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About Us

Welcome to the Ashby Primary School!

Ashby Primary School is one of Geelong’s oldest schools, celebrating over 140 years of operation. Built in 1875 the school is set in a historical building, with two ovals, creative fantasy playgrounds and vegetable gardens. Recent building upgrades and modifications to learning spaces support a high quality teaching and learning environment.

The school has a strong focus upon building Professional Learning Communities and is highly regarded as a PLC Link School within the Barwon Area. Other key focuses include sustainability in the environment and incorporating STEM into inquiry units. Our school community strives to develop a safe, caring and inclusive environment where mutual respect and the pursuit of personal excellence form the basis of life-long learning.

At Ashby Primary School, we currently have an enrolment of 225 students with 7 full time teaching staff, 8 part-time teaching staff, 10 Education Support Staff and 3 Administration Staff. Our school community consists of a partnership between teachers, parents, students and local community members. We provide an educational environment where students are equipped with the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary to become successful and valued members of society.

At Ashby our school vision is ‘Strive to Excel’ and we promote and live by the following behaviours through the school mascot T.E.R.R.I;






Our school creates a learning culture that provides personal learning opportunities and focuses on individual growth and development, with a strong commitment to continuous improvement in Literacy and Numeracy. We provide quality learning programs in all curriculum areas that are designed to cater for the individual needs of a diverse range of students. Visual arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Indonesian/AusLan programs are implemented with qualified specialist teachers. 

Alongside the growth of our students, is an ethos of continually growing staff capacity through rigorous professional learning opportunities from internal knowledge, current research, distributive leadership and strong links with local schools in communities of practice.

At Ashby, we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents and local businesses and believe they are key to the success of our students and our school. We have a large number of parent volunteers in attendance daily, whether fundraising, supporting in classrooms, gardening or assisting in other areas across the school.