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Partnering with our Community

Our school community believes that the success of each child is the result of a partnership between students, staff, parents and the local community, all working together to provide appropriate and challenging learning experiences to ensure all children realise their potential. We offer a high-quality program with a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy as a basis for student learning.

The school has an underlying philosophy of providing a caring and supportive environment in which children are actively encouraged to learn and grow in self-confidence and esteem.

Our student Code of Conduct reflects this same philosophy, embracing the necessity to balance the rights of children with their responsibility for the care of others and the development of the qualities of a good citizen.


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Learn with us

Our learning program is focussed on developing the attributes outlined in our Learner Profile. Through the use of 21st-century learning design, learning experiences are tailored to students’ needs to build independent, inquisitive, reflective and curious learners who are socially and personally responsible.

The community-minded nature of our Group Action Projects (GAP) program, in conjunction with our rigorous Literacy and Numeracy programs, help our students to become personally balanced. Our strong specialist programs including Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, and Chinese, ensure that our students experience not only deep learning experiences but also a breadth of curriculum areas allowing them to pursue their passions.

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Walk to School – WIN News Bendigo

Check out Mr. Curnow and some of our amazing students on WIN News.

Phoenix FM Interview

Our 2019 School Captains – Chloe, Fletcher, Abbey and Ethan – were such wonderful ambassadors for our school during their interview on Phoenix FM (16/08/19).

See a copy of the audio below:



Jess & Deighton West

January 8, 2020

The Strathfieldsaye Primary School Community are devastated at the passing of our colleague, teacher, mentor, friend Jess, and her precious son, Deighton. Jess was a passionate, committed and enthusiastic teacher who was adored by her students, teachers and parents alike and will be deeply missed. Little Deighton was always a delight to have around and a great mate to many of our students. Our heartfelt wishes go out to Anthony, Oakley and their family.

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Tragic Accident Involving Staff Member

December 30, 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,   I am writing to you with some very sad news.   Around mid-day yesterday, one of our staff members, Jess West and her family, were tragically involved in a fatal car accident. I am devastated to have to inform you that Jess and her youngest son Deighton died and her husband Anthony and eldest son Oakley were injured. I have spoken with Jess’ extended family members and offered them the heartfelt sympathy of our whole…

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Newsletter No. 21

December 19, 2019

Please find attached the final Newsletter for 2019.

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Newsletter No. 20

December 7, 2019

Please find attached this week's Newsletter for your enjoyment.

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Newsletter No. 19

November 25, 2019

Please find attached our most recent school newsletter.  

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November 20, 2019

Dear Parent/Carer, CONFIRMED CODE RED DAY SCHOOL CLOSURE I am writing to advise you that our school will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 21st November 2019 due to a Code Red fire danger rating day being determined for our area.  This is consistent with Victorian Government policy that leaving early on a Code Red day is the safest option. The school is expected to re-open on Friday 22nd November 2019 when conditions are predicted to improve.  However if another Code Red day is determined for the…

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