Welcome to Newmerella Primary School

Our school’s vision is to provide a safe and happy learning environment, in which children are able to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to the local and global community.

Newmerella Primary School opened in 1889 and is located five kilometres west of Orbost and nearly 400km east of Melbourne and has a current enrolment of around 61 students who live in Newmerella and also travel to school from Orbost, Lochend, Simpson's Creek, Bete Bolong, Corringle and surrounding areas.

The school offers progressive programs in a stimulating environment catering for individual needs to enable all students to achieve and celebrate success. Of particular mention are the school’s extensive camps, excursions, incursions, sports, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum, music, arts, environmental programs, RRRR (Rights, resiliency and respectful relationships), SWPBS (schoolwide positive behaviour support), Auslan (LOTE – languages other than English) and our cooking and purpose-built industrial kitchen facilities.

Our school is at the forefront and a leader in its technology resources which include interactive screens and up to date iPad computers in every classroom.

At Newmerella, we have a very stimulating learning environment with modern and attractive classrooms, a hall, art-room, an oval, three adventure playgrounds, supergrass covered basketball and volleyball courts, native vegetation, chook pen, guinea pig enclosure, industrial classroom kitchen and vegetable gardens.

Our school is an active member of the Snowy River Educational Community and works closely together with other schools to improve teaching and learning.

The Network arranges a wide range of academic, social and sporting opportunities for students whilst also providing professional learning opportunities for staff.

Parent participation in school activities and programs is widely encouraged. Parental assistance in the classroom with reading and social activities is always very much welcomed.

Newmerella Primary School is committed to maximising its opportunities for all students with staff professional learning playing a vital role in achieving this.

Newmerella Primary School looks forward to continuing to provide an education of excellence for many years to come.

Newmerella Primary School is categorised as a BARR 3 school. Inclusion on this register is a trigger for the school to pre-emptively close on days the district is declared Code Red by the Bureau of Meteorology. Associated protocols will be enforced on these days and this school will be closed and unstaffed. Bus travel will also be cancelled. Please refer to our 'Fire Preparation Category 3' document in our policies tab for further information. Newmerella Primary School will use Compass and/or the school newsletter for communication on this matter.