Niddrie Primary School has operated since 1961 and is located in Watt Street, Niddrie which is a residential suburb in the City of Moonee Valley. Currently the school has an enrolment of approximately 330 students and is steadily increasing. We implement the Department’s enrolment policy which can be found at the following link: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/enrolment/policy Please check if you are in our designated neighbourhood area at www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
Niddrie Primary School aims to maximise individual potential, to develop learning skills and attitudes, and to give each child the opportunity to become a worthwhile and happy member of society. The school is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people by providing a safe and secure environment in which learning can be enjoyable, while at the same time ensuring that all children can achieve success.
Each year our Annual Report to the community will be published and publicly available on our school website.
Principal – Sarah Dalton
Sarah Dalton was appointed to the position of Principal at Niddrie Primary School in January 2021.
Sarah comes to Niddrie Primary School from her last role as Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning Excellence at Truganina P9 College. As the leader of Numeracy at the College, under Sarah’s direction and guidance, the student’s achieved outstanding academic results, and the College was named a high growth school for Numeracy by ACARA.
Sarah lives in Moonee Valley with her husband and three young children and most weekends you’ll find them out walking and enjoying the natural environment.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary), a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL), and a Master of TESOL from the University of Melbourne. She has recently completed a Master of Education (Gifted Education) through the University of New South Wales. Sarah is a firm believer in being a life-long learner and plans to continue her studies.
Sarah is passionate about Niddrie Primary School having a respectful culture, with high academic expectations, achievement, and results for all. Student learning is best supported by strong community engagement and participation, within a climate of genuine care and concern for others.
Assistant Principal – James Parker
James Parker has been the Assistant Principal at Niddrie Primary School since 2016. He came to Niddrie Primary School from his last role as Assistant Principal at Templeton Primary School. He has a passion to integrate ICT with learning in the classroom.
James lives in Essendon with his wife and three young children and if you haven’t seen them walking in the local area on weekends, you most certainly have heard them from their backyard as they are a loud bunch.
James holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary), majoring in Information Communication Technology and Indigenous Education.
James is a passionate believer in the power of community. He enjoys creating strong and genuine relationships with students, parents/carers, and the greater community, living by the mantra, ‘people before paper’. James believes all students can achieve their best in a learning environment that fosters student voice, creativity, and high expectations. He has worked with many schools, teachers, and education professionals but a 6-year-old encapsulated education for James better than anyone when he said, “Education is my superpower because it means I can be anything.”
Learning Specialist – Kiran Money
Kiran Money was appointed to the position of Learning Specialist in March 2021.
Kiran comes to Niddrie Primary School from her last role as Numeracy Lead Teacher at Meadows Primary School. During her time at Meadows Primary School, Kiran led the implementation of a whole school instructional model for Numeracy, embedded Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and built teacher capacity to analyse and use student data to plan and differentiate learning to support the needs of all students. Kiran also led the numeracy intervention program across the school leading to improved growth across the Grade 1, 3 and 5 cohorts.
Kiran holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and is currently completing a Masters of Learning Intervention at Melbourne University.
Kiran is passionate about learning and believes that students learn best when their teachers create a classroom culture of high expectations, challenge, and perseverance with explicit support and feedback. Kiran values and admires the partnership between the Niddrie Primary School and our community and is eager to continue to build these partnerships to further support our learners.
Learning Specialist (Acting) – Emily Wong
Emily Wong was recently appointed Acting Learning Specialist in August 2021. Emily started at NPS as a graduate teacher in 2005. She has worked in all areas of the school and more recently as an Instructional Leader.
Emily’s leadership goals and ongoing focus are to build teacher capacity and contribute to a culture of continual improvement of teaching and learning. She believes in life-long learning and seeks evidence-based practice to enhance her pedagogy.
Emily has led and managed the implementation of the NPS Instructional Model that governs the structure of all lessons and Professional Learning Communities, overseeing groups of teachers working together to improve teacher practice and student outcomes.
Emily lives in Darebin with her husband and two primary aged children. They all love music and spend weekends singing and playing guitar and piano in between attending basketball games.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Masters of Learning Intervention at the University of Melbourne specialising in Learning Difficulties.
Emily is passionate about the inclusion of all students and creating partnerships with families to maximise student learning. She has high expectations for all students to achieve high academic growth through engaging learning opportunities and believes in students being active agents in their learning journey.
Niddrie Primary School is committed to Child Safety
Niddrie Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Niddrie Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Niddrie Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.
Our School Policies are endorsed by School Council and updated regularly.