At Natimuk Primary School we strongly believe that a child’s development as an active individual and member of their community is as important as their academic and sporting achievements, and this is reflected in our Mission Statement, our Vision and Values statements.
Our Mission Statement, Vision and Oath were developed collaboratively between the school staff, students, parents, School Council and wider community, which has enabled us to decide together on the way we want our school to provide for our students now and into the future.
Our school/community values are Respect, Confidence, Integrity, Persistence, Responsibility and Excellence and are supported by the values espoused by our wellbeing program You Can Do It; Organisation, Getting Along, Persistence, Confidence and Resilience.
Our school oath was created by our students and is an affirmation we repeat weekly together in our morning assembly:
As a proud Australian I will have the courage to speak loud and strong, I will respect myself and others, be inclusive and supportive of my community. I will be responsible for my actions, be hard working and strive to do my best in all I do.
To prepare students for the demands of a world characterised by ongoing change, as well as to continually improve teaching and learning programs to ensure students achieve their full potential, experience success and develop a healthy self-esteem. We encourage ongoing learning and acknowledge the importance of teaching how to learn.
To provide a friendly and caring environment that promotes excellence in learning and encourages personal growth and wellbeing for all students; provides support and professional motivation for staff and involves and includes parents and the wider community.
The school has a magnificent outlook with paddocks and farming to the east, an immaculate town oval to the south, Mt. Arapiles and town centre to the west and a synthetic grass playing area and huge expanse of ground and play equipment to the north.
Our work space consists of a multipurpose room, a large room for Prep to 2 children, a 3/4 classroom, a library and 5/6 classroom combined, a music room, a resource room, an interview room, an art room, a shelter shed/wet day area, an outdoor multi-purpose learning room based in the original Natimuk Open Air school building, a sports shed, a maintenance shed and, an office and staff room.
We utilise our grounds for outdoor learning and exploration as much as possible. We have an outdoor building which is the original Natimuk Open Air classroom and is heritage listed as well as tables and benches situated under large established gum trees. All provide a unique and productive learning space as well as nurturing a respect for our natural environment.
Our multi-age classrooms and plentiful outdoor space mean that students of all ages are able to study and play together.
Our vision for a happy, healthy and inclusive school is matched by the commitment, dedication and expertise of our staff. The schools workforce profile consists of: 1 Principal, 2 full time teachers, 2 Education Support officers and 1 specialist Art teacher.
School Council and Parents’ Association
The school is supported by a proud, enthusiastic and very committed School Council and Parent Association who work tirelessly to provide the extras to support the school’s curriculum programs. They ensure the facilities and ground, the finances, curriculum and administration all work towards the needs of the students and ensure the provision of a safe and engaging environment. They care for the school community and the staff and are willing to promote the school in any forum to encourage enrolments. With their expertise and equipment we are able to make improvements to our school that would otherwise be impossible. Their support is highly valued.