About Us

Newlands Primary School

Newlands Primary School is situated in West Preston opposite the new Coburg Hill development. Our school is proud of the role we play in our community and we take pride in our welcoming atmosphere. At Newlands, students, teachers and parents all actively participate in the learning partnership.

We provide effective learning experiences within a stimulating and challenging environment. Our rich and extensive curriculum gives priority to the mastering of literacy and numeracy and places an emphasis on the global classroom. The life of our students is enriched through an exciting range of creative programs that include: Spanish, Visual and Performing Arts, Art Shows and the School Concert. Student learning is significantly enhanced by substantial access to Information and Communication Technologies with iPads fully integrated into learning areas at all levels.

A healthy lifestyle is encouraged through Physical Education lessons and an active sports program. We have extensive school gardens which include indigenous plantings at the front of the school and a school vegetable garden. Leadership and social skills are developed through the student leadership program, a Buddy Program, Public Speaking and Community Performances.

Newlands Primary School strives to provide all students with a happy and active start to their school years in a secure atmosphere of warmth and creativity. We endeavour to provide a progressive curriculum with traditional values and promote an atmosphere where effort is valued and achievement is recognised.

Meet the Principal


Welcome to the Newlands Primary School’s website. I would hope that visitors and members of our school community find the website useful and informative.

Newlands Primary School has a dedicated staff, supportive parents and community and great students that enjoy all the benefits of a dynamic and high performing school.

Mr Ross Dudgeon


School Hours

8.50 am Students assemble near their classroom entrance

9.00am – 11:00 am Teaching and Learning

11.00am – 11:45 am Play break

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Lunch Eating time

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Teaching and Learning

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Play Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Teaching and Learning

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Play Break

2:30 -3:30 pm Teaching and Learning

3.30 pm Dismissal

Term Dates 2019

Term 1: 29 January to 4 April

Term 2: 23 April to 28 June

Term 3:  15 July to 20 September

Term 4: 7 October to 20 December

Curriculum days

Each year schools receive four student-free days. These days are used for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting.The first day of Term 1 each year is a student-free day in all government schools. This is to allow for appropriate planning to take place by teachers prior the arrival of students for the new school year. School councils have the flexibility to schedule the remaining three student-free days each year to meet local needs of the school.