We are pleased to introduce a new service for families called ‘Compass’. This will become the primary means of communication between the school and home. Parents are able to login to Compass via the ’Compass’ button located below!


School families have been sent a letter with their unique log in credentials!  There are a number of parent modules available in Compass which we will be introducing over time. There are however, some services which are available immediately.

  •  Email address and mobile phone number - update your details through the portal. The details listed will be used to send important emails and SMS messages to you from the school. Changes of details, including phone numbers, are automatically forwarded to the school so we can update our master records.
  • News Feed – the school will post news to parents, to remind you about events and activities at the school. Your news feed will be customised, showing only the information relevant to you and your children.
  • Attendance - view your child’s attendance online, approve absences, and pre-approve a future absence.
  • Teacher email – parents can email their child’s teachers directly.

You can access Compass from any device which accesses the internet (i.e. computer, smartphone or tablet) and Compass works on all platforms.  Parent involvement will play an important role in this initiative. It will be essential that parents log in at least once a fortnight to access the relevant information for their students and the general news feed.

Compass is intended to be self-explanatory and easy to use, however if you require assistance please contact the school. We trust you find this a positive initiative for you and your family.


Our First Day at School!


Foundation students in FDJ on their first day of school in 2015!


School office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm each school day.

 Our Mission Statement: To provide a supportive and engaging environment which enables students to develop the emotional, social, physical and academic skills to adapt and contribute positively to an ever changing world! 

At Great Ryrie Primary School we aim to help our students develop lively, inquiring minds, a love of learning and a willingness to apply effort to worthwhile tasks.

Our school ethos is based on our six common agreed values – Collaboration; Honesty & Integrity; Individuality; Learning; Positive Attitude; Respect & Responsibility.  We believe the key to student wellbeing lies in building strong relationships across the school, and our values form the basis of all our relationships.

We have a culturally diverse school community and we celebrate differences. We treat every child as an individual and aim to identify and meet the learning needs of each student.

Our ‘Theories of Action’ help define the school we are!

Principal: Doug Elliott

51A Great Ryrie Street, Heathmont, Victoria, Australia

Telephone: (03) 9870 6098


School Review 2014        Annual Report 2013