Mackellar Primary School

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    "Mackellar Primary School is situated in Delahey, on the established outer western fringe of Melbourne. The school opened in 1991 and has a current enrolment of 502 students. The school is in transition from being a very large primary school to a medium size school with a focus on maintaining enrolments to secure the resource base of the school. Diversity is celebrated at the school with 78.8% of students coming from homes with a language background other than English (LBOTE). 69.9% of students do not speak English at home.  Over 40 languages are represented at the school.  0.002% of the student population is Koorie.

    Mackellar Primary School is identified in the medium to low socio economic bracket of Victorian government schools with medium to high density of ESL students. Student Family Occupation (SFO) statistics indicate that 84.3.% of the school population is in the medium to low socio economic occupations groups and 67.5% of students are from families in the two lowest socio economic occupation groupings.  Our Student Family Occupation rating for 2012 is 0.7008, in 2010 it was 0.7173. 

    At Mackellar we provide a safe, caring and positive environment in which all children are challenged and supported to learn and develop to their full potential. The use of the gradual release of responsibility model supports students to take responsibility to manage their learning through the use of personal learning goals, feedback and student learning portfolios.

    The school structure is organised around the stages of schooling. The Early Years caters for the learning and developmental needs of students in Prep to Grade 4 and is based on the principles of foundational learning. The students of Grade 5 and 6 are part of the Middle Years of schooling with close links being forged with Years 7-9 in the local secondary colleges, especially Copperfield College where the majority of Mackellar students commence their secondary school education. The Middle Years focuses on the needs of the emerging adolescent and independent learning. Grades are arranged in straight Preps and composite grades for years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6.

    The core building contains a central administration block, classrooms, visual and performing arts rooms, canteen, library, gymnasium, multimedia centre, facilities for the disabled, first aid room, learning support centre and staffroom.  The grounds consist of 2 basketball courts, a large oval, 3 adventure playgrounds, quiet court areas, a fitness track, 2 purpose built shade areas, an outdoor stage and an assembly area. In August 2011 a new learning centre comprising six classrooms and a large central open learning space was added to the school facilities. The grade 5/6 students occupy this new facility. The Grade 5/6 Learning Centre building was funded under the Commonwealth government’s economic stimulus package Building an Education Revolution - Primary Schools of the 21st Century."
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      • Service name

        Mackellar Primary School

      • Service address

        29 - 35 Goldsmith Avenue Delahey, 3037
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      • Phone

        (03) 9364 0200

      • Fax

        (03) 9364 0644

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        Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

      • Service hours

        Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

      • Age group

        5 - 13 years

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        Available on Request

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        Various Buses

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        Office Administration