School Context



Dixons Creek is a small, family-friendly rural school that was opened on June 12, 1875, and is located in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley, 70kms NE of Melbourne. The school is situated on a hill surrounded by farms and vineyards overlooking the picturesque countryside. 

The buildings consist of the original schoolhouse where the general office, staffroom, garden kitchen and principal office are located. There are 2 double LTC classrooms located in the beautiful pine forest area of the school. The Year 4/5/6 class is housed in a third, large double unit located closer to the original schoolhouse. The classrooms have a kitchen, disabled toilet and a withdrawal area.  It also has access to a large outdoor learning deck with great views.

The classrooms were built under the ‘Building the Education Revolution’ program.  All classrooms have computer networks and interactive whiteboards. There is a library/learning intervention double room and an art room. A large sport and storage building was completed in 2008.

 

The grounds are well-tended with two play equipment areas, large slide, basketball/netball court, small oval with AFL goal posts, pine forest and shelter shed. The oval and court have synthetic grassed surfaces that provide soft year-round clean play areas.  Rose gardens and native plant areas have been established. The pine forest is a magical place for children to let their imaginations roam free!

At Dixons Creek Primary School we have a mix of experienced and accomplished teachers on staff. Specialist teachers teach Library, Physical Education and Tennis.  The curriculum is Victorian Curriculum-based and enhanced with a four-year Integrated Inquiry Curriculum plan.

 

The school gained Performance and Development Culture accreditation in 2008. We registered as a 'Kids Matter' school in 2015.

 

The school culture is strongly supported by a positive values program that encourages children to be respectful of all people.  Children are highly motivated to achieve well and this is demonstrated in the excellent student learning results at all levels. The staff opinion survey demonstrates the cohesiveness and well being of this dedicated group of professionals.  The parent community is highly supportive of the school programs. Our School Council and PFA are amazing groups of people with boundless energy and enthusiasm.