Cheltenham East we have a committed staff, who work hard to make our children’s schooling positive and enjoyable. The teachers and parents have an excellent rapport and work together in all areas. At Cheltenham East Primary School we offer a comprehensive education based on a combination of traditional and modern methods.
Our experienced and vibrant staff is dedicated and committed to a philosophy that all students receive a high quality education. Programs supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) including Early Years Literacy and Numeracy, Literacy, Numeracy, CEPS Kids are Friendly Kids – our social skills program, Italian, Music, Library, The Arts, Humanities, Science and Technology, Information and Computer Technology (ICT) and Physical Education are part of the normal daily routine. Sessional music programs are also available. The outstanding Music program offered develops the children’s skills in the performing arts.
As you walk around our school, you will see evidence of the excellent resources set within extensive and attractive grounds. In 2011 we opened our newly rebuilt second wing and the main building was renovated in 2009, to accommodate flexible learning spaces. All classrooms are air conditioned and heated. The school hall is used for assemblies, performing arts and physical education.
A very active parent group complements the teachers through the School Council, Parents Committee and CHATS, (our group of fantastic parents who support the teachers and the children in the classrooms). Many opportunities are made available to the parents for educational and information evenings. Cheltenham East Primary School values the community involvement in educational and social occasions. An excellent Out of Hours School Care program is well organised by highly competent staff.
Safe parking facilities are provided with no traffic problems. Cheltenham East Primary School is a caring, sharing school that is setting a fine academic standard with a well balanced program catering for the individual child’s needs. If you have any queries that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to approach me. My office door is always open.
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 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 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 cheltenham.east.ps@edumail. vic.gov.au
Principal: Mr Wayne Bach
Assistant Principal: Ms Leisel Ward
Leading Teacher: Mr Josh Bourke
Business Manager: Mrs Sue Chase & Mrs Robyn Kimpton
Office Support: Mrs Belinda Ricardo
Foundation D: Miss Chelsea Drennan
Foundation R: Miss Rosalie Avraham
Foundation T: Ms Tamara Furyk
Grade 1T: Mr Tom Packham
Grade 1KA: Mrs Amy Gridley/Mrs Kerrie Presnell
Grade 1S: Mrs Samantha Waugh
Grade 2DY: Ms Deborah Douglas/Ms Yvonne Kerr
Grade 2K: Ms Kate Burman
Grade 2E: Miss Emma Cecil
Grade 3A: Mr Andrew Walmsley
Grade 3AS: Mrs Amanda Price/Mrs Sonia Gabron-Uhe & Ms Rose Lennon (Support)
Grade 3S: Miss Stacey Savva
Grade 4RJ : Mrs Robyn Apostolopoulos/Mrs Julie Beaton
Grade 4T: Miss Tegan Boucher
Grade 5L: Miss Lauren Doutch
Grade 5SY: Ms Sue Crafti
Grade 5T: Mr Tim Harrison
Grade 6J: Mr Jason Crebbin
Grade 6L: Ms Lauren Stygall
Grade 6P: Mr Patrick Hughes
Reading Recovery: Mrs Bev Blackley
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 Harvie/Mrs Divya Rai
Reports, Plans & Policies
Click on the link below to download a copy of our Annual Report to the School Community.
Click on the link below to download a copy of our Annual Implementation Plan (AIP).
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.
Silver St & Coolac St, Cheltenham VIC 3192
CHELTENHAM EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL – SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM 2017
Cheltenham East Primary School is proud to announce our first Sponsorship Program for 2017. 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.
Building strong connections…
What are the benefits?
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.