Our School

Principal’s Welcome

“The future is not someplace we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are made, not found, and the making of them changes both the destination and the maker”
Phillip Adams

At Moorooduc Primary School our core purpose is to provide a comprehensive education for all students enabling them to reach their academic, social and physical potential in order to thrive and contribute to their future world.

To this end the school aims to build a culture based on our vision of ‘Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Adults’ by maintaining a focus on developing supportive and caring relationships between all members of the community to promote integrity, self-responsibility, lifelong learning, global conscience and the attainment of excellence.

Moorooduc Primary School operates under the auspices of the following school norms and values:

  • Resilience
  • Reflection
  • Caring
  • Inquiry
  • Self responsibility
  • Physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Creativity
  • Responsible risk taking
  • Problem solving
  • Communicating
  • Collaboration
  • Social responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Global citizenship
  • People who take action
  • Respect for our natural and physical environment

These values underpin our school mission which is to

“Create a caring,engaging and inspiring environment where all students learn and fulfil their potential socially, emotionally and physically, to become lifelong learners in a changing world”

These values provide a framework and whole school language for the development of all relationships within the school – students, teachers, parents and the community.

Peter Quigley – Principal


Children must turn 5 by April 30 of their prep year. Proof of age and immunisation status is required at the time of enrolment.

School Tours

2020 School Tours commence in March 2019. Contact the school late February to reserve a spot.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Zones (Moorooduc Primary School Enrolment Boundary)
Many parents have been asking questions about our zone. Moorooduc Primary School in cooperation with Southern Metropolitan Regional office has developed an enrolment constraint policy. This constraint is designed to limit the prep intake to 44 and cap the school population at 294.

Increasing prep numbers have forced us to question the school’s ability to provide basic infrastructure to cope with the overall increase in school numbers over the next 5 years.

The enrolment constraint will be reviewed with regional office every two years.

The following boundary and procedures have been developed.

  1. Any student living within the nominated boundary will have the right to enrol at Moorooduc Primary School. On enrolment parents will be required to provide proof of address.
  2. Siblings of current Moorooduc students will be enrolled.
  3. The principal has the capacity to consider applications based on compassionate grounds.
  4. Students living outside the enrolment boundary will be placed on a waiting list and offered place at the school from August 1st on a closest to the school basis using the available function on Google maps. Offers will cease at 42 students.
  5. Other grade levels within the school will be capped at 44 students.

Click here to see the enrolment boundary map


Where Do Moorooduc Students Come From?
Moorooduc students come from Moorooduc and the surrounding areas of Mornington, Mt Martha, Somerville, Hastings and Tuerong.

Our Feeder Early Learning Centres for 2017 are:
Blackscamp, Penbank, Padua, Baxter, Tyabb, Somerville, Toorak College, Goodstart Early Learning, Pelican Day Care, Sparrow ELC, Waterfall Gully and Wagtail Cottage.

Which Secondary Schools Do Moorooduc Students Go To?
Moorooduc Students go to a range of secondary colleges. Last year’s year 6 students went to Mornington Secondary College, Westernport Secondary College, Padua, Woodleigh, The Peninsula School, and Flinders Christian School.


In the early 1860s the first school in Moorooduc was housed in the small wooden Presbyterian Church on the Moorooduc Highway . The school was sponsored by local people and provided for the spiritual welfare and education of the children of the early Moorooduc settlers, mainly farmers and woodcutters. The Board of Education granted aid to the school in 1866 and it became known as Common School No. 825.

In 1873, the Education Department was established and the committee wrote to the Department to ask that the school be made a State School under the Education Act, 1872. In 1874 the Department applied for the current site and, after many setbacks the commencement of the building of the Moorooduc School commenced in mid-March 1880. The school was completed on 27 th October 1880 and State School No. 2327 Moorooduc was opened in the new building on Monday, 1st November, 1880. At the same time Common School No. 825 was struck off the records. George Beattie had been Head Teacher of Common School No. 825 from 1877-1880 and then became the first Head Teacher of the Moorooduc School and continued until 1892.

Obviously a great deal has happened since that time. As Leslie Moorehead describes our school:

“It has the advantages of modern education and, in addition, has the unique advantages of specialized, personal attention, the individual attention which is distinctive of the country school”

Congratulations, Moorooduc PS, on remaining true to your values over a significant number of years – may it continue long into the future.”