Principal's Message

I am extremely proud to be the principal of Queenscliff Primary School.

Queenscliff Primary School is a small, rural, government school in Queenscliff, on the Bellarine Peninsula. Throughout recent years, our school has experienced considerable enrolment growth, and in 2021 has an enrolment of 155 students. We currently operate in seven classes (2x prep, 1x 1, 2x 2/3, 1x 4/5, 1x5/6) with dynamic and fresh generalist, specialist and educational support staff. We will have 1 full-time principal, 1x full-time learning specialist/assistant principal, 7 full-time generalist teachers, 2x .5 classroom teacher, 4 part-time classroom education support staff, 2x education support trainees, 1 full-time and 1 part-time administration staff and 4 part-time specialist teachers. 

It is our shared belief that that every child, regardless of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, has access to and is provided with equal opportunities for educational, social and emotional success. 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 and; fortnightly first nation studies/language and kitchen/garden. Digital technologies and values education are taught by the classroom teachers within the curriculum. Queenscliff Primary School's values of Gratitude, Optimism, Empathy and Integrity are underpinned by our comprehensive School Wide Positive Behaviours Support program as well as the school being a Respectful Relationships lead school for the Bellarine.

We are committed to providing families from the Bellarine Peninsula and surrounding areas with a unique alternative to larger schools, providing generous teacher student ratios and genuine personalised learning opportunities. We strongly believe in providing a truly holistic approach to learning. Queenscliff Primary School is an outstanding place to learn; a family of learners where endless opportunities are present.

Richard Buckingham


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