All of our programs are purposefully designed to meet the needs of our students. We have a strong data focus to ensure we are able to cater to the needs of every student. We are proud to be able to say that we provide independent and individual goal setting for EVERY student in the school. All of our lessons are differentiated and engaging. With an average of 15 students per class, we are able to provide a personalised education for each and every child.                                  


Our students who require additional learning support work 1:1 or in small groups targeted to individual needs facilitated by our experienced educational support staff members and myself.  We have introduced a SRC leadership group, including two school captains.


Ensuring your child becomes literate and numerate is our core business.


We provide a comprehensive English program for all children across the school. Our English program promotes the development of literacy skills through the provision of daily literacy sessions. These literacy sessions are non-interrupted learning time for children Foundation to Year 6. Students engage in a minimum of two hours of literacy daily.


Our reading program is based on the CAFÉ model, our writing includes the 6+1 traits of writing.


Our numeracy program aims to develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world.  It covers Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry & Statistics and Probability and has the four math’s proficiencies embed within. These proficiencies include: Understanding, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Fluency. 


We use an inquiry approach to integrate curriculum areas such as history, geography, science etc.  We aspire to develop students who will thrive in the new millennium and understand that students need to have greater thinking and problem solving abilities and be more self-motivated than ever before. Through this approach, we support and guide our students to be thinkers and enquirers, who wonder and pose questions.


Our Specialist programs are currently:

  • Art
  • Physical Education/Outdoor Education
  • Language other than English (LOTE): French
  • Kitchen Garden

The school seeks to provide a broad range of experiences and activities during the year, which both complement and enhance the curriculum.

  • Excursions, which can be in Melbourne or local.  We will often do walks around Darraweit Guim to explore our surroundings.
  • Incursions to the school have been greatly received.  This is where outside organisations visit the students at school.
  • Camps – Year 3-6 students attend a three-day camp and the F-2 students experience a sleepover at school.



Darraweit Guim Primary School is working towards becoming a certified 5-Star ResourceSmart School.  Concepts of sustainability are embedded throughout all aspects of our curriculum to prepare students to be informed, act in innovative ways and participate in opportunities in changing local, regional, and global economic environments.


Currently, students and staff are taking active roles in trying to reduce our electricity usage, waste disposal and improve our schools and communities’ biodiversity.


As part of the ResourceSmart Schools Program, Darraweit Guim Primary School need to complete the following modules:

  • Core
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Biodiversity

In order to achieve this, Darraweit Guim Primary School will plan and host sustainability events throughout the year.