Principal's Welcome

Newmerella Primary School opened in 1889 and is a rural school located five kilometres west of Orbost and nearly 400km east of Melbourne. The school has a current enrolment of 49 students who live in Newmerella and also travel to school from Orbost, Lochend, Simpson's Creek, Bete Bolong, Corringle and surrounding areas.
The school's values are: Caring - we accept and seek help when required, honesty - we take responsibility for our actions, learning - we give and receive feedback and we learn from our mistakes and excellence - we celebrate achievements and we promote student voice.
Our 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, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curriculum, music, arts, environmental programs, RRRR (Rights, Resiliency and Respectful Relationships) and Bounce Back, 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 enriched learning environments 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, bike track 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 and provide students with social and sporting opportunities.
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.

Welcome to our school.

Sarah Walker
Acting principal