Live, Love & Learn
Holy Saviour Primary School
At Holy Saviour, we are always looking for ways to work with the first educators, the parents of our students. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be active members of our school. Once a parent has a working with children check (this is a government requirement for any adult to work with children) there are several ways of becoming involved, just get in touch with your child’s teacher to see how you can help.
Holy Saviour Parish
We are fortunate to have our church incorporated into the same building as the school. Classes are timetabled to attend Parish Masses throughout the year. Please visit the Parish Website: https://holysaviourparishvs.com.au/
Holy Saviour students enjoy regular opportunities to work with a Parish group called’ The Crafty Ladies’ . This group teaches the students how to sew using a needle and thread and a sewing machine. The students and ladies designed and created new House Colour flags for our school as well learning to sew their names. This intergenerational group shares laughter and stories which connects the parish.
Parish Education Board (PEB)
The Parish Education Board is an advisory team made up of the Parish Priest, the School Principal, a staff representative and elected parents of the school. The team meets each month and discusses issues which relate to the running and the planning of the school. While decisions relating to the running of the school are the concern of the Principal and Parish Priest, the Parish Education Board plays an important advisory role which will often support the decision-making process.
The Parish Education Board enhances communication and accountability, and plays a key role in keeping parish, staff and families 'on the same page'.
Emmaus is a co-educational Secondary College located just 2.8km from Holy Saviour on Springvale Road. Holy Saviour has a close relationship with Emmaus. Many students complete their Duke of Edinburgh certificate, volunteering at Holy Saviour and VCAL Emmaus students have created and built many items to support their program, such as a cubby house and a lego table.
Avila College is a leading Catholic secondary school for girls nestled in the leafy green suburb of Mt Waverley. Founded in 1965, Avila College has a proud tradition of educating girls, fostering intellectual curiosity and empowering students to achieve their own personal best.
Mazenod College is a Catholic Boys’ College located in Mulgrave, served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate working in partnership with the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Centered on the person of Jesus Christ, the community is built on faith, nourished by the Eucharist, and seeks to live and share Gospel values in word and deed.
The Highbury - Japara
As part of Holy Saviour’s Student leadership program, a group of 5/6 students visit Japara Aged Care Facility once a term. During these visits, the students interact with the residents participating in art activities, teaching them how to use STEM tools and sometimes singing together. These positive interactions have benefited residents and students alike.
As part of Holy Saviour’s Student leadership program, once a term a group of students visits our local Kinders. During these visits the students interact with the 3yr old and 4yr old children by reading and sharing stories, teaching them how to use STEM tools and playing a variety of games together. This connection helps in the transition of some of the Kinder children to Holy Saviour as they have a familiar face already known in the school.
Vermont South Library
Vermont South Library is just walking distance from Holy Saviour. As part of our literacy program students complete an interactive program about the library with one of the Library Technicians . The students are given opportunities to explore the vast collection of books, music, magazines, movies, audiobooks, CDs, ebooks, history and children's stories through guided games and storytelling. They are also given their own personal library card to borrow.
As part of Holy Saviour’s commitment to streamline process, reduce paper waste throughout our school and improve communication between home and school, we use the following three apps:
Skoolbag is an electronic communication tool through which you will be able to receive the school newsletter, access the school calendar, lodge absences and receive important information when required. It is recommended that all parents download this free app from the App Store. You can find set up instructions here.
Operoo has an innovative parent controlled electronic medical form for schools, clubs and other groups with a duty of care to children. It’s an electronic version of the paper based forms you’re always having to fill in for excursions, camps, enrolments, etc. It provides you the opportunity to update your child’s medical information promptly and accurately while providing the school with instant access to the most current emergency information provided by you.
Seesaw is a digital portfolio that allows parents to view their children’s learning in real time on their mobile device. In conjunction with their teacher, students can “show what they know” using photos and videos.
The Holy Saviour Netball Club has teams from Under 11 to Open Age, as well as a Net Set Go program for ages 5-10. Check the Holy Saviour Netball Club website for more details.
HS Tennis Club
For over 40 years Holy Saviour Tennis Club have been providing an opportunity to the Holy Saviour Parish and School Community and the wider community to enjoy tennis. Tennis coaching at Holy Saviour Tennis Club is conducted by Pro Touch Tennis Academy (PTTA).