Established in 1897, Chum Creek Primary School is a small, rural, State-run school situated on the outskirts of Healesville that caters for children aged from four years and nine months to approximately twelve years of age. At the time of writing our enrolment is 52.
Our school is often chosen by parents seeking an alternative to larger, more mainstream schools. We understand and acknowledge this and aim to provide small class sizes and a more relaxed atmosphere. Staff and students are on first-name terms. We have a school uniform but it is not mandatory.
We currently have three composite classes: Prep/Year 1, Years 2, 3 and 4; Years 4, 5 and 6. We endeavour to keep our class sizes small and equitable, and with this in mind we are not locked into these class formats.
With an appreciation for the environment we encourage unstructured, cooperative outdoor play and our students love building cubbies. We are also lucky enough to have a variety of wildlife living in and around our schoolgrounds. Apart from various birds including rosellas, cockatoos and kookaburras we have also recently had a bowerbird nesting in our yard! We have also hosted possums, microbats, kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lizards at different times.
We are pursuing an ongoing program of refurbishment with a limited budget with the aim of providing the best resources we can for our students. We see this as important in order to support our students’ learning and to show them that we value them.
Despite the limitations of Covid we enjoy healthy engagement by the school community and we are always happy for extra input into our School Council, Parents Club or just helping out with the many ongoing maintenance jobs we have. For more information, please email the Principal.
Chum Creek Primary is a small, rural school with a long history of awareness of, and concern for, the environment. The school community holds the education of our children for a sustainable future as a core issue. The school believes it is vital to work towards creating a more sustainable school and future.
Chum Creek Primary School offers students and their families: