The School has a strong focus on connecting with the school community as well as the wider district community.
Our school encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s education in a variety of ways, including formal and informal discussions of children’s progress, participation in class programmes, plus excursions and camps, being members of the school council and community relations committee and by maintaining contact in a variety of media.
A school bus service is available for students who reside at least 4.8 km. from the school on the current bus route. Please contact the school if your child/ren require bus travel. If a student will be absent from school, if would be helpful to the bus driver if parents could inform the school.
The Victorian Curriculum is the framework that supports and informs all curriculum planning at Newstead Primary School. A school-wide approach is adopted to design a clear scope and sequence as a continuum across all learning areas. There is a strong focus on English and Mathematics.
Newstead Primary has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy.
In the senior classes students are taught strategies to understand text features and the language devices of texts. Students make personal responses to texts, interpret, analyse and use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts.
The NPS Principal manages the day to day operations of the school. The Principal leads the development of teaching and learning programs, appoints permanent teachers and determines class sizes and structure. The Principal manages all matters of student wellbeing and academic progress.
The School Council is a legally elected body of people that has a role setting the long term future of the School and maintaining oversight (but not management) of the School's operation. The Newstead School Council comprises of teachers (Education Department representatives), the Principal, a community member and elected parents. They meet once a month and report back to the general school community via the school newsletter and Annual Report.
We encourage new families to contact the school to answer any questions regarding enrolments at Newstead Primary School, to arrange a school tour or to become part of the school community.
A fantastic spread in the 12th October Castlemaine Mail showing many of the great things that happen at Newstead Primary School.
Newstead Primary School piano students entertained parents and friends today at the Term Two concert.
Newstead Primary School took part in this wonderful creative event in 2016. Please visit the website for more information.
Great article written by School Council President Pat Fensham, which appears in the March issue of the Newstead Echo.