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.

Mrs Carol Booker, Principal

Meet Our Teachers

Mrs Jane Nixon

Foundation-Grade 2


Mrs Theresa Buffone

Educational Support Staff

Mr Simon Boxall

Grade 3-6

Physical Education

Mrs Karen Ivory

Educational Support Staff

Mrs Meghan Anders



on Mondays

Mrs Jeanette Kalinski

Business Manager-

Available in the office on Monday mornings/Wednesdays

School Council Members


Acting Principal/Executive Officer - Carol Booker

Teacher-  Simon Boxall



Dani Craig

Kellie Petersen

Helen Worthington

Debbie Raleigh

Helen Monk


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


Principal:  Carol Booker


2 Darraweit Valley Road,

Darraweit Guim, Victoria  3756