Calwell Primary School was opened in 1989. Exposed timber beams are a feature of the original buildings of the school and give a warm ambience to the indoor environment.
Library Resource Centre
In 2011 a new $2.5 million dollar Library Resource Centre was built. The centre includes a multi-purpose teaching area, teacher resource and planning rooms, and a computer laboratory. The library is well stocked with new books bought annually. A large outdoor chessboard is also located in the complex.
The school canteen is open for lunch orders on Thursday only. The school uses an online ordering system called FlexiSchools. This system allows parents/carers and staff to place orders from home or work and payment is made online. Getting online is easy and only takes a few minutes to register and it is free. Simply go to Flexischools website and click "Register Now". You will then be sent an email with further instructions on how to complete the registration. Once registered, you can start placing orders immediately.
The removal of the old library building enabled the extension of the asphalt playground area. A large roof partly covering the area provides students and teachers with a place to gather during the school day. In 2012 an artificial turf oval was established with soccer markings and goals. The schools second, natural grass oval, was rejuvenated in 2013 with new soil, grass and irrigation system. Two playground areas with a range of play equipment provide additional play areas for students.
The school assembly hall provides a venue for school assemblies, concerts, indoor sport activities and social events such as school discos and P&C activities. The hall is also available for hire by community groups and therefore provides valuable additional income to the school. The hall is fitted with a quality audio visual system.
The school strives to provide students and teachers with current technology. Each classroom is fitted with and interactive whiteboard, each staff member is provided with an iPad and the school provides students with access to 65 iPads, 56 laptops, in addition to the computer lab which houses 24 computers.
The provision of excellent literacy and numeracy resources is a high priority in the school. The school maintains and regularly adds to its range of home readers as well having a focus on providing students with a range of 'hands on' maths resources to assist students to develop and understand mathematics concepts. The school also has a well-stocked physical education (PE) store which assists the specialist PE teacher to delivered a varied sports program.