Rolling Hills Primary School is located 35km east of the CBD in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Mooroolbark, providing a variety of passive and active recreational spaces.
The school has a current enrolment of 360 students with 41 teaching and non-teaching staff. The students are spread across 15 classrooms, with additional staff catering for Performing Arts, Visual Arts, PE, Chinese and Library. A strong Administration and Integration team complements all school programs. Extra support is consistently provided by our Literacy Support Team, School Chaplain, Speech Pathologist and School Psychologist.
Separate facilities include a Computer Lab, separate Art room, basketball courts and a Gym that caters for Interschool sports, assemblies and general community activities. Additional classrooms in the Boorai Building (BER) accommodate our Level 5 & 6 students, Mandarin and our Support staff, including our Chaplain.
Rolling Hills has a strong focus on student well-being which underpins all school programs. We follow the Tribes process to develop a strong learning community, where all members are supported to become independent, life-long learners.
This year we are focussing on leadership and character strengths, through our fortnighly Tribes activity groups.
Rolling Hills Primary School began its first year on 4th February, 1986, in temporary accommodation at Bimbadeen Heights Primary School, moving to our new buildings on 5th March 1986.
Eleven teaching and three ancillary staff, along with 134 children, representing 78 families from the communities of Bimbadeen Heights and Lilydale West, had the responsibility of continuing the work of the enthusiastic dedicated group who formed the original Planning Advisory Group.
While housed under the one-roof-line the school was originally constructed in a series of inter-connected units which included administration and staff areas, classrooms, wet areas, physical education centre, large canteen/catering area, art/craft room, music and drama-room areas.
The whole school community today, can rightly feel proud of its significant achievements in the policies, programs and facilities that place this school at the forefront of primary education in this area.