Mrs Carol Booker, Principal

Principal's Welcome

Darraweit Guim PS looks forward to your family visiting our school and becoming a member of our school community. Parent participation and engagement is actively encouraged and appreciated. Staff and parents work as a partnership in the interests of our students.

 

At Darraweit Guim PS we offer your child:

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and caring teachers

  • High quality English and Numeracy programs including intervention groups.

  • A varied curriculum with excursions, special events, and many other highlights throughout the year

  • An exciting Arts program including Visual and Performing Arts

  • An engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) program.

  • Other specialist areas include: French, Physical Education and a ‘Garden to Kitchen’ program.  We also have two chickens – Rita and Faith - who roam around and are looked after by our students.

  • Private music lessons – keyboarding and guitar

  • Spacious playground space including creative play spaces and equipment.

 

Starting school is a big step in your child’s educational journey and can be daunting for both child and parent. We work hard to assist you in this process through our extensive transition process. The aim of our transition program is to familiarise parents and children with our school surroundings and facilities. We aim to provide an enjoyable introduction for your child and a positive beginning to their schooling years.

Welcome to

Darraweit Guim Primary School

Darraweit Guim Primary School is set in a picturesque valley on the far east edge of the Macedon Ranges, about 60km north of Melbourne and celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2017.  We enjoy expansive, well kept, grounds that contain a variety of play equipment and sporting areas.  The school buildings consist of a historic bluestone building combined with modern administrative and classroom complexes.  We currently have 29 students enrolled from Foundation to year 6.  The school staff consists of Principal, 2.2 classroom teachers, 2 part time Educational Support Staff and a Business Manager. Our core values are RESPECT, HONESTY, CARING and WILLING TO LEARN.

 

We provide a safe, orderly and caring learning environment that is challenging, engaging and inclusive.  We are committed to every child's positive educational, emotional, social and physical development through establishing an atmosphere where the children can learn without fear of failure.

At Darraweit Guim PS we value the strong sense of community and are committed to continue and preserve this and we will continue to foster strong and productive home-school relationships that underpin all aspects of our work.

 

Darraweit Guim PS is proud of the rich Foundation - Yr 6 program that is delivered in each of the Key Learning Areas.  We offer programs that promote active learning and we differentiate the curriculum to cater for the individual needs of our students.  Each student works within an Individual Learning Plan.  Our new 2018-2022 Strategic plan has a major focus on Literacy and Numeracy.  We are affiliated with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and our kitchen garden program, along with our five chooks, is a feature of our school.  We also offer a number of extra-curricula activities including keyboarding and guitar lessons, The Life Education Van, inter-school sports activities and relevant incursions and excursions. Our concert brings together the whole school community at the end of the year to celebrate our achievements.

 

Everyone is welcome

Meet Our Teachers

Mrs Jane Nixon

Foundation-Grade 2

Inquiry

Mrs Theresa Buffone

Educational Support Staff

Mr Simon Boxall

Grade 3-6

Physical Education

Mrs Meghan Anders

French 

Garden/Cooking 

on Mondays

Mrs Karen Ivory

Educational Support Staff

Mrs Jeanette Kalinski

Business Manager-

Available in the office on Monday mornings/Wednesdays

School Council Members

DET MEMBERS:

Principal/Executive Officer - Carol Booker

Teacher-  Jane Nixon

 

PARENT MEMBERS:

Kellie Petersen

Helen Worthington

Shaun Spencer

Alysha Haine

Rebecca Poppleton

School Councils is the governing body of the school and has the responsibility of determining the educational policy of the school, as well as responsibilities is the area of:

 

  •      Building and grounds (maintaining & improving)

  •      Financial management

  •      Reporting to school community

  •      Promoting interest in the school.     

 

School Councils are made up of elected parents, community members, Department of education members and the Principal as Executive Officer.

 

Councilors must meet at a minimum twice a term and all members of the school community are welcome to observe these meetings.

 

All parents are advised when elections are to take place (Feb-March) and we urge that all those who are interested in the education of their children take an active interest in the affairs of the School Council and consider nominating for any vacancies

 

Meeting dates and time are advertised in the school newsletter.

 

If you would like more information on the structure and procedures of school council, please contact the school  or go to the DE&T  website.

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© Copyright 2019 by Darraweit Guim Primary School.

Contact Us

Phone:  03 5789 1234

Fax: 03 5789 1361

Email: darraweit.guim.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Principal:  Carol Booker

Address

2 Darraweit Valley Road,

Darraweit Guim, Victoria  3756