About Us

Strathfieldsaye Primary School

Strathfieldsaye Primary School is located 10 km from the centre of Bendigo in a unique rural setting bounded by high quality community and recreational facilities.

Our school’s mission is to develop independent, confident children by providing learning experiences aimed at students pursuing excellence in all areas of the school curriculum.

The philosophy of our school is firmly based on the belief that the best educational outcomes are achieved when school and home work together to ensure the social, physical, emotional and intellectual development of the student is met.

The school is a modern teaching and learning facility incorporating a comprehensive computer network to support the provision of information technologies for our student’s future education. 

We have an excellent outdoor facilities including a netball court, three large adventure playgrounds, two shade cloth protected sand pits for Junior School students and a covered basketball court. This covered area provides a venue for Physical Education lessons, sporting activities and our whole school assemblies.

At Strathfieldsaye Primary School we provide a number of specialist programs including Visual Arts (Visual and Media), Physical Education, Chinese Language, Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) and Digital Technolgies. Students who require more assistance in Literacy are catered for in intensive small group sessions using strategies and resources based on the MultiLit intervention program.

Parental support and involvement is an important priority for the school. We receive excellent support for classroom programs at all levels from parents, School Council, Parents and Friends, and the wider school community. We aim to provide an open friendly atmosphere that welcomes parents and families to the school and treats their concerns seriously. The school also has a philosophy of providing a caring and supportive environment in which students are actively encouraged to learn and grow in self-confidence and esteem.

We look forward to working cooperatively with our community to provide the best quality of education possible for the students of Strathfieldsaye.

Our CORE Values

We have established a set of foundation values that underpin all the work, relationships and directions of the school. They reflect the needs of our community and the aspirations we have for our students through learning and their development as young people. Our values drive our actions, behaviour and attitudes. They are the ‘core’ of who we are. 

Our CORE Values are:

  • Caring
  • Optimism
  • Respect
  • Excellence

These foundation values were developed in consultation with students, the school community, and teachers to reflect the areas which we hold as being important and special to our school community. There are many other values that we celebrate within the school through wellbeing initiatives such as School Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Respectful Relationships.

Our CORE values provide a recurring theme throughout the child’s learning journey at Strathfieldsaye Primary School as they grow as an individual and a valued citizen of our community. 


At Strathfieldsaye Primary School we adopt a holistic approach to supporting each student and maximising his or her potential through developing their social, academic, and emotional wellbeing. This is best achieved when taken on as a joint responsibility between home and school.

We strive to support our students to become thoughtful, caring, considerate and compassionate human beings when interacting with others. We also encourage our students to become active citizens within the local community. We do this by teaching social skills that complement our School values of caring, optimism, respect and excellence.

The development of these values is underpinned and fostered through the implementation of our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework and enhanced by the following programs that run within the school…

  • Healthy, Active Healthy Kids Priority
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Berry St Trauma Informed Practice

Each of these programs is designed to nurture within each student, a sense of responsibility, respect, self-worth, and the importance of being a conscientious member of the school community.

In addition to these four programs, we employ restorative practices to repair, strengthen and build fractured relationships in a positive manner. We consider positive and responsible student behaviour is essential to the development of a supportive and cooperative school community.

One Hope mentors also assist some students at Strathfieldsaye Primary School. One Hope is a mentoring program that helps Australian children needing additional support. The program works to improve opportunities for mentored children in the areas of education, self-confidence, and wellbeing.

Wellbeing Team

Assistant Principal – Leading the Teaching of Wellbeing

Learning Specialist – Wellbeing Focus

Inclusive Education Coordinator

Wellbeing Program Coordinators

School Chaplain / Wellbeing Support Worker

Visiting DE Psychologist

Visiting DE Social Worker

Visiting DE Speech Therapist