About Us

Lockwood Primary School (current enrolment 118) is situated in an expanding rural/residential area, 14km southwest of Bendigo and caters for the Primary Years of schooling. The rebuilding of the school in 2000 created modern buildings that reflect 21st century educational principles, including flexible learning spaces which provide for a wide range of adaptive teaching and learning activities. The school’s architecture directly supports our goal to meet each learner at their point of growth.

Lockwood Primary School students can expect to experience a sense of calmness and safety within a friendly, caring environment. This begins in Prep with our extensive Better Buddies program. While still in kindergarten, students are paired up with a Grade 5 buddy who they’ll meet on Orientation Day. After that, our Better Buddies program continues to support students to make a smooth transition to school, including being greeted by their buddy every morning. More information about the Better Buddies program can be found on this site.

Our school values form the basis of our wellbeing program and cascade through our assembly program, weekly awards and weekly newsletter. A restorative approach that focuses on learning from mistakes and providing opportunities to repair and restore relationships, is central to our philosophy.

Curriculum delivery is through multi-age classes. Features of our curriculum include:

  • School-wide specialist classes in Art, Music, Physical Education (including inter-school athletics sports, cross country, swimming & gym programs) and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Personal and Social Development programs including the Better Buddies program, Health Education, Respectful Relationships, Musical Production (bi-annually), camps for Grades 1 to 6, excursions and incursions, Bike Education (Grade 5), Peer Mediation, Junior School Council, Tournament of Minds, Righteous Pups and Energy Breakthrough.
  • Opportunities to develop and use Information and Communication Technology skills are provided at all grade levels, with a 1:1 technology program in place for Grades 3 – 6 and readily available technology in every classroom.

Lockwood Primary School Council is the major policy and decision-making in the school. We also have a very active Junior School Council which hosts our weekly student-led assembly and has a voice in decision-making in the school.