Christmas Hills Primary School
Christmas Hills Primary School supports students to thrive through our progressive and individualised learning approach. Our learning adventures framework is informed by research that clearly tells us that how a child feels about themselves as a learner matters most in striving for positive learning outcomes. Everything we do at Christmas Hills Primary School is designed to underpin student self-esteem and agency as well as student happiness, fun and a sense of safety and connectedness. We are proud to be a state school delivering the curriculum in a child-centred way. We are incredibly lucky to be located in a stunning natural environment that we see as a third teacher. Our idyllic bush setting encourages play, exploration and discovery.
Continue to explore our website for further information on our progressive learning environment. You can visit our Facebook page and school newsletters for regular updates on our learning adventures.
We warmly welcome you contact us to arrange a visit at any time during the school year.
Our classrooms & values
We have two multiage classrooms:
We maintain small class sizes of between 10-15 students to ensure that our learning can be individualised in the most meaningful way possible. While for enrolment purposes our children are assigned to year levels, we absolutely promote a sense of flexibility in learning, so that a year 4 student may access material from year 3, 5, 6 or beyond if and when they feel ready. This approach applies across the school and is evident in the way our children learn and play together every day.
Research demonstrates the benefits of multi-age classrooms which is born out every day at Christmas Hills Primary School. Our children learn from one another academically, socially and emotionally. Our young children often aspire to the capabilities of the older children while their older friends enthusiastically embrace their status as role models and thrive as school leaders.
Every child at Christmas Hills Primary School is supported in their social and emotional development in a caring way. We help students build skills in empathy and positive relationships, in a framework centred around our school values of CHIRPS – Caring, Honesty, Inquisitiveness, Respect, Persistence, Sharing. These school values are built around our emblem, the blue wren, and they were jointly decided by students, staff and parents.
We focus on ensuring that our children feel safe and happy, helping them to build self-esteem and agency as learners. We are a highly inclusive school where all children and families are valued.
We provide an outstanding learning environment and an innovative learning program, based on the latest research on how children learn best.
'Learning Adventures' is one of our trademarks and it consists of outdoor activities, drama, craft and many other fun experiences chosen - and often taught - by the children.
All children thrive in our inclusive environment. Our Principal is available to discuss how our school can support your child’s learning journey and to answer any questions you may have.
We are the only state-school in Victoria to have a bush school program embedded into our curriculum.
Our weekly bush school program is unique to our school and incorporates all areas of the curriculum, e.g. science, design and technology as well as interpersonal skills.
News and updates
Get in touch
Tel: 03 9730 1238
Mob: 0499 205 083
Christmas Hills, Vic 3775
Our school sits in incredible native bushland on the main road linking the communities of Eltham and Yarra Glen. It is a unique learning oasis.
Our school can be reached in under 20 minutes from the communities of Christmas Hills, Eltham, Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Research, Wattle Glen, Yarra Glen and Lilydale.