Local primary schools
The Borough of Queenscliffe provides a range of educational opportunities in early and primary years, which give students the chance to develop the knowledge and skills needed to move confidently into secondary education. Children are able to learn and grow in a community-centred, resource-rich environment.
There are three local primary schools: Queenscliff Primary School, Point Lonsdale Primary School and St Aloysius Catholic Primary School.
Queenscliff Primary School
Queenscliff Primary School overlooks Swan Bay and has a current enrolment of 103 students. In 2019, we are operating in six small grades (two prep classes, two year 1/2 classes, one year 3/4 class and one year 5/6 class) with dynamic generalist, specialist and educational support staff.
We have one full-time principal, six full-time generalist teachers, one 0.5 food technology teacher, three part-time classroom education support staff, one full-time administration manager, one part-time business manager and three part-time specialist teachers. We are also the base school for the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) Van, providing a teaching staff member and literature resources and programs to several small schools within the Geelong region.
We provide students with rigorous and engaging literacy, numeracy and inquiry curriculum as well as our comprehensive specialist program including weekly visual art, performing art, science, physical education, Japanese lessons and fortnightly food technology lessons. Digital technologies and values education are taught by the classroom teachers within the curriculum.
Queenscliff Primary School is an outstanding place to learn; a family of learners where endless opportunities are present. After school care is provided onsite at Queenscliff Primary School for all schools within the Borough of Queenscliffe through our partnership with Lonsdale House Child Care.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School
At St Aloysius Primary School our focus on sustainability recognises the interconnectedness and interdependence of life on our planet, and acknowledges that we are responsible for each other and the earth, our common home. As the Catholic school in the Borough, we understand that living and working in our environment develops in us an obligation to act in a way that ensures future generations can live sustainably on our planet Earth.
Set between Swan Bay and Port Phillip Heads, St Aloysius is situated in a pristine natural environment that allows for seamless interaction and excursions with a unique environmental focus. Outdoor Learning is an integral part of our teaching and learning program, given our spectacular location, and a significant focus has been placed on science and environmental science with a goal of instilling in our students a deep understanding of how our world works and building upon their natural dispositions of inquiry.
The learning environment of the school can best be described as calm and engaging, allowing students to learn both independently and collaboratively in an interactive and focussed manner. We actively encourage academic success and focus positively on social and emotional wellbeing as part of our ethos. There is a strong emphasis within the learning and teaching programme on developing a solid base in literacy and numeracy. We believe that Visual Arts, Performing Arts, including Music, Dance and Drama, and Italian contribute to building the whole child.
While being very proud of its history, the St Aloysius community is intent on providing the most contemporary and engaging learning and teaching programme for our students today and into the future. Being part of a Catholic Community, the St Aloysius students are guided by Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching so as to make a difference in our world both locally and globally. We encourage prospective families to come for a tour of our amazing school, meet the staff and students and immerse themselves in a culture of school improvement and innovative learning opportunities.