principal's welcome

Being the best they can be academically and socially is a message we convey every day to our students.

Established in 1871, Heyfield Primary School is committed to providing quality educational opportunities for all its students. Our present enrolment is 195 students in Years Prep through to Year 6, within 9 composite classes.
The school has modern classroom facilities and will go through the process of a new building in 2020. Our school includes an art room and a fully stocked library. Reading is a very important part of our curriculum and we encourage and support our students to enjoy what they read, as well as the vital skills of comprehension. Being the best they can be academically and socially is a message we convey every day to our students. We have maths specialists who strive to coach other teachers in order to make Maths an engaging subject that everyone enjoys teaching and learning.

Specialist programs include Art, Library and Indonesian / Global Studies. Students access modern Information Communications Technology (ICT) facilities. Students are encouraged to engage in physical activity, creativeness and collaborative play with a variety of play facilities. These include junior and senior adventure playgrounds, fitness circuit, rebound wall, large sandpit and the Playmart shed. Students access a number of extra-curricular programs including a Buddy program, Bike Ed, school concert, swimming, winter sport, athletics, tennis coaching, Little Athletics, Bug Blitz and the Sport in Schools program. Student leadership opportunities include supporting junior buddies, Junior School Council, and School and House captains, with the introduction of transition leaders and activity leaders this past year.

Our vision and school purpose reflects our genuine commitment to our school:
“Our school community commits to working collaboratively to provide a safe, challenging and engaging learning environment. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential and develop as strong lifelong learners with high self-esteem and self-confidence. They will display respect of others and their environment, aspire to have hopes and dreams, build resilience in their learning and attitudes and engage fully with an inquiring mind.
We all develop as learners and demonstrate respectful practices when interacting with members of our school and broader community. We display positive attitudes towards challenges and encourage each other to give the best of ourselves.
We commit to nurture the growth of our students into skilled and successful citizens who will leave our school feeling confident and ready to face what life throws at them.
Our students and our community are at the heart of every decision we make, with the belief that all learners can progress and achieve.”

We have an open door policy and anyone is welcome to raise a concern, ask questions as well as inquiring about our programs. We endeavour to keep open communication with our school community. 
Looking forward to seeing you in the future.

Velleda Bradford
Principal

 

recent news & coming events

To find out what's been happening at our recently go to our School News page and click on the link to our latest newsletter. Past issues are archived.

For coming events click here to open our School Calendar.

You can also visit the Heyfield Primary School Facebook Page.

 

 

school contact details

Heyfield Primary School
22 Temple Street Heyfield
P.O. Box 172
Heyfield Victoria 3858

Click here to see our location on a Google Map

Tel: 0351 48 2666
Fax: 0351 482964
Email: heyfield.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

school bell times

8:45 Starting time with a fruit break
10:45am - 11:05am Morning recess
12:35pm - 12:45pm Supervised Eating of Lunch
12:45pm - 1.30pm Lunch Play
3:00pm Dismissal

 

Supervision of children in the school ground is carried out by teachers; before school from 8.35 – 8.45am, at recess and lunchtimes and from 3.00 – 3.15pm after school.
Please note that children in the grounds before 8.35am or after 3.15pm are not supervised.

School Term Dates

Click here to see the the School Term Dates for the current year and future years as published on the Victorian State Government Education & Training website.

DET provides for four pupil-free days for professional development, curriculum development, school based planning and reporting. Generally, we take one at the start of term 1, one at mid-year for reporting to parents, the third in term 3 and the fourth in term 4. Confirmed dates will be notified to parents well in advance.