Welcome to Macarthur Primary School website.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our site and looking at the wonderful education we offer our students.
Welcome to Macarthur Primary School
The school is situated in the small township of Macarthur in Victoria's Western District.
A feature of the front of the school is the amphitheatre which is paved with bricks which are carved with names of past students.
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.
Macarthur Primary School is located approximately mid way between Hamilton and Port Fairy in the Shire of Moyne.
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
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.
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)