The school has a main historic building and recently refurbished hall, dating from 1873. The main building provides large, light-filled and attractive classrooms. 2017 saw instalment of two three-storey buildings with bridges connecting the two upper levels.
A sense of community is an important feature of Albert Park Primary School. The school recognises the importance of the local community and values a collaborative partnership in the delivery of education. Students, staff and parents participate in a wide range of programs to support, enhance and develop community relations.
There are many fundraising events in the school year. A major fundraiser is the Albert Park Fete. Community involvement in the classrooms is high with programs such as Parents as Helpers and Information Evenings, informing the community.
The staff are open and approachable, working with parents in classroom programs and out of school activities, further developing a sense of community. Staff members are committed to ongoing learning and to attending professional development programs to enhance and strengthen classroom programs.
At Albert Park Primary School, students are treated as individuals and encouraged to develop to their full potential and to always do their best. The school encourages our students to act in 'The Albert Park Way' - to be kind and fair, act safely, respect everyone's rights, with one voice at a time and to keep trying.
Positive student behaviour and attitudes are reinforced through the Student Management Policy. All children are provided with the opportunity to socialise with children of different age groups and cultural backgrounds. Clubs such as art, music and library currently operate at lunch times, to enable students to pursue their individual interests.
The school also ensures appropriate resources and time are provided for all key learning areas to be covered comprehensively. Programs that actively support curriculum include excursions, school camps, student well-being, a buddy program and a highly organised transition program (both kindergarten to Foundation and years 6 to 7).
Individual Education Plans are developed for students who are achieving above or below the expected level. Class programs are structured so that students can work in small groups. Learning is catered to the children's zone of proximal development.
Parent information nights are held early in the year and Student-Led Conferences between student-parent-and teacher are held after mid-year. Parents meet with the teachers on occasions when required. Two written reports for parents are provided for each child annually. The school has fully implemented the Victorian Curriculum.
Out of Schools Hours Program, run by Camp Australia, currently operates from the main school building.