Our School

Welcome to Wonthaggi Primary School!

Wonthaggi Primary School is located in the town of Wonthaggi, the centre of a rich dairying, farming and tourist area. 120 km south east of Melbourne. Established in 1911 to serve the coal mining community, the school has maintained the strong sense of community to today which is exemplified in the high level parent support for school programs and activities.

Wonthaggi is the gateway to many marvellous beaches and the Bunurong Marine Park which includes much of the nearby coast and extends one kilometre out to sea. Wonthaggi is the largest town in South West Gippsland and services a large area. It is also the home of the ‘State Coal Mine’, a unique tourist attraction, where visitors can go underground to view part of the original mine and visit the museum.

We aim to develop students who are well rounded and take pride in themselves, their achievements and our school. We value and foster kindness, respect, confidence and ownership in our students as they continue their journeys as ‘lifelong learners’. We provide a happy, safe, friendly and stimulating learning and physical environment where students are able to enjoy taking on new challenges and develop their skills.

The Wonthaggi Primary School Council, Staff and Community are committed to working together to efficiently provide a high quality, planned learning environment through an integrated curriculum approach. Our staff model our approach to learning as a continual process through their constant professional development, committed to being ‘lifelong learners’ alongside our students.