Our School

Bungaree Primary School


Bungaree Primary School is located in a small rural town located in the Central Highlands of Victoria, 10 minutes east of Ballarat, and serve the towns of Bungaree, Wallace, Millbrook, Springbank and surrounding areas. The area is famous for its rich farming soil and beautiful rural vistas.


The school’s motto is “Together we can grow”, which reflects on the strong community feel of our school and our school values of Respect, Positivity, Determination and Creativity. We believe that educating our students is a shared responsibility between our teachers, parents, community members and most importantly the students themselves. Our vision is for our students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. The school works hard at providing the best for all students.


Facilities at the school include a Main Building which consists of an office space, one classroom and a staff room. A two-class portable building, large gymnasium and another portable with an art room also provide a variety of spaces for learning in the school. The refurbished classrooms are equipped with the latest in computer technology, and we have excellent outdoor areas including playgrounds, oval, and raised vegetable garden. The school has solar panels installed on the gymnasium shed and this effectively supplies electricity and powers the needs of the school in an environmentally sustainable manner. 


Our staff professional learning is focused on effective teaching and differentiated learning. The learning is based on our strategic priorities:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Building Practice Excellence, and Curriculum Planning & Assessment); and
  • Positive Climate for Learning (Empowering Students & Building School Pride).

All students from Foundation to Year 6 are supported by an Individual Education Plan. The school is supported through the DET Regional Office on a needs basis for speech pathology, psychology, school nurse and Visiting Teacher (Autism and Hearing) support services.


The school has strong community and family support, with parents are involved in committees, excursions and camps. School events and information nights are usually well attended and supported, and parents also have opportunities to voice opinions and ideas through School Council and the Parents and Friends Association.


Our School Staff


Principal and Classroom Teacher, Miss Catherine Barnes


Classroom Teacher, Ms Marnie Kentish



Classroom Teacher, Ms Zoe Johnson



School Chaplain, Mr Michael Lewis



Visiting MARC Van Teacher, Ms Kari O'Gorman



Educational Support Staff



Ms Anne Blackwood

Mrs Angela Burgoyne


Ms Elise Mayberry