About the School

Dromana Primary School has served the communities of McCrae, Safety Beach and Dromana since its establishment in 1861. There is a great sense of pride among the school community, particularly in regard to its programs, positive learning environment and its excellent facilities and amenities. Approximately 500 students are enrolled at the school. The school seeks to prepare our students for future pathways by developing creative thinkers and independent, motivated learners. We promote positive self-image, respect for others, self-discipline, community participation, problem solving, life skills such as responsibility, effective communication skills and inquiring minds. We actively encourage students to develop to their full potential by recognising and rewarding achievement.


Student leadership and voice is promoted with opportunities for students be involved in the school through Junior School Council, a House System and student leaders. The school provides students with a high quality education in an orderly, stimulating and attractive environment. The curriculum is based on a comprehensive seven year sequential learning program contained in the Victorian profile of the Australian Curriculum (AusVELS) Literacy and Numeracy are a focus for improvement. Our students’ curriculum is enriched by our specialist subjects: Japanese, Physical Education, Computers/Library, Instrumental Music and Art. Our curriculum provides an ever increasing use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) including desktop and notebook computing (3 labs), iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Our students participate in an extensive range of extra-curricula activities including incursions and excursions, camps, sporting, performance and cultural pursuits. Values Education is well embedded across the school. Special Programs include Bluearth, SPA and PMP. An excellent sustainability program has been implemented. Dromana Primary School offers after and before school run by Camp Australia. Our school values the support of and its links with the local community. Dromana Primary School uses the Compass communication system which enables every parent to keep abreast of their child’s achievements (Academic, l and Social).



New programs such as our ‘Hands on Learning’ are a feature of the school’s future directions. Students are working hard in developing our Marine Learning Centre on Dromana Foreshore and reinvigorating our grounds


Bruce Mesley


Dromana Primary School