Regular attendance helps children establish positive school habits, good social habits and the development of independence.  Absences hinder your child's progress, but if your child is unwell we recommend recuperation at home as this prevents the spreading of colds, flu and infectious diseases such as chicken pox, measles and mumps.


Values Education

At Dandenong West we have developed a Values Program that is expressed through the Dandenong West Heart Values.

  • Honesty

  • Empathy

  • A Positive Attitude

  • Respect

  • Tolerance





General School Rules

Our five basic rules are based on our HEART VALUES

  1. At Dandenong West we are honest

  2. At Dandenong West we look after each other and the environment

  3. At Dandenong West we always try to do our best

  4. At Dandenong West we show respect for everyone and everything

  5. At Dandenong West we accept that everyone is entitled to their own ideas.


At Dandenong West we have a Welfare Team and Welfare Officer, Filiz Omer who not only work with students, but are available to support families on a range of issues from parenting to housing.


At Dandenong West you will be afforded the opportunity to be involved in the Kidsmatter program, Breakfast clubs, Girls and Boys Groups.  Parents are able to come together at English classes, Community Engagement Programs and a Men's Group.


The Well Being Team at Dandenong West works with all of our families to provide opportunities for you to be involved in the school and in your child's learning.  In addition they provide support when things get tough.


What you get when you join Dandenong West Primary is a feeling of being a part of a community.