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Principal's Welcome

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Wurruk Primary School is a small rural school located on the western entrance to Sale, overlooking the Thompson River. The school opened in 1883, and in the year 2020, it proudly opened an early-learning space onsite, providing three-year-old, and four-year-old Kindergarten.

The School and Kindergarten together are building stronger foundations and closing the gap for our children and their families, enabling access to affordable, high-quality learning environments in our local community of Wurruk. Partnering and openly collaborating with other services to drive positive change for the benefit of all children and their families.

Gayle Coleman


School Staff

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Amy Glover

Junior Teacher

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Brylie Ponton

Education support 

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Crystal Manson 

Education Support

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Judy Sturgeon

Business Manager

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Sarah Collins

Middles Releif 

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Sarah Davidge

Senior  Teacher

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Vicky McNaughton


Maigen Leenders 

Educational Support

The Juniour School

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The junior learning space at Wurruk Primary School is a nurturing environment where each student is encouraged to be the best they can be, through the explicit teaching of our school values.


Our teaching practice is guided by our instructional model which is the foundation of our student's learning journey and is complemented with an unwavering focus on the development of core skills in numeracy and literacy.


Wellbeing practice and language play are an important part of the culture of the junior space. Through activities like mindfulness, we give our students the tools they need to build confidence, cope with stress and relate to uncomfortable or challenging moments, promoting a positive sense of self. 

Amy Glover

Junior Teacher

Junior school

The Middle School

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The middle room at Wurruk Primary is a large, open space, allowing for room to move and learn comfortably.


The building is shared with the junior space, allowing for collaboration between teachers and peers, and smooth transitions during daily activities. The room includes a maths and reading corner, which has been set up by the students in a way that suits them and their needs, allowing for ownership of the space.


Light tones are favoured within this classroom, from light timber desks to wicker baskets for storage. These tones work well with the natural sunlight that shines in during the day, making the middle room a welcoming and enjoyable space.

Sarah Collins

Middle Teacher

Middle School

The Senior School

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Wurruk’s senior space is a composite class, curriculum planning allows students, at differing levels of achievement, to feel both positive and challenged within a safe place.


As leaders, these students are encouraged to live the school values, at all times. Connecting learning across curriculum areas and to wider aspects of their future.


Students examine and discuss other traditions, beliefs, and celebrations as a way to respectfully acknowledge differences, present in the wider community. Encouraging a curiosity, a love of learning, and a resilience that allows them to see failures as key to fulfilling their hopes and dreams, is at the forefront of each day.

Sara Davidge 

Senior Teacher

Senior school

Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.


STEAM learning introduces the basic concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We aim to spike our students’ interest in Science and Technology, promoting ‘21st-century skills’ for example, critical thinking, creativity, cultural awareness, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Our STEAM space is designed to make learning more practical, fun-loving, and easy to understand for students. It gives them proactive experience with the actual scientific models. 

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The study of English is central to the development of all young Australians. It contributes to the creation of confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and interact with others and with the world around them.

The Arts

We provide a well-rounded, engaging arts education that provides the five art subjects - Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Arts. Developing individual creativity, self-expression, learners' confidence, and personal motivation, thereby improving school attendance rate, academic outcomes, and the wellbeing of all our children at Wurruk Primary School.

Each subject focuses on its own practices, terminology, and unique ways of looking at the world. 

Cultural launguage

Our vision at Wurruk Primary School is to provide an inclusive and empowering Gunai Kurnai Cultural Language program for our whole school community. Offering new ways to enrich our identity and culture whilst taking pride in offering Aboriginal cultural perspectives.

Health and PE

In Health and Physical Education, our students develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships.


The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions, and take actions to promote their health, safety, and physical activity participation. 

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