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.
Maffra Primary School nurtures a respectful community of diverse, empowered and resilient lifelong learners. Children are in a school environment for 7 hours of the day, leaving 17 hours that they will be influenced by other family members. Our aim at Maffra Primary is to care for the ’whole’ child which includes having strengths in academic, social and emotional levels.
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.
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.
Go to our School Communication Page to open the Skoolbag App and see current notifications for our school. If you have a smartphone you can download the Skoolbag App to your phone to receive notifications from our school.
A formal assembly for the whole school is held on Fridays at 2.50pm in the gym. Family members are always welcome attend assembly. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students and school community.
Maffra Primary School Newsletter is published on a Thursday. Newsletters are also sent out as an alert via Skoolbag.
To find out what's been happening recently at our school click here to read the current edition of the newsletter. You can also find current and past editions of the School Newsletter, on our Skoolbag app.
Click here to see a photo gallery comprising images of our School Grounds and Facilities as well various classroom and extracurricular activities.
There is a privately run "town bus" which operates to and from our school which students may use. Drivers accept daily or weekly payments. Students residing more than 4.8 km. from our school may be eligible for travel on Government funded buses. If you think your child may be eligible, discuss this with the office staff. Country buses are co-ordinated through Maffra Secondary College.
Before and After School Care is available from Gumnuts Early Learning Centre.
Please click here for to download Gumnuts contact details and session times.
To enrol directly with Gumnuts click here to go to their booking page.
Principal: Matt Currie
Business Manager: Kristy Phillips
School Name: Maffra Primary School
Postal Address: P.O Box 160
MAFFRA , Victoria 3860
Telephone : 03 5147 1236
Fax : 03 51472 928
Acc No: 10043534
Account Name: Maffra Primary School Official Account
ABN: 11 360 979 350
8.45am - 9.00 am - Arrive at school
9.00 am - School begins
11.00 am – 11.30 am - Morning Recess
1.00 - 1.10 pm - lunch eaten in the classroom
1.10 - 1.50 pm - Lunch recess
3.20 pm - School finishes
Supervision of children in the school grounds is carried out by rostered teachers each school day from 8.30 am. - 9.00 a.m and from 3.20 pm. - 3.40 pm. Children should not be in the grounds before 8.30 a.m. or after 3.40 p.m. as there is no supervision outside these times.
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