We trust everyone has had a very happy and safe summer holiday and look forward to seeing you all refreshed in February 2017!


All students in Years 1-6 commence on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Attendance hours are 8:55am-3:30pm daily.

Foundation students with older siblings at school commence at 9:00am on Thursday, February 2 and are dismissed at 2pm. Foundation students without older siblings at school commence at 9:30am on Thursday, February 2 and are dismissed at 2pm.

All Foundation students commence at 8:55am on Friday, February 3 and are dismissed at 2:00pm.

Foundation students then attend each day from 8:55am and are dismissed at 3:30pm in February, except for Wednesdays, when Foundation staff conduct individual assessments and interviews with students and parents.
Foundation students then attend five days per week commencing in March, the same as other year levels.

 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 the values of Collaboration; Honesty, Integrity, Individuality, Learning, Respect, Responsibility and a Positive Attitude.  We believe the key to student wellbeing lies in building strong relationships across the school, and these 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.

Great Ryrie Primary School is committed to implementing a culture of child safety, inclusive of all school environments, in and outside of school hours and practices zero tolerance of child abuse.

School Philosophy Statement

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

2017 Information Book

Principal: Doug Elliott

51A Great Ryrie Street, Heathmont, Victoria, Australia

Telephone: (03) 9870 6098

Annual Implementation Plan 2016     School Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Annual Report 2015     School Review 2014