Our School

Newborough Primary School is a vibrant and welcoming school that attracts students from Newborough and surrounds. The school was opened in 1949 and has a current enrolment of 150 students. We have a high quality and high tech learning infrastructure and a broad teaching program that includes physical education, art, music, Indonesian and kitchen garden.

Newborough Primary School is a School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) school and our school values of ‘Be Safe’, ‘Be Respectful’ and ‘Be a Learner’ are embedded in all that we do at school. Our students learn to enact these values at school and in the local community – we are sure that they will be model citizens in years to come.

Newborough Primary Students also know that to be a successful learner they need to have a growth mindset and be prepared to enter the ‘learning pit’; true learning occurs after a struggle that can include failure or multiple failures. We celebrate our learning with exhibitions and individual and class based rewards.

The school also has well developed student leadership program that includes School Captains, ‘Newbee’ leaders and house leaders with activities occurring throughout the year.

Like other parts of the developed world, the Latrobe valley is a community in transition. so it is important that we prepare all of our learners for a changing world and uncertain future. Consequently, along with literacy and numeracy, our school curriculum guarantees the teaching and learning of the following skills:

  • creativity & innovation
  • critical thinking & problem solving
  • communication & collaboration
  • using technology & media safely and effectively

In short, our goal is for our students to be motivated learners who value themselves and their community, and have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will see them thrive in all of their life endeavours.

If you would like to know more about our school’s unique and successful programs contact us on 51271448.

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Newborough Primary School website. We hope the information included gives you a clear picture of how much we value student learning – both academic and social/emotional.

Our goal is for our students to be motivated learners who value themselves and their community and who develop the knowledge and skills to become successful and thrive in all of their life endeavours. We understand that all learners are different and require different support and instruction to achieve their goals.

Our school’s mission statement – ‘Knowing exactly what each child knows now and how to teach them what they need to learn next…’ – is there to remind all staff that we must start our instructional work with knowledge of the learner.

I’m proud of the work our students do at Newborough Primary School. On the one hand, they achieve significant learning growth each year in reading, mathematics, science and art, and on the other hand, they demonstrate a commitment to improving their community by participating in sustainability festivals, campaigns to eliminate family violence and some very inspiring musical performances.

The world is going to need confident and creative leaders in the future. I’m confident our students will be a part of making their world a better place in years to come.

Tim Delany

Out of School Hours Care

Out of School Hours Care is available for students at Newborough Primary School. From the beginning of the 2018 school year, families will be able to access the service by contacting the office.

The program will operate from the multi-purpose room and there will be a small fee. The program will include a combination of educational and recreational activities for the children who attend.


Newborough Primary School is also proud to host the Newborough Playgroup each Tuesday between 9 and 11am.

Families are welcome to attend the playgroup and can ‘sign-in’ at the Multi-purpose building without registering at the office. From time to time, students from the primary school will ‘visit’ the playgroup to read stories and organise small games.