About Our School

At Milawa Primary School, we educate our young people to be engaged in their learning, respectful of themselves, others and their environment, creative in thinking and doing, and connected with their school, community and their world. Milawa Primary School is a rural school located approximately 15 kilometres from the Rural City of Wangaratta. The school established in 1907 has serviced the town of Milawa and surrounding hamlets during this time and has become the hub for state education with the closure of many of the schools that once existed in these communities. As such the school has enrolments from smaller towns such as Tarrawingee, Markwood and Carboor.

The school has a combination of new and more traditional facilities. The older part of the school includes the original school building as well as an additional three classrooms, an administration area and school kitchen. These classrooms are utilised for both generalist classrooms and specialist classes, including a well-equipped library, LOTE and Instrumental Music. In 2010 the BER program saw the placement of an open learning space that contains 4 class spaces as well as staff offices. The grounds are spacious and provide a safe and happy environment in which the children can play, including shaded playground areas, a football / cricket oval and a soccer pitch. There is also a basketball court, rebound wall and a maze to encourage more creative and passive play as well as our Native Growth Corridor and soon to be developed Rock Garden. There is a shared eating area complete with composting facilities which help sustain our kitchen garden and feed our chooks.

Milawa and the surrounding district provides a lifestyle of choice for our families and as such there has been a long-standing support from the community for the school. Enrolments are steady with around 60 students for 2024. The school is staffed with 4 full time highly experienced classroom teachers, a tutor teacher, a business manager, part time LOTE Italian teacher, a full-time education support assistant and a Principal. The school also has the MACC (ART) and MARC (Library) services as well as specialist programs in Environmental Science and Indigenous Studies, PE, Digi Tech, Performing Arts, Kitchen Garden and with Instrumental Music available also. All classroom teaching staff are members of the School Improvement Team.

We currently provide free Before School Supervision from 8.15am, and a bus to Oxley Primary School for Outside School Hours Care program caters for the needs of busy parents outside these times and during school holidays.

The school has a strong curriculum and approach to literacy and numeracy. Through engagement in high-level professional learning, our pedagogy and practice has been refined to provide explicit planning and innovative instruction in all areas. We are also well known for our proactive teaching of emotional intelligence, and we have recently begun our journey with the School Wide Positive Behaviours approach, which is well supported with our Mental Health Leading Teacher.

We welcome your interest in the quality education that Milawa Primary School can provide for your child. Come and chat with our highly skilled and approachable staff or spend some time with our students, of whom we are justly proud.