Our School - Principal's Welcome

I have great pleasure introducing Birralee Primary School to prospective parents and the wider community.

Birralee is a unique combination in metropolitan Melbourne: a smaller state government school which offers a wide variety of programs whilst achieving excellent academic results especially in literacy and numeracy.

The teachers, aides and office staff know all the children very well – students are not just another face in the crowd at Birralee!

We are committed to developing the whole child. We place great emphasis on children developing positive self-esteem, and to this end we expose our students to a broad variety of programs to assist them in the discovery of their passions and strengths. When children know they are good at an activity they feel good about themselves – this flows on into all areas of life.

As our school declaration states:

At Birralee we learn to live and work together,
To be responsible and to think of others,
To respect our community and care for the environment,
And strive to achieve our goals.

Our students enjoy an extensive curriculum, including as its main focus, literacy and numeracy. We also take the time to expose and nurture children in performing arts, physical education and sport, gifted and talented education, charity work, information and computer technology, and friendship programs.

The recent redevelopment of our school buildings and our extensive grounds have provided our students with a state of the art learning environment.

I am confident that parents who visit Birralee for the first time will be extremely impressed by what we offer. Tours can be arranged by phoning 9848 4996.

Ashley Ryan
Principal