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Welcome to Macarthur Primary School


Welcome to Macarthur Primary School website. We hope you enjoy browsing through our site and looking at the wonderful education we offer our students.

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  • 1 Welcome to Macarthur Primary School
    The school is situated in the small township of Macarthur in Victoria's Western District.
  • 2 Macarthur Primary School
    The first school was established on the site in 1865.
  • 3 Peaceful Garden
    The "Peaceful Garden" is a special place in Macarthur Primary school.
  • 4 Large open spaces
    The school has extensive play areas with a large oval.
  • 5 Glass House / Nursery
    A vegetable garden has been developed and children enjoy growing and harvesting their own vegetables.
  • 6 Covered Amphitheatre
    A feature of the front of the school is the amphitheatre which is paved with bricks which are carved with names of past students.
  • 7 Playground
    The school also has a large modern playground & a new large sandpit.

Macarthur PS is a small rural school with a current enrolment of 65 students. The school is situated in the small township of Macarthur in Victoria's Western District. The first school was established on the site in 1865 and on April 1st, 1875, school number 1571 was opened in the bluestone building. The school has a proud history and traditions. The original bluestone building is still part of our current school and is the classroom for our senior students. The school has continued to develop its facilities over the years and offers large classrooms with space to learn and grow in a secure setting. Modern facilities have been added with a new library constructed in 2008. During 2010 a new multi-purpose room, canteen and reading support room have been constructed and our school entry upgraded which has further enhanced the facilities of our school. Macarthur Primary School enjoys extensive grounds and a beautiful rural setting which provides the perfect environment for primary education.

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Mini green jigsaw Location

Macarthur Primary School is located approximately mid way between Hamilton and Port Fairy in the Shire of Moyne.


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Mini yellow jigsaw Staffing

Our staff of 2015 is a highly skilled and committed team of people dedicated to the provision of a high quality education for all students.

Principal: Ben Kelson

Grade 5/6: Jacinta Mulder
Grade 3/4: Darren Hilliard
Grade 1/2: Daniel Smith
Prep class: Rachel Thomson
MARC Library: Liz Beavis/Debra Templeton
Art: Ann McNaughton

Support Staff
Music Tuition: Hazel
Technical Support: Adi Kangala

Additional specialist roles:
Phys Ed: Rachel Thomson and Darren Hilliard

Business Manager:
Sylvia Luke

Education Support Staff
Library: Jullie Timms
Welfare Officer: Sylvia Luke

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Our school is divided into three composite groupings depending upon numbers and the needs of students. During 2015 classes are structured as follows:

Prep class: 11 students
Grade 1 / 2: 23 students
Grade 3 / 4: 23 students
Grade 5 / 6: 16 students

Each grade is supported by one of our support staff.

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Mini pink jigsaw Uniform

Macarthur Primary School has a strongly supported Uniform Policy. The community believes a uniform reflects the pride the community feels in the school as well as giving students a sense of belonging. All students are encouraged to wear the full school uniform.

Uniform Policy PDF Link (3 pages - 109kB)

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