WELCOME TO ARARAT PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ararat is located between the Grampians and Pyrenees ranges in the central highlands of Western Victoria, 200 kilometres from Melbourne, on the Western Highway and 100 kilometres west of Ballarat. Today, the Ararat area has a population of approximately 12,000 people.
Ararat Primary School offers a comprehensive curriculum including a Chinese language/cultural program; visual and performing arts; music, circus program and physical education. The scope of the schools Performing Arts program includes music, choral singing, band and circus skills.
OUR SCHOOL... OUR COMMITMENT...
Our day begins promptly at 8:50am. Students who arrive after the 8:50 bell must report to the office for a late pass.
8:40am Supervision Begins
8.50am - 10.55am Session One
10.55am - 11:00am Morning Tea eaten inside
11.00am - 11.30am Recess
11.30am - 1.20pm Session Two
1:20pm - 1:30pm Lunch eaten inside
1.30pm - 2.10pm Lunch
2.10pm - 3.15pm Session Three
3:15pm Bus travellers dismissed
3.20pm School Ends
3:40pm Supervision Ends
Parents should note the times of supervision and be aware that the school does not accept legal responsibility for the supervision of children outside these stated hours. Students who are still at school at 3:40pm will be brought to the office and their parents will be contacted.
Children requiring care before 8:40am or after 3:40pm should make use of the YMCA Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service. Bookings for OSHC must be made directly with the YMCA - the school is unable to take bookings. Contact: 0400 886 524.
Ararat Primary School Celebrates 150 Years
On Friday, 29th May, we welcomed a very special visitor to Ararat Primary School! The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, came to congratulate us on our 150th Anniversary. For security reasons, we had been sworn to secrecy about his visit. We were honoured to have him visit us and celebrate our milestone.