As a small rural school, we have a current enrolment of 66 students across three classes (P/1/2, 3/4 and 5/6). Student/Teacher ratios are low, with 4 classroom teachers supporting a differentiated learning program across our 3 classrooms. Our specialist teachers also implement morning reading and writing intervention groups to support students who may be achieving above or below the expected standard in these curriculum areas.
While having all of the benefits of a small school, Anakie Primary School is also part of the Moorabool Valley Association (MVA). Together with other small rural schools, the students at Anakie have access to sporting opportunities and a camping program. The school also has a strong community partnership with the Anakie Community House and there is a strong and trusting relationship between the 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 (see Parent Information tab).
The school is a community of learners who support and encourage each other to reach their personal goals and be the best they can be. The learning program caters for students across all stages of learning, with individualised goals in literacy and numeracy. The school has a visible learning approach, where student data is in the hands of the students and learning growth is celebrated through data walls.
Teachers employ a number of flexible means to ensure both internal and external environments are utilized as learning spaces. Externally, the school maintains additional quiet seating areas for students, as well as safe and secure play spaces within a rural backdrop.
At Anakie Primary School, quality teaching and learning is an essential part of our everyday practice. We are committed to providing an outstanding educational experience that caters for the diverse range of needs and interests of the students within our school.