Eppalock Primary is set in attractive, well-maintained, spacious grounds in the rural community of Axe Creek, just 7 kms east of Strathfieldsaye. The area caters to families who look upon the unique features of a rural school as part of their life style choice.The school is highly regarded because of its child-centred approach to learning, its focus on students accepting responsibility for their progress, the development of self-discipline, resilience and the pursuit of excellence. Students are in three multi-age groups supported by dedicated teachers and a strong family involvement. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum with Literacy and Numeracy being priority areas.The school has an active parents club who organise community events each term. Local community members and past school families are welcome to attend. Social Calendar highlights include:
The school has a strong environmental focus through our Living Green Sustainability Program which is undertaken by all students weekly. The school is also involved in water saving initiatives, National Tree Planting Day and sustainable energy projects. Through our links with Department of Natural Resource and Environment, Catchment Management Authorities, Land Care, City of Greater Bendigo, Axe Creek Fire Brigade and Scope, students have the opportunity to take part in many authentic learning tasks.The school has computers including Netbooks shared throughout the school which children use as part of their learning. PE, Music, LOTE (Mandarin), Art and MARC (mobile Library van) are enjoyed by all students.We encourage families who may be considering sending children to Eppalock to visit the school and take advantage of a tour of our facilities and discuss our educational programs and our rural unique community approach to education. Our school Facebook page also gives a comprehensive snapshot of our school.
The Axe Creek playgroup utilises our school facilities on a Friday morning. New families to the Axe Creek area are welcome to be part of this group to meet some friendly faces.