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Welcome to Buchan P.S Website

Our beautiful school was established in 1877 on the side of the Buchan Valley. The school has a family atmosphere where children learn and play with friends of all ages, supporting and teaching one another.  New families are always welcome to the township and a feeling of welcoming warmth permeates through our community.

Our school has a culture that follows our three core values of creativity, commitment and caring. This allows our students to follow their passions in a supportive atmosphere and develop a love of lifelong learning. We encourage our students to take risks to develop new and bold learning from a sound core knowledge base of mathematics, reading and writing.

Our school offers subjects that feed the individuals creative needs. Music, art, ICT and PE specialist subjects are taught. Students are encouraged to find their own voice and experiment to further their understanding of the wider world.

Although we are an isolated community we have forged strong links with others schools in our local area. Camps, sporting competitions, excursions, special cluster days and teacher professional development all allow for our students to enjoy, share and experience activities and adventures with friends from other schools. These connections are of great importance when our students leave us to go onto secondary education. We encourage that students to have wider friendship groups at this very important time of their life.

We hope that you enjoy our website and feel free to drop in for a chat,a cuppa and a biscuit while wandering around our picturesque school.

Warmest Regards

Clare Edwards



School Council

The school council is responsible for assisting the Principal and staff in matters affecting school policy, teacher welfare, accommodation of teachers, safety of teachers and pupils, and buildings and grounds improvements including new equipment purchases.School council meetings are public meetings and all are invited to attend, but only elected members may vote.

Meetings are generally held at 5:00pm on the Third Monday of each month. See the newsletter for details.


Parent Involvement

This is a small, but highly dedicated group of parents committed to fundraising for the benefit of the school.  We hope that your time spent as a member of our school community will enrich not only your child or children's experiences but also parents and teachers alike.


School Buses

The school has 2 bus routes to transport students into Buchan.

The first is the W Tree run that operates to the north of the town, leaving from the first pick up point at approximately 7:55am. The other bus route is the Buchan South bus run.

In the mornings the bus begins with the W Tree run first and after dropping students at the school the bus heads down to Buchan South to collect students south of Buchan. In the afternoon the Buchan South students are the first to leave and then the W Tree students depart when the bus returns to collect them.  Bus forms are available from the office or can be downloaded below.

Download the Bus Travel Application Form

School Teacher Night


Bell Times

Before School Yard Supervision 8.30am- - 9.00am
Classes start 9.00am
Morning Recess 11.00 - 11.20am
Lunch Eating time 1.00 - 1.15pm
Lunch time recess 1.15 - 1.40pm
Classes dismissed 3.00pm
After School Yard Supervision 3.00pm - 3.20pm


Please note that children should not be at school outside of pupil supervision times.


Term Dates 2019

Term 1 29th January - 5th April
Term 2 23rd April - 28th June
Term 3 15th July - 20th September
Term 4 7th October - 20th December