Glendal Primary School

“When my children go out of the door to school each morning, the most important things in my life, by a long way, go to you – the school.” Parent
This quote is at the forefront of our minds at Glendal Primary School. The sentiment expressed underpins our work with our community, our learning and wellbeing programs and importantly our decision making. Student growth is our core business and we place a high value on how we go about developing our young students so that they grow up as articulate, resilient, successful learners who are confident in themselves and their relationships with others.
Glendal Primary School is renowned for its reputation as a dynamic and exciting school. Our differentiated curriculum is a feature of our school whereby teachers promote the learning of all students, acknowledging their differing learning styles, ability levels, interests and talents in the teaching and learning programs they deliver.
Our student learning programs are underpinned by our comprehensive student wellbeing programs and our core value of ‘Respect’.
‘Respect’ is embedded in all our interactions.
We also focus on developing responsibility, resilience, teamwork, community and creativity.
A prime example of our success in developing these skills is highlighted by our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs, in particular robotics and coding, which are taught across the school from Foundation to Year 6.
Our school robotics team ‘Cosmo Bots’ recently won the National First Lego League (FLL) Robotics National Championship South in Melbourne and they have been invited to represent Australia at the FIRST LEGO League ‘City Shaper’ World Festival held in Houston, Texas in April 2020. This is the fourth time we have represented Australia in International competitions for robotics.
The core values of the FLL program align with our school values. We promote that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
The Cosmo Bots’ have developed an Augmented Reality experience, as part of the competition, which is accessible via a smart phone and designed to attract people to their local green space and engage with their neighbours. They have worked on this project with a lecturer from Deakin University to devise an innovative way to inspire local communities to use local green spaces that currently are unused. The local Monash Council are keen to encourage residents to get out into the fresh air and interact with others as a way of improving their health. Council are very supportive of the Cosmo Bots’ innovative and low cost, low impact idea and have encouraged them to apply for grants to turn the project into reality.
Come along and see our school for yourself. School tours are held each Tuesday during term times at 9.30am and our school website is available at
Deborah Grossek