Newham Primary School is situated in picturesque surroundings near Hanging Rock, 10 minutes from Woodend, and has a current enrolment of 119 students. Newham is a small, vibrant ‘village’ and consists of historical buildings and small acreages surrounded by long established farms, residential properties, small businesses and internationally recognised wineries. It is a very proactive community that supports the school in a number of very positive and valuable ways.
Although established in 1877, our attractive current school building was built in 2010 in the Rural Replacement Program. The school grounds are spacious and attractive with extensive ovals, playground equipment and special play areas developed and maintained by the Newham community.
The Newham Community
The broader Newham community is very proactive and supportive of our school. We have developed a valuable partnership with the Newham and District Landcare which facilitates Waterwatch, supports our Environmental Program, provides hands-on assistance and plays a major part in developing our attractive school ground environment for the children to explore, learn and play. Landcare has developed the Propagation Project as an ongoing fundraiser working closely with our parents to provide plants for Melbourne Water while the local Garden Club continues to provide hands-on assistance and substantial funds for special landscaping projects and our new Kitchen Garden Program. Local artists, retired teachers and business people complement and extend the programs provided by the staff while enriching the learning for the students.
- Enhancement and support programs in
Literacy and Numeracy
- Specialist Science program
- Plant propagation and gardening
- Water Watch
- Kitchen Garden Program
- Music Program and Instrumental Music Tutors
- Full Sports and Physical Education program
- Perceptual Motor Program
- Camps for every year level
- Regular excursions and incursion