Anakie Primay School is a community of learners who support and encourage each other to reach their personal goals and be the best they can be.


Our school values are…have RESPECT…be RESPONSIBLE…and aim for EXCELLENCE!


At Anakie Primary School we RESPECT others, ourselves, our school and the environment around us.  We show RESPONSIBILITY with everything we do and make safe and sensible choices.  We aim for EXCELLENCE in our learning, trying hard at all times, to be the best person we can be!


We are a small rural school with a current enrolment of 62 students, allocated into three multi-age classrooms of a P/1 classroom, 2/3/4 classroom and a 5-6 classroom.

Our school is committed to providing high quality instruction within a supportive teaching and learning environment where students are known academically, socially and emotionally as unique individuals by all staff members.  Our programs are designed to cater for the needs of all students within these multi-age classrooms and as such all students have their own literacy and numeracy goals, and with teacher support, are able to track their learning using goal trackers and data walls.   

While having all the benefits of a small school, the students at Anakie Primary School belong to the Moorabool Valley Association. Together with other small rural schools, students have access to sporting opportunities and a camping program.  The school also has strong community partnerships with Parks Victoria, the Anakie Community House and the Anakie Community Garden. There is a productive relationship between parents and staff, with high levels of parent participation on school council, as school helpers and in the form of a vibrant Parents and Friends Association.  We are proud to be active and vital members of our local community.


Principal:   Miss Jill Gillies

Business Manager:   Mrs Lyn Findlay

Year P/1 Classroom Teacher:   Miss Meagan Lowe

Year 2/3/4 Classroom Teacher:   Miss Caitlin Pickering

Year 4/5/6 Classroom Teacher:   Mr Steve Smith

After School Care Coordinator:   Ms Dee Nydam

MARC Library Teachers:   Mr Andrew Donnelly and Mr John Tantau

We are proud to offer the following specialist programs:

Science: Ms Christoe

Visual Arts: Miss Deppeler

Music: Miss Lowe

PE: Mrs Martin

Students learn Indonesian at Anakie Primary School with Miss Pickering.



Anakie Primary School begins their learning at 9am and dismisses students at 3.30pm.

We are focussed on student attendance, being on time and ready for learning – missing school means you are missing out!

In 2017 we are aiming for 94% attendance or higher.

Session One  - 9.00am—11.00am

Recess – 11.00am—11.30am

Session Two –  11.30am—12.30pm

Lunch –  12.30pm- 1.15pm

Session Three – 1.15pm-2.15pm

Fitness – 2.15pm- 2.30pm

Session Four – 2.30pm- 3.30pm



We encourage students to eat healthy food for their snack and lunch.  Fruit or vegetable snacks are eaten at 10am.  Students will also need a recess snack, lunch and a drink.

School bag with name and/or personalised tag

All clothing should be clearly named with a permanent marker or label.  You may wish to include a change of clothes including underwear in a plastic bag if needed.

A SUNSMART hat is required when the UV Index reaches 3 or higher.  Sunscreen should be applied at home for further protection.



Anakie Primary School uniform is to be worn daily and can be ordered from the school, at the end of each term.  A small stock of uniforms is available for purchase, as well as a range  of second hand uniforms.

The school uniform (with or without school logo) is compulsory at Anakie P.S.   If your child is out of uniform please use our green “Out of Uniform” form explaining the reason and returning it to the classroom teacher.

 We urge parents to clearly label all clothing worn to school. In the case of an item of clothing being lost it can be returned to the right owner.

The uniform consists of:


Navy polo shirt with red striped collar or red polo shirt with blue striped collar (short sleeved) and Navy shorts.
Girls may also wear a blue and white checked school dress.
Navy  broad brimmed or bucket hat.


Navy polo shirt (long sleeved);
Navy track pants;
Navy windcheater or Navy bomber jacket; or Navy and Red bomber jacket.
The school logo is screen printed onto all uniform items.
The wearing of school shoes is encouraged.

Anakie P.S. is a Sun Smart School and part of the term one and term four school uniform includes a blue broad brimmed or bucket hat which must be worn during all outdoor play.  Students are encouraged to wear sunscreen.  Each student should bring along their own sunscreen.  The school is no longer able to supply sunscreen due to allergic reactions in some children.