Welcome to River Oaks Public School

Dear River Oaks Families,

We would like to welcome students and parents to another new year of learning at River Oaks Public School. We share your enthusiasm and excitement as this new school year begins and look forward to celebrating the learning of our students with you. We continue to be committed to students and their well-being, and building a culture and climate of acceptance and inclusivity. Your children are at the forefront of all we do here at River Oaks.

At River Oaks we recognize that it takes a community to create the optimal learning environment for your children. The full cooperation of parents, teachers, and other individuals is required for students to experience success. When the school, home and community work together our students will be able to reach their full potential. The best way to ensure this cooperation is through regular open communication. We invite you to get involved in School Council as well, a wonderful way to stay connected and to engage in events throughout the school. This year we are not able to fundraise, however, our School Council has plans to provide online events to our parents and community.

River Oaks has followed the beliefs of the Tribes philosophy since it's opening in 1990. Tribes is a process that creates a culture which maximizes learning and human development. In our school, students, staff, and the community commit to using these positive agreements:

  • Attentive Listening

  • Appreciation/No Put-downs

  • Right to Pass/Responsibility to Participate

  • Mutual Respect

The practice of these agreements has become an important part of our caring school community climate and we hope that you will reinforce them at home.

River Oaks has maintained this vision over the years:

  • Enriching student talents through co-curriculars

  • A focus on improving students’ learning and attitudes to positive mental health and well-being

  • A School Council involved in climate building and support to students and staff

  • A committed and active parent volunteer group

  • A caring, safe and positive environment

  • Students who care about learning and strive to do their best!

We look forward to continuing to build on our existing traditions as well as exploring whatever new ideas will enrich our students’ growth academically, emotionally and socially. Your support is critical to your child’s success and we encourage you to stay connected with us and invite you to get involved in school life at River Oaks.

Let's make this year FABULOUS!

Trixie Vasilakos Principal

Ann Wilson Vice Principal

Picture of both principals standing outside in front of River Oaks Public School