Founded as Melba Primary School in 1973, Mount Rogers Primary School has undergone significant change in its 40-year history. In the 1980's decreased enrolments led to the amalgamation of Spence and Melba Primary Schools. The dual campus school was renamed 'The Mount Rogers Community School'.
After much community consultation the Spence K-6 site closed in 1998 and remaining students moved to the Melba site. The preschool at Spence continues to operate as part of our school. In 2006 The Mount Rogers Community School was listed for possible closure along with Flynn Primary and a number of ACT public schools. Strong community support and involvement in the consultation process led to our school remaining open and being renamed Mount Rogers Primary. Flynn Preschool became part of our school in 2007, making it our third preschool campus along with those in Melba and Spence.
In 2013 Mount Rogers Primary School was one of the fastest growing schools in the ACT, with a 19% increase in population. The school is currently full to capacity. In 2014 a refurbished wing will open to cater for continued increased enrolments.
Parents, carers and extended family members of Mount Rogers' students are vitally interested in the education of their children and keen to be involved in the school. Many contribute expertise to enrich the teaching and learning programs, and time to support the school and its students. Significant contributions are also made to the school through the involvement of a number of community groups and individuals who volunteer time to provide enrichment programs and enhance learning experiences.
As professionals, our teachers reflect upon their own practice and share their knowledge, resources and skills with colleagues. The Australian Curriculum is delivered through an integrated inquiry model. Our play-based preschool program is aligned to the national Early Years Learning Framework to build early literacy and mathematics skills and to prepare students for kindergarten.
The Mount Rogers Primary School community is diverse with students coming from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. An increasing percentage of our students speak a language other than English at home. They bring their valuable perspectives to enrich our culture.
Our Outreach Music Program is held in high regard within the community. It provides the opportunity for students to reach out and connect with the broader community through singing.
I am privileged to be the principal of the school and invite you to visit us online or in person. Enjoy interacting with our website and learning about the characteristics that make us such a special school community.