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School Overview

Falls Creek Primary School is a remote, rural school in a unique alpine environment. Situated 30 kilometres from Mt Beauty in the Victorian High Country, the school services the small but fluctuating cosmopolitan population of the Falls Creek alpine resort. The school operates year round and student numbers vary seasonally from an initial enrolment of around 10 to 20 at the beginning of the school year to 40 in the winter term.

The school was established in 1972 and largely owes its existence to the dedication and support of the Falls Creek community. This sense of community remains strong today as evidenced by the assistance and involvement of the parent body in school activities. The current building was constructed in 1985 with additional classroom space being added with Building the Education Revolution funding in 2012. It provides a modern, comfortable learning environment. The well heated classrooms can easily be converted to a multi-purpose area, as dictated by the needs of the school or those of the wider community.
The outdoor facilities are small, but adequate for the summer population with artificial turf, a basketball ring, and a sand pit and seating under shade sails.

The purpose of the Falls Creek Primary School is to provide a range of challenging, integrated and motivating learning experiences for the students in all strands of the curriculum. The aim is to develop high standards, foster self esteem, maximise each child’s potential and prepare them for further education. This is done in a positive, caring environment with teachers, parents and students working together in partnership.

School Values

  • Fairness, respect and trust
  • Cooperation and teamwork
  • Honesty and integrity
  • The rights of individuals

Our Staff

Falls Creek Primary School has one permanent teacher, the acting Principal, Dr Tony Keeble.

Marie Davey is also teaching at the school full time, with the students divided into two classes. The School has a library teacher who brings the MARC (Mobile Area Resource Centre) van to the school on Wednesday afternoons on a fortnightly basis. Conrad Forrer runs our music program.

Each winter, additional teaching staff members are employed on a fixed term basis to cater for the seasonal winter enrolment.

School Council

The school council is the official management body of the school, with responsibility for finance, facilities, ancillary staffing and educational policy. It has the power to set the key directions for the school and directly influences the quality of education that the school provides its students. The Falls Creek Primary School Council comprises five parent members and the Principal as an ex-officio member.

Two school council meetings are held each term. They are open meetings and interested parents are welcome to attend. The school community is notified of meeting dates in the school newsletter.

School councillors are elected for two year terms. School council elections are held in March each year. The details are advised in the school newsletter and all parents are invited to nominate. More information on school councils can be found at

Parent Information

All school families and those interested in enrolment at the school are encouraged to read the Parent Information Book.

Click here to find out more about our Parent Payment Arrangements.

Further information on parent payments can be found on the Department of Education website.

Term Dates for 2024

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 28 March

Term 2: Monday 15 April to Friday 28 June

Term 3: Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

Term 4: Monday 7 October to Friday 20 December