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Serpell Primary School is a dynamic, thriving learning community made up of a diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Parents, staff and students share a common goal: the commitment to educational excellence and personal growth. In partnership, we have developed a distinctive philosophy based on the maximisation of individual potential and the recognition that we are a community of learners. We are committed to offering learning opportunities that promote a thinking culture, cater for individual learning styles, engage and extend our students, develop independence, resilience and collaborative learning. Our school has a strong tradition in the provision of excellence in educational standards and the development of students who strive and achieve success in academic, artistic and sporting arenas.

Set in the picturesque landscape of Templestowe, 15 km east of Melbourne, the school provides for both the local and international community through extensive programs that stimulate learning, creativity and imagination. The school is experienced in assisting students to make the smooth transition from international and interstate school systems.

The ultra modern design of the school facilities provides a quiet, secure learning environment and promotes a sense of belonging and identification with school culture. Interactive technology in each classroom enables students to communicate readily on-line through the internet and to develop sophisticated research and visual literacy skills. Extensive sporting facilities enable students to develop outstanding skills in a broad range of sports.

Students at our school are taught the skills to work co-operatively with others, behave respectfully and to value their cultural heritage.

In 2014, the school has 1030 students. There are 43 classes and the average class size is 24 pupils. There are 7 Prep classes, with an average of 21 students per class.