Principal’s Message

Welcome to Huntly Primary School. Our school is situated on the northern fringe of Bendigo. Our facilities are well maintained and include an art & science room, library, multipurpose room, vegetable garden (including chickens) and substantial playground areas (basketball courts, oval and a junior and senior playground).

In 2018 there are 11 classes and we provide specialist classes in Art, PE, Visual Arts, and Science. Teachers work in Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) aligned with each unit level (e.g. Prep, Grade 1 & 2 PLT, Grade 3 & 4 PLT & Grade 5 & 6) which support a strategic and consistent approach to assessment, curriculum planning and personalised teaching and learning that focuses on individual student needs.

A major part of the culture at Huntly is our belief in active and supportive partnerships between home and school. We are committed to a partnership of teachers, support staff, parents and students, and we work tirelessly to provide a caring, friendly and safe learning environment.

The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) program is being embedded across all areas of our school – in both classroom and non-classroom settings. Our school values underpin our school-wide philosophy:

RESPECT
TEAMWORK/COLLABORATION
RESILIENCE
COMMUNITY

A matrix of explicit expected behaviours is a constant reference point for all members of our school community. A strong emphasis on positive behaviours is articulated and rewarded in classrooms, the playground and assemblies.

Our staff focus on ensuring that all of our students have the best possible teaching programs in literacy and numeracy. Teachers maintain a commitment to a weekly classroom program that includes at least ten hours of learning focussed on literacy and at least seven hours of learning focussed on mathematics. Support staff provide personalised learning for students with special needs.

Our Information and Technology program is provided for students across years Foundation to grade 6. The program aims to support and engage students in educational programs and deepen the learning process. We believe that it is vital that our students are able to use technology in a productive and safe manner as well as engaging our students and connecting them with the world. A large emphasis is placed on developing students to be good digital citizens.
Our Foundation (Prep) transition program is extensive as we aim to provide a seamless transition for our incoming Foundation students. This year we have introduced the Road to Foundation Program which we believe will ensure our Foundation students are prepared both emotionally and socially for the upcoming school year.

We are extremely proud of our school, its culture and its commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for all students.

If you are considering enrolling your child at our school, please contact us to book a school tour.

Kind Regards,
Jason Lee
Principal