Our Story


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we learn, grow and play.

We pay our collective respect to the elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants, and we recognise their ongoing connection to the land, sea and air.

Our school values underpin an environment where caring attitudes, quality respectful relationships, collaborative decision-making, and high educational standards are encouraged. We have a strong track record of academic excellence and an engaging learning culture that places students at the centre of all learning experiences.

As a caring school with solid values, we hold high expectations for your child, and we expect everyone to achieve to the best of their ability. We provide opportunity and challenge for every child that complements their strengths, interests and areas for improvement. Our priority is the explicit teaching of Literacy and Numeracy. We also offer an extensive selection of educational programs that support and enhance these core skills and knowledge.

We highly value the voice, choice, and agency of students in shaping their learning and education.  Student Leadership comes alive in various forms at Northcote Primary School.

The well-being of every child is one of our highest priorities. We aim to ensure that every child is feeling good and functioning well and has the skills and knowledge that help them to thrive when faced with both challenges and opportunities. We aim to develop students who are motivated, engaged, and resilient, and who contribute to the well-being of others, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying.

Every day our students show how much they care for each other – in both the classroom and the playground.