Our School - About Us

Birralee Primary School was established on this site in 1970. Our school is set on a hill, in a beautiful location that takes in panoramic views across the landscapes of Box Hill North and Mont Albert North. We have extensive treed grounds, delightful garden spaces, shade cloths, formal and adventure play equipment, and large sporting areas.

Our current  enrolment is approximately 600 students divided over 28 classes. In addition to our skilled and passionate team of teachers, we have a number of staff who support our students such as integration aides, administration staff, an E.A.L. (English as an Additional Language) teacher as well as a librarian.

At Birralee, we pursue excellence and achievement for all, focusing strongly on literacy and numeracy. A significant proportion of our students continually achieve academic results beyond the expected achievement levels. Our broad curriculum includes history, geography, civics and citizenship, environmental studies, world wide cultures, and more. Birralee provides specialist programs in Visual Art, Physical Education, Music, Mandarin, I.C.T. and S.T.E.M.

This not only allows our students to participate in a diverse range of learning experiences, but also helps in developing confidence, personal growth and a strong sense of self-worth. With a student population that is drawn from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds, we pride ourselves on actively teaching, modelling and encouraging respect for diversity and a sense of community responsibility.

As part of our emphasis on the performing arts we host an annual musical production. We also have a school band, a senior and junior choir. For those who are interested, we offer optional lessons in a broad variety of musical instruments.

On the sporting front, in addition to weekly P.E. classes and senior interschool sport, we offer a specialist dance program, tennis lessons, gymnastics and athletics across the whole school, as well as a variety of sports clinics throughout the year.

Our senior students take on leadership roles including School Captains, House Captains, Sports Captains, Band Leader, Choir Leader and Visual Arts Leader. Additionally, students from Year 4 to Year 6 have the opportunity to represent the students on our Junior School Council. All prep students are allocated a senior school buddy under our buddies program, and quickly develop a familiar and supportive “big sister/brother” relationship in the playground.

One of our greatest strengths at Birralee is our close-knit community, which is the result of our strong commitment to the school-home partnership. We have an active parent body that participates enthusiastically in the school lives of their children, and a wonderful PFA that organises a whole host of activities throughout the year, such as the Family Fun Night and Fathers’ and Mothers’ Day Breakfast.

We believe strongly that the education of a child is a joint responsibility, and it is only by working together that we are able to achieve collective goals and the best outcomes for our students.