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Welcome to Maffra P.S. Website

Principal's Welcome

Maffra Primary School is a great place to teach and a great place to learn. With our modern new facilities which are second to none and exciting programs, it is no wonder that we are the envy of others.
I look forward to welcoming new families to our school community and sharing with them the wonderful opportunities that we are able to offer all students.

Matt Currie
Principal

Matt Curry

About Us

Maffra Primary is focused on delivering a comprehensive learning program to our students and to prepare them to be active and positive citizens.

Maffra Primary School is located in the township of Maffra within the Macalister Irrigation District, renowned for its dairy industry. The original building was erected in 1867 and together with the grounds area, in particular the Peppercorn trees, are of historical significance. Although most of the students live in the town, population 4000, some are drawn from the farms and smaller settlements in the area.

The school enjoys a good working relationship with Maffra Secondary College, kindergartens and the other schools in the district. Transition programs from kinder to prep and from primary to secondary are particularly successful.

Click here to see a web gallery of our school grounds and facilities.


Guiding Principles

The future of the town and the nation is intrinsically linked to educational opportunities. There is a sense of excitement about the school's vision for its future as it brings special opportunities.

At our school we value:

· creating an environment in which students can experience success

· setting high expectations of student learning and behaviour

· actively promoting student self-esteem and confidence

· challenging and motivating students through purposeful learning activities

· responding and recognising individual differences and learning styles

· team work and collaboration

· maintaining a safe and healthy environment

· recognition of and celebration of achievements

Special Facilities

New classrooms in the school mean new features including flexible learning spaces, outdoor learning areas, the most up-to-date technology with networked computers and interactive whiteboards. Other special new facilities include a gymnasium and purpose-built art and music spaces.

Support Services

The school receives tremendous support from services including: psychologists, speech pathologists, special education consultant, visiting teacher for the hearing impaired, literacy specialist, Ultranet coaches.

Parent Involvement

Parents are very welcome at our school, in fact, we - meaning the children, School Council and staff wish all parents to take an active part in the school because you are a vital part of it.  It is your school too.  Your input will help to make the school even better.

The School Council of the Maffra Primary School comprises representatives of parents, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) employees and co-opted members. School Council elections are held at the start of each school year. 

Find out more about about parent involvement.


 

School Hours

Before School Yard Supervision 8.30 -9.00am
Classes start 9.00am
Morning Recess 11.00 - 11.30am
Lunch is eaten 1.00 - 1.10pm
Lunch Recess 1.10 - 2.00pm
Classes dismissed 3.25pm
After School Yard Supervision 3.25 - 3.45pm

 

Term Dates 2016

Term 1 28th January - 24th March
Term 2 11th April - 24th June
Term 3 11th July - 16th September
Term 4 3rd October - 20th December

 

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