Metung Primary School, established in 1890, is situated in a natural bush setting on the Gippsland Lakes between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. The local area has a healthy tourist industry based upon recreation, boating and fishing.
The school itself consists of the original rural school building and three relocatable classrooms. In 1984, an art room/library was built under School Council contract. Extensions were again carried out in 1994, when an administration wing was constructed. During 1997, new playground equipment was installed and the school was repainted and renovated. Cricket nets were erected in 1998 with funding from the START program. The former teacher’s residence was removed in 1998 and the land converted to additional playground space.
School Motto & Vision
“It takes a village to raise a child”
Metung Primary School aims to maximise the potential of students, both as individuals and within the community through nurturing a safe and stimulating environment where high expectations, empathy, inclusivity, teamwork, academic rigour and lifelong learning are valued.
The school currently has two classrooms: a grade Prep/1/ 2 and a grade 3/4/5/6. Specialist programs include Music, Physical Education, Art and the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC).
The school has a Business Manager who is located in the School Office four days per week.
Metung Primary School is the administration base for the MARC librarian. The MARC scheme provides library lessons and borrowing for several schools in the East Gippsland district.
The school also takes great pride in its communication with parents via our fortnightly newsletter, website, via text, uEducateUs and parent information afternoon and evenings.
Individual student school reports are distributed to parents and carers at the end of Term 2 and 4. Parent Teacher interviews are held in terms 3 and 4.
This communication is further enhanced by the high level of parent involvement in school programs and in social and fundraising activities. Great emphasis is placed upon all issues affecting the welfare of our students; including Department of Education and Training directives for new educational ideas, health and safety issues and other areas that may affect the wellbeing of staff and students. The School Council ensures that the principles of merit and equity operate within the school.
2024 STAFF/CLASS STRUCTURE
Jim Allen – Principal, Grade 3/4/5/6 Teacher & Music
Jacinta Bennett – Grade Prep/1/2 Teacher
Wendy Anketell – Grade 3/4/5/6 & STEAM Teacher & Tutor
Peter Robertson – Teacher Librarian (MARC)
Clare Edwards – Art
Jo Hart – Business Manager
Leonie Kugelmann – Education Support
Lisa Davis – Education Support
Rosemary Colombo – Education Support
Casey Brownlie – School Council President
Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent/carer contributions.
This document outlines the voluntary parent/carer contributions at our school.
8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Monday to Thursday
Before School Care:
7.45 am – 8.45 am (pre-registration required contact office)
10.00 am – 10.10 am
11.00 am – 11.30 am
Lunch is eaten in the classrooms between:
1.30 pm – 1.40 pm
1.40 pm – 2.30 pm
After School Care:
3.20 pm – 4.20 pm (pre-registration required contact office)
*During February, children in the Prep grade are not required to attend school on Wednesdays.
*On the last day of each term, an early dismissal is assigned.
2024 Term Dates
STAFF – 29th January
STUDENTS – 30th January to 28th March
15th April to 28th June
15th July to 20th September
7th October to 20th December
School Hours & Bell Times
Classes commence – 9:00 am
Recess – 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
School Dismissal – 3:20 pm
School Office Hours
Jo is in the office four days a week.
Monday to Thursday – 8:00 am to 4.00 pm
An answering machine will take messages when the office is unattended.
Alternatively, text or ring the school mobile however the mobile will not be answered during teaching times.