Welcome to Monbulk Primary School. We are a family at Monbulk Primary School, and we are strongly connected to our local community.

At Monbulk Primary School our values of respect, responsibility, relationships and resilience underpin the way we work and play together.

We spend time getting to know each student and their individual needs and learning styles which enable us to provide effective classroom learning programs. Students have access to a range of Specialists including Art, Music, Physical Education, STEM and Kitchen Garden, as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. We also offer a variety of extra- curricular activities including choir, and private instrumental tuition in piano, drums, guitar, and voice. Students also choose to start clubs based on their own interests, which are supported by teachers.

All Monbulk Primary School staff are highly committed to their profession and bring a wealth of knowledge and commitment to our school. Our teachers works as part of a team; with each other, and with our families. Parents and carers are encouraged to communicate with teachers and the school leadership. Our parents are also welcome to participate in a range of activities such as the junior reading program, kitchen garden volunteering, fundraising and working bees.

We are strongly connected to our local community, and community members are invited to participate in a wide range of activities that support the operation of the school. Our connections with local sporting teams, CFA, RSL, CWA and the Monbulk Historical Society help continue the proud tradition of our school in the community.

We are a Resource Smart School and we value sustainable practices in and out of our classroom. This is supported by our Kitchen Garden program where students learn about plants and gardening, and cooking our harvest.

As a school we work to develop each child’s academic learning, but also their social and emotional development. As we also oversee the running of Monbulk Pre-School we have the opportunity to support student’s growth and development from the very start of their formal learning journey.

We are a very friendly and welcoming school, and we care about each other and for each other, and for our environment. We are very proud of our school, and the work of our students and staff. We invite you to learn more about our great school, and see our school motto in action, Expect more, Achieve more.

Estelle Alder
Principal

History

On the 18th of January, 1887, in response to a petition signed by 57 local settlers, State School No. 3265, the then “Dandenong Forest Village Settlement State School” was opened. The building itself was second-hand, the white ant-eaten buildings transferred by bullock wagon to Monbulk from Wellington Road State School in December 1886.

The site on which the school was situated was incredibly rough, described by the first head teacher, James B Boyle, as “…in the very heart of the forest, surrounded by trees 100 feet high” In 1899, following the establishment of an official post office in the town, the school was re-named Monbulk school. Since then the school has had a long and occasionally colourful history, facing a measles outbreak in 1911, and burning down in 1913.

Vision and Values

At Monbulk Primary School our vision statement is that we endeavour to nurture and educate individual students in a safe and positive environment. Students will be active and responsible participants in their own learning through a broad range of experiences. At Monbulk we strive to build an involved community, one that fosters the achievement of personal best and helps make a difference to others.

Our school values are:

Respect
Responsibility
Relationships
Resilience

Vision and Values

On the 18th of January, 1887, in response to a petition signed by 57 local settlers, State School No. 3265, the then “Dandenong Forest Village Settlement State School” was opened. The building itself was second-hand, the white ant-eaten buildings transferred by bullock wagon to Monbulk from Wellington Road State School in December 1886.

The site on which the school was situated was incredibly rough, described by the first head teacher, James B Boyle, as “…in the very heart of the forest, surrounded by trees 100 feet high” In 1899, following the establishment of an official post office in the town, the school was re-named Monbulk school. Since then the school has had a long and occasionally colourful history, facing a measles outbreak in 1911, and burning down in 1913.

At Monbulk Primary School our vision statement is that we endeavour to nurture and educate individual students in a safe and positive environment. Students will be active and responsible participants in their own learning through a broad range of experiences. At Monbulk we strive to build an involved community, one that fosters the achievement of personal best and helps make a difference to others.

Our school values are:

Respect
Responsibility
Relationships
Resilience