A Message from the Principal.

On behalf of the Merrivale Primary School community, it is my pleasure to welcome all families and students to the new school year.

When you enrol your child/children at Merrivale Primary School you become part of a unique small school community, where relationships and partnerships are vital in all aspects of school life. This partnership between staff and parents is key if we are to ensure each child receives the best possible learning opportunities and education.

The school values of Respect, Honesty, Kindness and Gratitude are a key element of our learning culture and interactions between staff, parents and students.

Our Wellbeing Team is dedicated to working with all students and families.

Positive Education philosophy is embedded across the school. We are a partnership school with The Resilience Project and A Big Life school.

A quality education is built on authentic learning experiences and positive relationships between all adults around the learner (student), be it their teacher, principal, support staff, parent or grandparent and extended family.

At Merrivale learning is personalised and designed to harness student’s interests and talents. Specialist programs include STEAM, Visual Arts and Physical Education. The school’s language other than English is Indonesian. 

The school has an active relationship with a local aged care facility and continues to form links with a range of other community groups and organisations.

The school runs a range of camps, excursions and incursions and participates in a wide range of interschool sports. Our Student Leadership Crews program offers a variety of opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and make a difference in the school community though projects and events.

Communication is key and I am a big believer is making sure this happens in a clear and relevant manner so all families are updated and know what’s happening. 

All staff are very approachable and are here to support and answer any questions you may have. We hope our Parent Information Booklet on the website answers some of your questions.

Again welcome back to a new year of learning and discovery. I look forward to working with all families in 2022. 

I truly believe in the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and that we are all part of that village. 

Working together as a team we can ensure; every child, has every opportunity to thrive and receive the best possible education here at Merrivale Primary School.


Simon Perry