Mackellar Primary School
Mackellar Primary School caters for a diverse student population and is located in the well-established residential area of Delahey, in the City of Brimbank, on the outer western fringe of Melbourne. Mackellar Primary school opened in 1991. This year the school boasts an enrolment of around 415 wonderful students. This year we have 20 grades and the average number of students per class is 21.
Call the office and book a tour, (every Thursday at 12.30) so we can show you what Mackellar Primary School is all about. Learning and Growing Together
Mackellar Primary School Harmony Day Video
Mackellar Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making.
Mackellar Primary School has zero tolerance of child abuse.
100 Days Of Learning @ Mackellar Primary School
Monday July 24, 2017 for Grade 1-6 students & Tuesday July 25, 2017 for Prep students
100 days of Learning is all about celebrating the learning students have accomplished in the first 100 days of the school year. Typically celebrated within the first year of school, our students in Prep to Grade 2 decided to join in the event this year.
From the beginning of the school year, the students have been counting the number of days at school and the number of days to go until the celebration. Students have been extending their knowledge of numbers as they use the visual displays of tens frames in the classroom to record and track the number of days at school. They have been problem solving when calculating the numbers remaining to reach 100 days.
Monday began with the sharing of a creative ‘song’ about the number 100 at assembly by some students from Grade 4F. Following on from this the students in Grade 3B and P opened their rooms to showcase their CBL (Challenge Base Learning) work. Students showed confidence as they lead the sharing of their work via a digital platform and parents watched on in ‘awe’ as the students modelled how games can be used to share important facts.
Throughout the day, students were involved in many learning opportunities with a focus on 100. They were highly engaged in many varied and creative ways as they listened to different stories about the number 100, wrote about the number 100,created a display representing 100 different words, partitioned the number 100, represented 100 using tens frames and constructing models using different concrete materials.
The Grade 1.2 students wore crowns and necklaces they constructed on the day and enjoyed delicious treats such as cupcakes representing 100. It was lovely to hear the celebrations in the students voice as they all joined together in the hallway and counted to 100.
The Prep students excursion to the Zoo clashed with this event so they celebrated on the following day – Tuesday. APrepassembly was held and students shared examples of where the number 100 can be found in daily life. I was particularlyinterested when one of our prep students shared she had seen the number 100… ‘In my back pocket’ she replied. I thought this was handy to know in case I’m ever a little strapped for cash!!!!
An aerial photograph was also taken of the students as they created a visual display of the number 100 with their bodies on the oval.
Thank you to everyone who put all the time and effort into the planning and preparation of the day’s event. The best part of the day was that the students didn’t realise they were still learning – celebrating and learning together. The students were being curious, asking questions, seeking clarification, exploring and challenging themselves in an engaging and social environment.
Child Safe Standards
Mackellar Primary School is committed to ensuring that all children are safe and protected from any form of child abuse. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities if we are concerned about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
This year, the Victorian Government introduced the Child Safe Standards, which are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.
To create and maintain a child safe organisation, we have developed:
Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
A child safe policy and statement of commitment to child safety
A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse, and
Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
Policies related to the Child Safe Standards may be found on our school website. For further information, please refer to