School Profile

 

Eppalock Primary is set in attractive, well-maintained, spacious grounds in the rural community of Axe Creek, 17 kilometres east of Bendigo. The area caters to families who look upon the unique features of a rural school as part of their life style choice. Through our links with Department of Natural Resource and Environment, Catchment Management Authorities, Land Care, City of Greater Bendigo, Axe Creek Fire Brigade and Access employment, students have the opportunity to take part in many authentic learning tasks.

 

 

Eppalock Primary School is very fortunate in that we have very strong community support. The community joins together on many occasions both within and outside the school. You will enjoy social gatherings and opportunities to discuss issues in a very supportive environment. This indeed would be one of the strengths of the school.

 

 

The school has a strong environmental focus through our Living Green Sustainability Program which is undertaken by all students each Friday. The school is also involved in water saving initiatives, national tree planting day and sustainable energy projects.

 

 

The school is highly regarded because of its child-centred approach to learning, its focus on students accepting responsibility for their progress, the development of self-discipline and the pursuit of excellence. Students are in three multi-age groups supported by dedicated teachers and a strong family involvement. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum with Literacy and Numeracy being priority areas.

 

 

The school has interactive white boards in each classroom, computers including Netbooks for Grade 5 & 6 students and digital cameras which children use as part of their learning. Each day begins with half an hour of physical activity designed to charge up the batteries and set the tone for the day.

  


Drama, Music, LOTE (Mandarin), Art and MARC (mobile Library van) are enjoyed by all students.

 


In order to promote engagement of students we have introduced Clubs, which run on Friday afternoons. Children choose preferences for their preferred club activity. These activities change on a monthly basis and are supported by teachers, parents, grandparents or community members. Children are in multi-age groups for these activities and this has been a most successful program.

 


We encourage families who may be considering sending children to Eppalock to visit the school and take advantage of a tour of our facilities and discuss our educational programs.

 

 

 

Contact Details

Address - 149 Patons Road

Axe Creek

Vic 3551

(Only 6km from the centre of Strathfieldsaye)

 

Ph- (03) 5439 6366

Email - eppalock.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au