Welcome to Millner Primary School…
Millner Primary School is a highly-multicultural urban primary school, catering for students from preschool to Year 6. We are a small school, characterised by a diverse population. These two demographic features ensure that all of our students are very well known by the adults throughout the school and that our students learn that difference and diversity is a normal part of life.
We have a high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cohort (nearly 40%) coming from the local area, two town communities and some students from remote communities. We have a growing and significant population (approximately 70%) of students who speak English as a Second Language or Dialect with new arrivals from South Asia as well as less recent arrivals from the rest of Asia, with the most significant proportion coming from the Philippines. There are approximately 40 different language / dialect backgrounds in our student population.
The school has a strong history of working closely with the broader school community, including partner organisations. We place a high value on the importance of a broad educational experience for students at our school – Millner students can access programs in instrumental music, Indonesian, robotics, specialist Art, as well as an array of sporting opportunities.
We believe that working with families optimises student opportunities. The school recognises the importance of student well-being and supports initiatives and programs which enhance this focus. Millner School has a long-term goal of growing enrolments and continues to implement specific programs and frameworks – including a Literacy Framework, Meaningful Maths and Berry Street – that are grounded in educational research and reflect our school needs and aspirations.
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J. Noella Goveas