Eltham Primary School

Respect, Excellence, Compassion & Lifelong Learning

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Eltham Primary School. 

At Eltham Primary School we are committed to a philosophy that encourages care, compassion and team work. We are dedicated to each child developing confidence, self-respect, and a passion for discovery, learning, laughter and play. Our school has approximately 420 children. This allows us all to share the learning journey with friends we know.

Our school is steeped in the tradition of excellence. Our superb sandstone building is positioned in a tranquil setting and complementing this are new learning spaces including a performing and arts centre. Our new buildings are sympathetic to the landscape and combine a brilliant use of space with the heritage we all wish to preserve.

The curriculum at the school is based on the philosophy that children learn best when their experiences at school are structured to take account of different learning styles. Some children learn best when tasks are ‘hands on,' others work well in groups or with a partner. Whilst literacy and numeracy are at the heart of our teaching we provide an innovative and broad AusVels curriculum from prep (Foundation) to grade 6.

We see ourselves as a community of learners; eager to improve and to do the best we can for ourselves and for others. Our Values underpin all that we do. These Values provide an environment where our children can be expressive, creative and engaged.

We welcome and encourage the support and partnership of parents. The recognition that we each have a unique role to play in guiding our children will ensure that Eltham Primary School continues to provide a safe and supportive environment where play and fun is celebrated and where dreams are possibilities.

We welcome parents and carers to join us as we venture confidently and with pride into the future.


Ms Lorraine Kennedy
Principal