Newmerella Primary School opened in 1889 and is located five kilometres west of Orbost and nearly 400km east of Melbourne.
Newmerella Primary School has a current enrolment of around 97 students structured into 5 classroom groups with specialist teachers in science, music and physical education. Some students live in Newmerella, however most travel to school from Orbost, Lochend, Simpson’s Creek, Bete Bolong, Corringle and surrounding areas.
Our school has a vibrant and stimulating learning environment with modern attractive classrooms, a hall, art room, school library, resource and music rooms, outdoor learning areas, an oval, three adventure playgrounds, supergrass covered sports courts, native vegetation plantation, chook pen, pet rabbits, orchard and vegetable garden. You can see photos of our school grounds and facilities here.
We provide a comprehensive range of academic, social, arts, music, camps, sports, leadership, wellbeing, and environmental programs that cater for the diverse needs of all students.
Our school’s motto and purpose is to provide “Pathways to Success”, to inspire children to achieve to their full potential and make a positive contribution to the local and global community through:
Our school is an active member of the Far East Gippsland Learning Alliance (FEGLA) of schools that work closely together to improve teaching and learning and optimize academic, arts, social and sports opportunities for students and professional learning for staff. We welcome and gratefully appreciate family input, involvement and support.
To find out what's been happening at our recently go to our School News page and click on the link to read our latest newsletter.
For coming events click here to open our School Calendar.
Go to our Photo Galleries page to see images of our school and facilities as well as camps, sports, excursions and curriculum activities.
Children must have permission to travel by bus. Contact the Bus
Co-ordinator at Orbost Secondary College on 51541084.
Click here to download the Bus Application Form for permanent travel.
Click here to download the Bus Application Form for casual travel.
Click here to download the Bus Application Form for Fare Paying Students.
Principal: Stephen Mathers
Business Manager: Kim Nicholson
Postal Address: PO Box 75, Newmerella Victoria 3886
Phone: 03 5154 1620
Fax: 03 5154 1345
Mobile: 0428 449 775
School commences - 9.00am
Morning Recess - 10.30 - 11.00am
Lunch Break - 1.00 - 2.00pm
School Dismissal - 3.15pm
On normal days, teachers will be on duty between 8:00am and 4.00pm.
Children should not be at school outside these times.
Click here to see the School Term Dates for the current year and future years as published on the Victorian Department of Education & Training website.
You can also access the term dates for schools in other Australian states and territories from the same page.