Local Schools

Gisborne Primary School

Gisborne Primary School has been serving its rural community for over 150 years. At the start of 2010 they were 381 students enrolled (consisting of 252 families) with 27 staff and 4 integration aides. The student population has grown significantly in recent years from 309 in 2004 to current numbers.

The school is designated within Like Schools Group 1 which means a very low Language Background other than English and low EMA (approximately 15%). The school has developed and expanded with the township itself and boasts modern functional buildings and facilities. It has links with its local community and shares a strong association with three large primary schools, one secondary college and several pre-schools in the area.

The school's attractive grounds and extensive facilities provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for children, where they are supported in their pursuit of excellence and in the realisation of their maximum potential. There is a mixture of modern and historic buildings on the site. The school features well equipped technology areas (with computers in all classrooms), an ICT area with internet facilities, a computerised library, teacher resource and withdrawal areas, a gymnasium, a canteen, visual arts room, music facilities, junior school and upper school playground areas and well maintained oval and grounds.

Gisborne Primary School has made a commitment to having the lowest possible class sizes in order to achieve an optimum learning environment.

The School’s motto is ‘Caring’ and this is featured as a logo on the school’s uniform. The school focuses on the belief that every student has the ability to strive for excellence and that this occurs in a safe, happy and positive environment.

Gisborne Primary School
35 Fisher Street; Gisborne Vic 3437
Telephone 03 5428 2022
Fax 03 5428 4280
e-mail : [email protected]


New Gisborne Primary School

New Gisborne Primary is pleasantly situated in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges and combines a strong sense of community with quality education.

In an atmosphere of mutual respect, encouragement and team spirit, students experience success through a balanced curriculum, which is both meaningful and enjoyable. Please check out our website to see some of the extra curricula we offer at New Gisborne.

Parental involvement in all aspects of school life is actively encouraged and greatly valued.

New Gisborne Primary School
239 Station Rd
New Gisborne 3438
Telephone: (03) 54282232
Fax: (03) 54284588
Email: [email protected]


Gisborne Montessori School

Imagine a world where calm deliberation and lateral solutions are the rule, not the exception.
Imagine a society that values the individual, without ignoring the collective good.
Imagine a community where the creative brilliance of children is respected and encouraged.
Imagine an education system that respects and nurtures the child, creating a unique learning environment designed to create continuous opportunities for discovery.
Imagine a school where children learn at their own pace, often outstripping currently accepted standards of achievement.
Imagine a class where teachers act as fellow travelers on the lifelong journey of learning by asking the right questions.
Imagine a student who leaves school with the skills and attitude to prepare them for a lifetime of learning, loving and leadership.

The Gisborne Montessori School opened in 2000. With a strong and increasing student population, a permanent 10 acre campus was purchased and the school moved to the first of three purpose built, environmentally sustainable school buildings in 2005. An increasing number of parents are now moving to Gisborne to enable their children to attend the school.

Please visit our website to learn more, or call the school to book a tour to see the children at work.

Gisborne Montessori School
57 Barringo Road
New Gisborne 3438
Victoria, Australia
Telephone: (03) 5428-4520 
Email: [email protected]


St Brigid's Primary School

St. Brigid’s Primary School is one of two Catholic Primary Schools in the Parish of Gisborne, catering for both urban and semi-rural components of the community.

We are  situated at 68 Aitken Street, Gisborne, approximately 50 kilometres from Melbourne.

Our school stands strong and proud within the township, based on over 150 years of Catholic Education within a faith filled community.  

We are a school made up of committed and supportive parents as well as professional and friendly staff.

St Brigid’s Primary School
68 Aitken Street
(P.O. Box 500)
Gisborne Vic 3437
Telephone: 5428 2220
Fax: 5428 3509
Email: [email protected]


Gisborne Secondary College

Gisborne Secondary College is a single-campus, year 7 to 12, co-educational school located 50 kilometres north of Melbourne.

The College has an excellent record of student success and achievement. VCE pass rates over recent years has been above the Statewide average with the majority of students receiving offers for tertiary courses. This academic record is well supported by a range of extra-curricular programs and services designed to extend, motivate and encourage students in their pursuits.

Gisborne Secondary School is committed to providing a safe, secure and supportive environment for all students. The staff at the College are highly qualified and experienced. A significant number of our staff are involved in wider programs which benefit the educational community, working in roles such as authors, examiners and lecturers.

Gisborne Secondary School has a population of approximately 1250 students and employ around 100 teachers and support staff. The school is set on a large site comprising a sports oval, tennis courts and basketball/netball courts. The College features a full size gymnasium, a music/drama hall, a library/resource centre, computer and science laboratories, and a series of technical and trade workshops.

Gisborne Secondary College
Gisborne Melton Rd
Gisborne VIC 3437
Telephone: (03) 5428 3691
Email: [email protected]


Braemar College

Braemar College is an independent, coeducational, ecumenical day school which offers an excellent educational environment for approximately 780 students from Years 5 to 12.

At Braemar we understand that students have intellectual, physical, social, emotional and cultural dimensions. We recognise that if young men and women are known, acknowledged, nurtured and supported they are more likely to achieve their very best in any field of endeavour. Our students are confident and co-operative, helping them to achieve their very best.

We value our sense of community and the contribution our parents and the broader community play in actively supporting the College.

The College is set amongst beautiful bushland on Mount Macedon. We are partly hidden from the world around us but not divorced from the community we serve. This environment, which for many promotes a sense of community, provides a unique, tranquil and beautiful setting.

Braemar College Limited
Mt Macedon Road, Woodend,
VIC. 3442 Australia
Telephone: (03) 5427 2500
Fax: (03) 5427 1017
email: [email protected]


Salesian College Rupertswood - Sunbury

Salesian College, Rupertswood is a Catholic coeducational college located in Sunbury, Victoria. As a Catholic learning community, we provide a secondary education for approximately 1,000 students in Years 7 to 12 - small enough to retain a strong sense of community and individual relationships, but large enough to offer a broad range of subjects within the curriculum.
The college is set in the magnificent and historically significant grounds of the Rupertswood estate, allowing our students to enjoy many educational and sporting resources within this beautiful and peaceful context. The curriculum offers a balanced and challenging study of all Key Learning Areas in Years 7 to 9 and the opportunity for students to study a wide range of courses and pathways in Years 10 to 12. We aim to engender in all of our students a passion for life-long learning and a deep understanding of the importance of education in their lives.

Salesian College, Rupertswood
1 Macedon Street
Sunbury 3429 Victoria Australia
Telephone: 03 9744 0000
Fax: 03 9744 6182
Email: [email protected]


Sacred Heart College - Kyneton

Sacred Heart College recognises that a pleasant, safe school environment supports student well being and promotes successful student education. Our buildings and amenities have continued to expand as a result of a large range of subjects being offered to our students

Sacred Heart College is located on over twenty acres of established gardens and surrounds that are maintained on a daily basis.

All our general multipurpose classrooms are carpeted, heated and comfortable. The VCE students have their own separate classrooms, dedicated study areas and a common room.

The College has a considerable investment in computer technology with over 537 computers on the College network, all with access to the internet. This exceeds the current Federal Government target of one computer for every two students in Years 9 to 12. Students have access to a large range of digital and audio visual equipment that is also on loan to students for weeknight/weekend use.

Recently the College constructed a large undercover area to provide extra shelter for our students.

One of our architectural features, the Chapel, reflects a place of spiritual calmness at the centre of an active and vibrant school and also emphasises the importance of the Catholic foundation of the College.

Sacred Heart College
94 High St, Kyneton, VIC 3444
Telephone: (03) 5421 1200
Fax: (03) 5422 3525
Email: [email protected]