History

Alvie Primary School formed in 1957 by the amalgamation of many small district schools. Past students remember Alvie Primary School as an important part of their lives, proudly supporting and serving local rural communities.

Today our school continues to play an important role within the district. Being a small school, we maintain a healthy community minded culture, and experience higher levels of wellbeing.

Our beautiful 14 acres of manicured school grounds provides a wonderful canvas for children to learn.  It consists of two playgrounds, two tennis courts, a football / cricket field, a soccer field, a basketball court, 1km walking / running / riding track, mountain bike skills flow track, extensive rose gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, chook pens, 5-acre developmental bush play area, relaxing courtyards and shaded grass areas.  We have a large multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, dedicated music / multimedia room / Indonesian language space. 

We design our learning programs with the whole child at the centre.  This means that we equally address three key elements 

(1) the child’s social and emotional wellbeing; 

(2) the dispositions and skills required to be a successful learner; 

(3) the Victorian Curriculum.

Our school community of students, staff, parent and carers are working together to further develop the nature based developmental playground, a sculpture park, Frisbee golf course, citrus garden, indigenous garden and berry garden. 

Alvie Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students. 

The programs and teaching at Alvie Primary School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

* elected government

* the rule of law

* equal rights for all before the law

* freedom of religion

* freedom of speech and association

* the values of openness and tolerance. 

To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we explicitly teach and promote through the active implementation of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework; display posters and banners that promote our values in our school; celebrate our values in our school newsletter and website; provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate the values; discuss and reflect on our values with students in the classroom, meetings and assemblies.