School Profile

Murrumbeena Primary School aims to provide exemplary teaching and learning which fosters open minded, resilient and responsible global citizens.


Murrumbeena Primary School, founded in 1917, has a strong basis of tradition and excellence within the school community which covers the areas of Murrumbeena, Carnegie, Hughesdale and East Malvern. Most parents are involved in professional occupations, and they have high expectations for their children’s achievements. The school’s enrolment of approximately 600 students is supported by a neighbourhood boundary. The school’s Student Family Occupation (SFO) is 0.1883. The community is actively involved in all aspects of the school’s program, with parents being positive, valued and vital partners in their child’s education.


The school is authorised as an IBPYP school. The PYP provides a rigorous, innovative and comprehensive curriculum through an inquiry learning philosophy, with a focus on international mindedness and responsible citizenship. The curriculum involves students in six inquiry units per year, which meet the requirements of both the Victorian mandated curriculum and the PYP. The school is organised into teaching teams where teachers plan together to provide for challenging and individualised learning. Classroom programs are supported by specialist teachers in the areas of ICT/Library, Physical Education, Art, Music and Japanese and focus on catering for individual learning styles and abilities. Information and Communications Technologies play an integral role in all class programs. The school has a professional, stable and dedicated staff of forty people, which includes a principal, assistant principal and a well-balanced staff profile of leading teachers and class teachers. There are a number of support staff in administration, technical support, library support, first aide, kitchen and garden, as well as integration aides who work with a small number of children across the school. A canteen operates four days a week, staffed by a part-time school council employee. A school council run Out of School Hours Care program is staffed by a manager and four assistants.

Facilities and resources are of a high standard, including a modern Library/ Information Resource Centre, Visual and Performing Arts rooms, and a learning centre hosting a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.


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