Spring Gully Primary School – A place to belong...

Spring Gully Primary School is situated in a picturesque urban area 5 kilometres from central Bendigo. The natural rural setting is complimented by close proximity to a state park, bushland, reserves, sporting ovals, tennis courts, bike and bushland trails.



Melbourne Zoo Excursion - Grade One

Thursday, 20 October 2016

At this stage the weather is looking terrific for the Grade One excursion to Melbourne Zoo next Tuesday. The bus will leave Spring Gully Primary School at 7.45am sharp and will return at approximately 5.00pm. Children need to bring morning play lunch, lunch, afternoon snack and drinks in named, separate disposable containers. Children must wear full school uniform including school hat, comfortable walking shoes and coat. It is recommended that children bring sunscreen too. Children are NOT to bring spending money. Read more...

Accessible Path & Chair Lift

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Many of you will have noticed the accessible path that was built up the back of the school earlier this year. As part of this project, a chairlift is currently being installed on the middle set of stairs that connect the lower part of our school with the middle level. This is a very exciting develop as it will now provide wheelchair access to all of the key areas of our school. It is expected that this project will be completed within the next two weeks.


2017 Placement Requests

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Throughout October and November we will continue to work on our class structures and student combinations for next year. In the past we have worked to ensure friendship groups remain together, however it is equally important to recognise the need to establish productive environments that support learning, as well as maintaining or building new friendship groups. If there are any concerns about friendship placements for students in 2017, please let me know in writing or email trezise.francis.c@edumail.vic.gov.au by Friday, 4th November. No late requests will be considered.

Please note that it is not possible for parents to request specific teachers as it would be impossible to accommodate all requests. Our process is to develop matched classroom groups based on social and educational needs, and then we match teachers to each class. In this way all classes are developed equally.

Currently we do not know who will be teaching which grades next year and several factors will determine how this is finally decided. We are presently in the process of recruiting staff and this will determine our final workforce for 2017. Our Prep teachers will be known before the Prep Information Night on Wednesday, 9th November.


Student Lunches

Thursday, 13 October 2016

We have become increasingly concerned about the number of children coming to school without adequate food for the day. When children come to school without snacks/lunch it becomes very time consuming for staff to make follow up phone calls or make sandwiches when parents cannot be contacted. A healthy, adequate lunch does assist children with their learning and maintains their energy levels throughout the day. We ask that you please ensure your child/ren arrive at school with their snacks/lunch.


Upcoming Events


October 25
Grade 1 Melbourne Zoo Excursion 7:30am-5:00pm
Chess Club
Grade 5 T20 Cricket Competition
October 26
Bendigo Cup Day - Student Free Day
October 27
YMCA Breakfast Program 8:00am-8:30am
Grade 2 Camp - Discovery Centre and Kooarmurt Scout Camp Thurs. 27/10 - Fri. 28/10
October 28
Grade 6 Inter-school Sports
Carey Grammar School Band Visit
P-2 Fresh Fruit Friday
Loddon Campaspe Mallee Region Tournament - Grade 6 Girls Basketball


November 3
Prep Ballarat Wildlife Park Excursion 7:30am-4:00pm
November 4
Grade 5 Melbourne Museum Excursion 8:15am - 5:15pm
P-2 Fresh Fruit Friday
November 7
Education and Community Development Meeting 6:00pm
November 9
Information Evening for 2017 Prep Parents 6.30pm-7.30pm
November 11
P-2 Fresh Fruit Friday
November 14
Swimming Program Grades Prep - 6 Mon-Fri 14/11 until 25/11
November 16
Grade 6 BSE Production Excursion Ulumbarra Theatre
November 18
P-2 Fresh Fruit Friday
November 21
Grounds, Landscape and Buildings Subcommittee Meeting 6:00-7:00pm
Accountability and Management Subcomittee Meeting 7:00-7:30pm
School Council General Meeting 7:30-9:00pm
November 24
2017 Prep Orientation Day 9:00-10:00am
November 25
P-2 Fresh Fruit Friday
Grade 6 Inter-school Sports
November 30
2017 Prep Orientation Day 9:00-11:00am
Grade 4 Camp Curumbene Wednesday 30/11 - Friday 2/12

Spring Gully
Primary School

Spring Gully Road,

Bendigo 3550

Phone: 5443 7230

Fax: 5441 5584