Principal's Message



What a year we have all had in 2020!

2020 has certainly been unprecedented.

 It is wonderful to have all our students back onsite everyday. Great to see their smiling faces and their resilience shining through as always. Term 4, is extremely busy, but it is also a good time to stop and reflect on what we have learnt to move forward. Resilience,patience and flexibility all come to mind.

We have now become experts at using and adapting our teaching and learning onto online platforms.

  There has also been some rich learning experiences that have come out of this period of time. We have embraced and championed the use of Google Classrooms and online Webex Meetings from Prep to Year 6 and we have learnt that as wonderful as technology is, it will never replace a teacher and a room full of peers to support you. Our parents have become expert educators themselves and are truly immersed in their children's learning successes and challenges.

Once again, we are moving forward and adding to the rich learning history of Norris Bank Primary. Since the establishment of the school at Norris Bank Homestead in 1907, our school has continued to offer the children of Bundoora and surrounding suburbs a rich, inclusive and community centred education.


Our School Values continue to guide both our beliefs, attitudes and actions for every child and adult in our school community. 

Our assessment processes are rigorous and informative, our teachers work together in teams to plan for, teach and assess every student. Our learning communities: Cooper - Foundation to Year 2 and Darebin - Year 3 -Year 6 both cater for every student at their point of learning. As partners in learning every parent receives a term overview of their child's learning and individualized learning goals for their child every 10 weeks.

There is a very strong sense of community at Norris Bank. It is warm and caring.


We believe that all children need to feel safe and happy at school to learn. They need to be listened to and it is our task to listen and to give them a voice both in their personal and social environment and their academic.


We believe with the rapid pace of change, our students' need the skills and knowledge to be successful and happy. Through a balanced curriculum of Mindfulness, Health and Physical Education, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History and the Arts we know our students will have a strong foundation for enjoying learning.


Our vision is for every student to reach their personal best through developing a growth mindset.


 This vision will continue to be reflected in the quality of our professional development processes and our combined will to work together as an advocate for every child that walks into Norris Bank Primary School.


Kind regards                       



Sandra James


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