School Profile


 A Proud History of Achievement and Success

A Community School

Bunyip Primary School, established in 1880 is located in West Gippsland, 80 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It draws its students from the small local township, and surrounding farming area. The student population at the school is 260.

The school aims to:
  • develop self-disciplined, questioning and caring students
  • encourage children to reach their individual potential and experience success at school
  • provide a challenging and stimulating curriculum
  • support a positive, safe and friendly environment
  • encourage parents, teachers, students and the community to work together as a team to further develop and improve the school
  • provide equal opportunity for all members of the school community
  • encourage responsibility, independence, problem solving, active learning and creativity
  • prepare students for future success in learning and life by building on their strengths

Our primary concern is to provide the best possible learning environment for all students and enhance their qualities, attitudes and skills which will enable them to adapt to change and have a positive outlook on life.
The school provides a quality, sequential seven year program in all Learning Areas which is delivered in both composite and straight grades, supported by specialist teaching for Library, Science, Physical Education, Art/Craft and Literacy Support. We also make great use of appropriately trained parents in program delivery, especially during Literacy Programs.


Special features of Bunyip Primary School are:- Better Buddy Program, PAL Program, iPads inthe Junior School and Netbooks in the Middle and Senior School. The students can also be members of Junior Red Cross and Junior School Council.

Recent refurbishments and on-going planned maintenance and improvements have resulted in a very attractive, comfortable and safe school environment featuring twelve class rooms, Art/Craft room, Science room, fully automated Library, large School Hall, Computer Learning Centre, Multi Prupose Room, basketball, netball, bat tennis courts, and spacious gardens and grounds, including two ovals and cricket nets.
Within this context Bunyip Primary School maintains a continuing emphasis on:
  • improvements in Literacy and Numeracy
  • continuing professional development of all staff
  • commitment to student leadership, developing and expanding programs roles for our Senior students
  • the use of Learning Technologies in classroom program
  • Positive and consistant school wide approach to discipline


We have 36 iPads in the Junior School.