The resources at Moonee Ponds Primary School, both physical and human, are of a high quality. We have great teachers who work collaboratively and strategically to engage students in high quality learning. We have great students who come motivated and ready to learn and great parents who work with us to support their growth and the strategic planning of the school through school council. We are also blessed with generous facilities and physical resources (many provided by the fundraising efforts of our Parent Association).
MPPS students have access to interested and motivated adults, well equipped classrooms, a library, dedicated STEM, Visual Art, Performing Art and Italian rooms, playgrounds, grassed sporting oval and gymnasium.
In term four 2022 MPPS will begin a Capital Works project to upgrade and modernise our 1918 building, building D (room 21 & 22) and our administration building. The building works are expected to last for approximately 18 months. During this time some school facilities or spaces will be unavailable.
The School Library was opened in 1978 and provides for all students, staff and parents. It has an extensive collection of both book and non-book materials. Approximately 800 titles are added each school year. This collection includes:
- picture story titles
- fiction titles
- non-fiction/reference titles
- non-book items (i.e. magazines)
- audiovisual equipment and materials
- computer facilities
All classrooms also have a ‘Classroom Library’ with a range of genres and titles as well as abundant and various numeracy resources to support concrete to abstract concept development. The prep classrooms also have a well-resourced developmental play program.
The school has three climbing playgrounds (one for Foundation- 2, one for years 3 – 6 and a third one for years 5-6 students). All three playgrounds were financed by the school’s Parent Association.
Sports and Performance Centre
The Building Education Revolution (BER) funds (2011) were used at MPPS to build the Sports and Performance Centre. This building has a gymnasium, three learning spaces purpose built for performing arts and a kitchen. The school developed an outdoor classroom and kitchen gardens to enhance the use of the building.