Rosamond Special School

Our School

2017 Term dates

  • Term 1: Monday 30 January – Friday 31 March
  • Term 2: Tuesday 18 April – Friday 30 June
  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 22 December

 

School always finishes at 1pm on the last day of each term.

If your child travels on one of our school buses or via public transport, you can expect your child to arrive home two hours earlier than usual.

If you collect your child from school, please be at Rosamond by 1pm.

 

2018 Term dates 

  • Term 1: Tuesday 30 January – Thursday 29 March
  • Term 2: Monday 16 April – Friday 29 June
  • Term 3: Monday 16 July – Friday 21 September
  • Term 4: Monday 8 October – Friday 21 December

 

Welcome to Rosamond

Welcome to Rosamond School. Our website is intended to provide a snapshot of our school – the environment, programs, our beliefs, our values and of course our fabulous students.

In 2017 we have 128 students aged five to 18, in14 classes. Our students are from Melbourne's vibrant west, from suburbs within Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley City.

In July 2013 the Rosamond School community relocated from the Rosamond Road site in West Footscray (which had been home for so many years), to the brand new, purpose-built facility we planned, designed and built in Braybrook.

I can say with a sense of pride and achievement, that at long last our students have a school which is worthy of them!

Put simply, we are delighted with our school. Classrooms are light, airy and cleverly designed. They back onto Ballarat Road and look out over beautifully landscaped gardens and playgrounds.

Our specialist rooms are built around and look out onto a central courtyard. We call it the Town Square. Already this part of the school has become a gathering place where members of our community meet to chat, enjoy a cuppa, soak up the sunshine and recharge their batteries. Our Library, Art Room, Gym, Music Room, and clinicians' offices all share the same gorgeous outlook.

One of the things which excites our students most about our new school is the space! We have loads of it. Space to run, to play, to bounce a basketball, to kick a footy, to ride a bike and above all, to learn.

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We have a vibrant kitchen garden, where the students learn about growing vegetables, fruit and herbs and our own cafe, where the students learn to cook healthy food .

It is in fact our focus on teaching and learning and our commitment to the provision of exemplary individual educational programs that has built the reputation of which we are so proud.

There is so much to share about this wonderful school. My suggestion is that you meander through our website and if you need additional information, give us a ring on 9311 1511 to arrange a visit. We look forward to seeing you!

 - Kate Christensen, Principal.

Kitchen garden 2 Cafe group

How to enrol

Please contact the school on 9311 1511 and ask for the Assistant Principal, who will advise you on eligibility requirements for enrolment at Rosamond. For details about, and a map of,  our school bus transport area, visit the School buses page.

 

Values & Beliefs

Rosamond School makes a public commitment to excellence in everything that we do.
We want to be a great school, not a great 'Special School'.

We believe in the innate potential of our students; that every student can learn, given the necessary time and support.
We believe that for optimum learning to take place, every child must feel confident, safe and valued.
We believe in the limitless potential of a strong home/school partnership.
We believe in having fun at school!

Read more: Values & Beliefs

Acknowledgement to Country

Rosamond School acknowledges the people of the Kulin nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Welcome To Country, by Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy, is in every classroom at Rosamond School.

Welcome to Country book cover

Our industrial mural

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Our industrial mural was unveiled in April 2017. It is on the brick wall near the gate outside the Admin block.

Created by local artist Ali Evans, the mural uses the playground markings from a satellite photo of the former Braybrook Primary School as the inspiration for a ‘blueprint’.

Read more: Our industrial mural

The Rosamond fish

 

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The Rosamond Fish was designed and created by a former student, Aurelia, who is a Sudanese refugee. The fish was created in the Art program, and was originally a lino print.

The fish acknowledges our connection with students from overseas, and is also a reference to the  natural aquatic boundaries of the School's transport area – the Maribyrnong River, Hobsons Bay and Laverton Creek.

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FISH LOGO RECTANGLE

Our Hotel for Books

 

Group photo

Our school library became unofficially known as the Hotel for Books shortly after we moved to our newly-built school in late 2013.

One of our senior students at the time, Mona, was so delighted with the library she said, "Wow, it's like a hotel for books!'

In 2017 the name became official when signage was placed above the doors. 

As well as classroom visits, the Hotel for Books is very popular with children at recess and lunchtime and for meetings of the Rosamond Parents' Group.

Visit The Hotel for Books.

 

 

Where is Rosamond School?

276 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019
PO Box 4255, West Footscray 3012
Phone (03) 9311 1511

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