Our School

A Message From the Principal

On behalf of Kurrun Primary School, I would like to welcome each and every family to your new school. As a new school we are committed to developing a high-performing, inclusive school with a strong sense of connectedness and belonging.

Whilst our school may be new, the land and its traditional custodians are not and we acknowledge the Bunurong people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which where Kurrun Primary School is situated and pay our respects to their Elders past and present and leaders who are emerging. We also extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are members of our school community.

Central to the development of the learning environment is a focus on community and the establishing and maintaining of strong partnerships between students, staff, parents and the broader community. We are proud to serve our diverse community and create a school that is inclusive for all.

Students at Kurrun Primary School have access to outstanding state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities as well as specialist teaching areas for science and visual arts
  • learning neighbourhood buildings, incorporating general purpose classrooms, and collaborative teaching spaces that are flexible in the way that they can adapted to suit small group and large group learning
  • a community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium and performing arts room
  • numerous outdoor learning and play areas
  • extensively landscaped gardens
  • outdoor sports facilities including hardcourts and a sports field.

At Kurrun Primary School, students learn the fundamental skills, knowledge, understandings and attitudes to be highly literate and numerate members of society and to develop and maintain high levels of personal wellbeing in an ever-changing world. To do this the school implements a learning and teaching program which is evidence-based, precise, high-quality and consistent across the school. Staff ensure student learning is personalised, student-directed and focussed on meeting student academic, social, emotional, physical and creative needs.

Students are continuously challenged and supported in their learning with a feature of student learning being student voice, agency and leadership. They engage in a broad range of learning opportunities that is guided by a whole-school curriculum plan, including a focus on indigenous perspectives, history and culture.

Ultimately, everything we do as a school is directed towards one goal, the achievement of high levels of learning and wellbeing for each student.

Gavan Hughes

Our Name and Logo

Kurrun (pronounced kur/run) is a Bunurong word, meaning wattle.


Kurrun Primary School’s logo was derived from an artwork produced by Bunurong artist Adam Magennis. The butterfly is representative of the students that attend Kurru n Primary School and the learning and growth students experience during their primary school years. You will notice the two small pieces of wattle pollen on the butterfly that are transported by the butterfly out into the community, resulting in further learning and growth beyond the school. This is representative of how students at Kurrun Primary School, as interdependent contributors to society, will connect with the local and global community to continue their learning journey and make the world a better place for all.

Our School Houses

At Kurrun Primary School we uphold a House system that allows students to integrate across year levels and learn key leadership and team-working skills. We recently announced our house names, inspired by the butterfly in our much-loved school logo, and have assigned our 2024 Captains who are proud to represent their House at various events throughout the year.

Our Facilities

Kurrun Primary School opened officially in January 2023 offering the growing local population a quality education close to home. The campus boasts beautifully landscaped outdoor place spaces, framed with young wattle trees and native flora. Classes are spread between four modern buildings, grouping the Lower years, Upper years, Sport (with a competition-grade gymnasium) and specialist classes including Arts, Science and Auslan. Learning neighbourhoods incorporate general purpose classrooms and teaching spaces that are both flexible and collaborative.

Whilst our teaching style is classrom-based, Students enjoy bright and open learning environments with large windows, interchangeable floor spaces and state-of-the-art technology for interactive learning. Three play spaces targetting different abilities, two basketball courts, a sports field and a large sandpit are shared at recess and lunchtime, encouraging outdoor play and interaction between students across the years.  

A library upgrade will be completed in Term Two, 2024 and will transform our current space into an imaginative reading enironment designed around an enchanting tree.