Principal’s Message

We acknowledge the Gunai Kurnai people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and play. We pay our respect to Gunnai Kurnai elders past, present and emerging and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families of Buchan Primary School.
On behalf of our staff and school council I would like to welcome you and your family to Buchan Primary School's website. My name is Sarah Walker and as the newly appointed principal I am committed to providing quality education to our most precious resource - our children. Our safe and supportive school is located in the beautiful East Gippsland region of Victoria in the Buchan Valley which is renowned for its caves, limestone cliffs and the Snowy River.
Buchan Primary School was established in 1877 and it has a long history of offering learning opportunities to students in a stimulating and caring environment that is supported by our local community. I am extremely fortunate to lead our school into the 21st century and ensure your child's education is happy and successful.

Buchan Primary School has small class sizes, spacious grounds and classrooms, a modern uniform, natural play area for our students so that their learning continues from the classroom to the outside and 1:1 netbooks/IPads. We offer a full range of specialist subjects that allow our students to enjoy, share and experience creative and collaborative opportunities and these include: Physical Education, Environmental Play, STEM, Outdoor Education, Cooking, Music, Art, Pottery, LOTE (Italian) and ICT.

Our engaging and challenging curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our students and meet individual learning styles. Our students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning which fosters personal and social growth. We hold the expectation that all of our students will achieve high levels of Literacy and Numeracy upon completion of their education journey and we aim to prepare our students to meet the challenges of an ever changing global society, with the confidence to hold their heads high whilst looking forward to the future.

Buchan Primary is a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationship School and we are part of the Outer Gippsland and Tambo Network. Our school values are Show Respect, Show Empathy, Be Kind and Be a Friend and they underpin our school culture and teaching and learning.

We highly value our parents and guardians for their support and involvement in our curriculum programs, whole school events, parent teacher evenings, the development of facilities, maintenance of grounds, fundraising and School Council.

The staff and students of Buchan Primary School welcome you to visit our inviting and personal school and we look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Warmest Regards,

Aidan Johnston

Acting Principal