Principal’s Address

Welcome to Mernda Primary School, a school with a distinctive culture of students learning together and supporting each other to do their best. At our school, staff work collaboratively to develop a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum, support the health and wellbeing of students, and challenge our students to reach their potential.

Mernda Primary School is in the outer north western suburbs and has an enrolment of a 1000 plus students. Our school is set within wonderful, expansive and well-kept grounds with indoor and open air performance platforms for students to perform, an abundance of playground facilities, a gymnasium, oval and multiple purpose outdoor area.

Mernda Primary School is a vibrant place of learning and personal growth. We expect students to do their personal best, invest effort into their learning, and take up opportunities that arise to showcase their talents, explore their interests, and continually develop new knowledge and skills.

Mernda Primary School is a purpose-built, private partnership and state-of-the-art learning environment with ubiquitous access to technology through the schools own resources. Our students have access to the latest technology in every room using an array of technology devices, short-throw interactive projectors or fixed screen televisions. These devices are supported with the state of the art networking infrastructure to enhance student learning.

Our school has excellent facilities and resources which provide opportunities for all students to experience a comprehensive curriculum in a caring, yet challenging atmosphere. The school’s layout provides, flexible learning spaces, classrooms and specialist areas, and a purpose built Out of School Hours Care facility. Whilst the emphasis is placed on English and Mathematics, incorporating an Inquiry based approach, the curriculum at Mernda also features Personal and Social Capabilities learning and specialist programs in Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama), STEAM:- science, technology, Library, Health & Physical Education & Sport and Chinese.

Our leadership team is committed to leading Mernda Primary School in the achievement of high levels of student learning and wellbeing.  They work together with the community to ensure that we are providing the best possible educational opportunities for students. 

Communication is essential and our website is an important means by which we communicate with the school community. For current parents, students and staff, our Firefly portal is the main means of communication, with access to curriculum, assessment information, ongoing reporting, policies, updates and announcements. Our newsletter is published on a monthly basis to share student achievements and learning, reflect on school events and activities, and provide additional information about upcoming opportunities for our students.

We aspire to develop students who will thrive in the new millennium.  We understand that students need to develop greater creative thinking and problem solving abilities and be more self-motivated than ever before. Our teachers support and guide our students to be thinkers and enquirers, who wonder and pose questions.

Our school promotes a set of values which empowers our students to make positive contributions to their school and the wider community.  Our students live and learn by our value of RESPECT.

We hope you enjoy accessing more information about our high quality school as you navigate your way through our website.  We welcome enrolment inquiries at all year levels.  Visitors to our school frequently make the comment that Mernda Primary School has a sense of energy and purpose.  We are proud of our collective work and encourage you to take the opportunity to tour our school.