Mackellar Primary School
Mackellar Primary School was built in 1991 and since that time the dedicated staff have provided innovative, quality education for the community. At Mackellar we pride ourselves on our three core values of Respect, Learning, Team Work and Resilience.
Our Learning Community provides a safe, caring and positive environment in which all Students are challenged and supported to learn and develop to their full potential. The use of the gradual release of responsibility model supports students to take responsibility to manage their learning through the use of personal learning goals, feedback and student learning portfolios. All members of staff have embraced ongoing professional development; professional learning teams and school based coaching to continue to develop teacher capacity to address student learning, instructional practice, assessment and reporting. The whole school has strong foundations in inquiry learning, which provides the students with enriched learning experiences and addresses the importance of student growth in personal and social learning.
The School facilities and grounds consist of a core building housing the Prep to Year 4 classes, Specialist and administration areas. The Grade 5 and 6 students occupy a freestanding building with six classrooms and a large central open learning space with two smaller learning areas. Our outdoor learning areas feature a large rotunda and undercover eating areas, established trees and other shaded areas that surround our large oval area.