Sorrento Primary School has strong and long-standing links with the local and wider community. The school community welcomes this involvement, as it is integral to the student's education. Learning to become a responsible citizen, to put back into our community and to learn from others is a vital component in our student’s development.
In 2019 the school was awarded an Outstanding School Partnership Award (through School Sport Victoria and the Department of Education) for the partnerships that have been developed with the local community in the area of sport, along with the outstanding sporting achievements that the school attains.
We support local community and broader organisations through our Student Council's fundraisers, held each term. Groups the students have supported in recent years include: Cangmundo Elementary School (our Sister School in the Philippines), Food for All, Cathy Freeman Foundation and Victorian Drought Appeal.
The Sorrento Rotary Club award the Sorrento Scholarship, each December, to a Year 6 student. The award, decided through an interview process, is to assist secondary school education costs. Rotary also provides three other monetary awards for Year 6 students, to assist with uniform or books for secondary school.
Rye RSL provide scholarships to students, along with the Sorrento Writer’s Group. The Sorrento Historical Society provides an annual prize. The Bendigo Bank and the Sorrento Rotary Club are also very supportive of the school, providing grants for school improvements.
The RSL is very active with support for our annual ANZAC Day Service and with the Remembrance Day Service.
Point Nepean Men’s Shed has been most supportive of the school, making tables and fixing a retaining wall have been just two of their projects.
There are many other people from the community who assist us with curriculum activities, giving time, expertise, and wisdom to the children. Family involvement in all school related activities is strong and is both encouraged and valued. Local traders are generous and supportive in a myriad of ways.
We utilise our beautiful local environment for learning, and the appreciation and enjoyment that accompanies it.
A Parent's Testimonial "As a parent, I have been delighted with Sorrento Primary School's open invitation to every parent to become an active partner in their child's education. Parents are kept informed about the students many and varied activities through weekly newsletters, and are encouraged to join in. There is a caring and supportive culture throughout the school that forms the foundation of a greater school community." John