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We are now accepting enrolments for 2019. Please contact the school (0357261421) for enrolment packages.

From the Principal

Wow, what a spectacular assembly of celebration we had on Wednesday 19th June.

I would like to thank our parents and carers for their attendance at assemblies. Wednesday saw a full house of visitors and on behalf of students and teachers I thank you for your ongoing commitment to Chiltern PS.   Our students love having a receptive audience to present to and the presence of the significant people in their lives makes it all more exciting.

Our F-2 class presented as a follow up from their Inquiry Unit, “Where Do I Live?”  Students presented information and pictures about what they noticed or learnt about the ‘olden’ days.    Our ‘little’ people did a fantastic job, standing up and reading and sharing their learning and are to be congratulated for a job well done.

Our Year 3-4 class presented learning from their Respectful Relationships lesson where they have been learning about the variety of emotions we experience and drew pictures to support their learning. Once again, my heartfelt congratulations on a great job.

Congratulations to Harmony on receiving the Chiltern Art Prize of the Primary School Encouragement Award, for her beautiful fish picture. Harmony’s picture was fantastic and we are delighted in her success.

Congratulations also to Jai who competed at the Regional Cross Country events at Winton Race Course on Wednesday. Jai’s efforts were outstanding and he finished 24th with a time of 12:43.3 minutes. On behalf of Chiltern PS Jai, we congratulate you on an outstanding effort.

Congratulations to Sophie on being selected to represent Chiltern Primary School as a member of the Indigo Shire Council Youth Ambassador Program. We know you will bring a number of outstanding skills and attributes to this role.

On Tuesday our Year 5 students walked down to the kindergarten to read stories to the kinder children. I would like to congratulate our Year 5 students on the wonderful way they conducted themselves and represented our school. Our students demonstrated: kindness, patience and understanding and I was incredible proud of them all.

Thank you to members of our school community who volunteered their time at our street stall. We are very grateful for your help and ongoing support of our great school.

It’s amazing how exciting technology can be. I had a number of enthusiastic ‘helpers’ at lunchtime: Darcy, Jed, Charlie, Aaron and Lucas, trying to organise our new borrowed Spheros. It is amazing how adept our young learners are at working this sophisticated technology. Stay tuned for spectacular Sphero developments.

Next term a group of students and myself will be undertaking scarecrow making! As such, this is a big shout out please for any donations of : Jeans, shirts, stockings, hats, dresses, buttons, shoes, necklaces, pearls, in fact anything you think would be suitable. If you have some items you could donate please drop them into my office 🙂

Please note, student reports will be distributed on the last day of school, 29th June. Don/t forget we have an early dismissal on the last day – 2:30 finish

Cheers

Louie Tempany

Principal

Welcome to Chiltern Primary School.

Our school is situated in a historic North East Victorian town. We are situated off the Hume Highway 30 kilometres from Wodonga and we currently have an enrolment of 57 students from 39 families.

We are an inclusive school with a strong moral purpose, where staff know their students, understand their learning needs and ensure each child is engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

Our school values are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Care and Compassion
  • Honesty and Fairness

These core values are clearly defined and lived by all members of our school, including students, staff and parents.

We are extremely proud of the dedicated and compassionate nature of our staff and our school motto of “School, Family and Community Achieving  Together”  highlights our commitment to the students and the Chiltern community.

Our school purpose is to provide an encouraging, stimulating, supportive and engaging environment that fosters learning and enables students to develop the emotional, social, physical and academic skills required to adapt to and contribute to an ever changing world.  Chiltern Primary also seeks to ensure that all students, regardless of their ability or style of learning, have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a positive learning environment. We acknowledge that each child has unique interests, needs and abilities and our educational program takes this into account.

We care about our students. We have committed teachers who put the needs of the students first. We provide support to students experiencing difficulties with learning through our support programs. We are proud of our welfare program which has a strong emphasis on primary prevention. Our Primary Welfare Officer’s role is to promote a whole school approach to health and wellbeing within the school community and to work in collaboration with students and parents, school staff including the Principal, teachers, Education Support Officers, specialist staff, nurses and student support services officers and with broader community agencies.

Our school has excellent facilities with modern and attractive buildings. We have a large playground area which includes two ovals, play equipment, a Creative Play Pod, a large undercover outdoor learning area, basketball/netball court, a vegetable garden and our new student designed library garden. Our  computer resources provide our students with the latest learning technologies, which support student learning opportunities throughout the curriculum. Interactive whiteboards are installed every learning area.

This website has been produced to provide you with an insight into Chiltern Primary School. It will also attempt to answer some questions you may have about the school’s operation. At times there will be questions of a personal nature that can only be answered in a face to face meeting between you and the school. One of the key features of our school is the way we encourage active continuous communication between children, teachers and parents.