Goldfields Primary School is a decile 8, co-educational state primary school, catering for year 1 to 6 children, which has experienced significant roll growth in recent years. The roll is predicted to peek at around 290 this year. Most of our children live within walking or biking distance of the school, but children also travel by school bus from the rural areas of Cromwell – Bannockburn, Ripponvale, Lowburn, Pisa Moorings. An enrolment scheme is in place for our school.
The board continues to prioritise school expenditure to ensure our children have the best possible learning opportunities and environments, with a focus on supporting our diverse range of learners, providing additional staffing, upgrading school facilities, and purchasing up-to-date resources. Ultrafast broad-band, the continual upgrade of computer devices available to our children, the use of a Google platform to support teaching and learning, and teachers’ effective pedagogical practice supports the Boards commitment to digital technologies in our school. Our current ratio of at least 1:2 computer devices for our Y4-6 children and 1:3 for our Year 1-3 children ensures all children have access to digital technologies.
The high level of building maintenance; numerous school ground developments, including play areas for children; additional classrooms; a community funded school hall; the development of native garden, vegetable and fruit gardens, are indicative of the forward thinking nature of our school community and their commitment to our children. The school achieved Green-Gold Enviroschools status, which demonstrates the school’s commitment to empowering children to develop sustainable practices.