Our school is located six kilometres from Yackandandah and thirty kilometres south-east of Wodonga. Currently the school enrolment is 61. The school has 3.4 full time teaching staff, 0.2 Integration support staff and a Business Manager. We have the services of an art specialist from the Mobile Art and Craft Van (MACC) and the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) and its librarian, one day per fortnight each.
The school aims to provide optimal learning opportunities for every student across all curriculum areas, as outlined in the Victorian Curriculum. Our school is currently organised into three classes: P-1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 . We currently offer specialist Music and Italian LOTE classes weekly. Our students alternate each year either performing in the Wodonga Schools Arts Festival or in our own school production, overseen by our music teacher. Our visits from the MARC and MACC vans to add to our range of specialists.
We participate in a range of district sporting events, including those organized by our own rural schools’ network. Early intervention programs are provided as required. Students are provided with access to learning technologies with the school having a current computer to student ratio better than 1:2 we also have 30 iPads for students to use. The school has interactive whiteboards and we have relatively low class sizes, which enables the provision of wide ranging practical learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.
We have regular visits by performing artists, sports instructors and community organisations. We have use of the local hall for special events, and our end of year Graduation and family BBQ. Our beautiful school grounds provide lots of open space for play as well as designated outdoor learning areas.
A major strength of our school is the commitment of the families to the school, through membership of School Council, assistance with classroom programs and helping with grounds maintenance. The school is a vital part of the local community and maintaining this continues to be a strong focus for families, staff and students.