About Us

Patterson Lakes Primary School opened in 1979 and is located in the residential corridor between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Port Phillip Bay, 33km SSE of the Melbourne CBD. The school is surrounded by a series of interconnected canals around the Patterson River waterway. The school has modern buildings, grounds and facilities that have the flexibility of both flexible learning spaces and traditional classrooms. Additional facilities include a visual arts room, library, ICT centre, administration block, school hall and undercover areas. The grounds include a large oval, grassed playing areas, adventure playgrounds and basketball courts.


The school has three core values of Integrity, Respect and Excellence. These values form the moral purpose of our school and the foundation for ensuring the best school environment for all members of our community.


Patterson Lakes Primary has a strong reputation for delivering high quality education in all disciplines of the Victorian primary school curriculum. Our curriculum is broad, relevant and dynamic. Students are actively involved in their learning, acquiring knowledge, skills, positive attitudes and values.


The school places a strong emphasis on the use of computers in teaching and learning. All classrooms contain computer pods with access to a range of information and communication technologies. The school also has a well designed Information and Communication Technologies Centre comprising of 2 labs using a range of cutting edge technology, interactive whiteboards, and its own TV station and radio station - 104.7 FM School of Rock. Through authentic learning activities students from Foundation to Year 6 develop the skills, knowledge and processes for using a variety of word processing, publishing, multimedia, information, communication and educational software programs.


The school is proud of its staff for the commitment; effectiveness and professionalism with which they undertake their roles and responsibilities, and the care and concern they show for our students and families. Staff work together to provide a well managed, safe learning environment that caters to the learning needs of all students. They focus on developing in your children the life skills of confidence, persistence, organisation, resilience and the capacity to get along with others. Through our Student Leadership, Student Representative Council and House Competition programs, we provide opportunities for the development of teamwork, respect, responsibility and active citizenship.