Darnum Primary School is an active and inclusive learning community of visible learners who aim to be the best we can be academically, socially and emotionally.
We respond to community needs and implement current current best practice in education. We provide a progressive and dynamic rural school environment which caters for the educational, social, emotional and physical development of the children of Darnum, Warragul and it’s feeder area. It is located 7 kilometres east of Warragul on the Princes Highway.
We develop our students’ educational competencies to the highest possible level and to prepare them both mentally and physically for further education and adult life. The school recognises that each child is an individual who requires continuing opportunities for success and expects the students to develop a sense of responsibility to the school and their community.
There are 146 children enrolled at Darnum P.S. in 2020.
The school aspires to the achievement of excellence and caters for the individual needs of all children so that every pupil may achieve their potential.
The school presents a balanced comprehensive curriculum developing skills and providing experiences in eight key learning areas of literacy, numeracy, science, technology, humanities, arts, health and physical education, and Japanese.
To support and enhance these we offer special programs to address and reflect special needs such as sports clinics, instrumental music, swimming, STEM programs, camps and excursions. A special feature of our language program is our Cultural Exchange Program with the district of Innai in Kyushu, Japan. Resources and equipment to support these programs are being constantly evaluated, revised and updated.
Parents are an integral part of our school and are made to feel welcome by our open door policy in which we value parental input, support, and involvement in school programs. They assist in formal and informal programs such as reading, crafts, arts, sport activities, excursions, administrative assistance, fund raising, group days, policy development, and School Council. We are proud to have developed a strong partnership between the school and families.