Gladstone Park Primary School's core purpose is to provide a safe and secure learning environment where the students' academic, social, physical and emotional wellbeing is nurtured and developed. The school offers a comprehensive and sequential curriculum based on the VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards). Classroom programs are well resourced and supported ensuring students realise their potential, including high achieving and special needs students.
Specialist programs are offered at Gladstone Park Primary School in the Performing and Visual Arts, Physical Education, LOTE - Italian (Language Other Than English), Library and ESL (English as a Second Language). The Performing Arts represents a major curriculum focus and includes lessons in violin, percussion and recorder, senior, junior and chamber choirs and annual concerts.
Gladstone Park Primary School was opened in 1970 and is situated in a residential estate in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne, close to Tullamarine Airport. Enrolments sit between 350 and 390 students. The school enjoys a close association with Gladstone Park Secondary College, and it is situated adjacent to it. The school consists of two well maintained buildings incorporating a computerised Library, ICT Centre, Music and Art rooms, general purpose area and canteen. The classrooms are air conditioned, centrally heated and carpeted. The junior classrooms also have large decks as an extension to their classrooms. A gymnasium was completed in late 2010.
The school has spacious and attractive grounds incorporating adventure play equipment, sporting courts, areas for active and passive play and a large artificial turf fitness area. Many of the playing areas are protected from the weather by large shade sails. The Market Garden is a feature of the school grounds and a curriculum focus with the students cultivating and harvesting fruits and vegetables.
The caring and professional staff at Gladstone Park Primary School values all children and is dedicated to providing a high standard of education. This is supported by parent participation in all aspects of school life, including classroom programs, School Council, PFA (Parents and Friends), committees, the canteen and various other school activities. The school is proud of the friendly atmosphere and the positive reputation that it holds in the community.