Numurkah Primary School community aims to support our students to become motivated and independent learners who value and appreciate their own, and other’s academic and social achievements. We promote social responsibility and work to prepare our students for an ever-changing world. To help us achieve our purpose, we promote and practice the following School-Wide Positive Behaviours:
At Numurkah Primary School, we are…
Numurkah Primary School is situated in northern Victoria close to the Murray River, in what is termed the Goulburn Valley Irrigation District. N.P.S. is located in the township of Numurkah. The town itself is situated on the Broken Creek, within the Moira Shire and is 233 kilometres north of Melbourne, and 32 kilometres north of Shepparton, the regional centre for the Goulburn Valley area. Numurkah is still a farming district but changes to farming and related businesses over the past decade has meant changes to the town’s industries and services.
The school was established in 1879. The school’s current enrolment approx. 200 students. The majority of the students who attend the school come from the township while the remainder come from the local rural farms and are bussed to school. Due to increased mobility of families nowadays, the school works hard to implement social and educational programs that support the varied backgrounds of the students attending the school, whether they begin with us in Foundation or transfer in during their primary years.
The current layout of the school’s buildings and our grounds are conducive to positive interaction between students and with staff and other visitors to the school. There is a range of external and internal play areas, including ones that are designated for passive and semi-passive play promoting social skills.