About Us

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Mulgrave Primary School.

Established in 1879, Mulgrave Primary School brings a proud history and tradition and blends it with 21st century teaching and learning best practice. Our school boasts a strong sense of ‘community’. Teachers, parents and students work together to ensure that we offer the best teaching and learning opportunities for all of our students. Our quality programs seek to identify the individual learning needs of every child and teach accordingly so that all students are provided with the opportunity to reach their individual potential.  We offer a broad range of timetabled Specialist programs including Science, Physical Education, Music, Visual and Performing Arts and Spanish. The school is very well resourced with ample computer technology and curriculum resources to meet the needs of all of our students through a collaborative approach to teaching and learning.

Our school offers a warm learning environment where every student is catered for. Our aim is to engage every child at their point of need and to work with parents to deliver excellent academic outcomes each and every year. Our school vision is:

To nurture a collaborative environment that enhances knowledge and supports social, emotional and academic growth; maximising our potential to become effective members of our learning community.

 It is my hope that any visitor to Mulgrave Primary School can see this vision coming to fruition through our actions and through the development of all of our students. In addition, the school aims to be as accessible as possible and I am always happy to meet with parents and students to discuss their individual needs. Recently we have also implemented several tools to assist our parent community – Apps such as Qkr! and Flexibuzz and Online Booking systems such as schoolinterviews.com.au are designed for convenience and enable parents to process payments, receive communication and access meeting scheduling from home.

 I welcome families to come and see the school at any of our advertised school tours or, if preferred, through a private tour by appointment.

Mr. Charles Spicer


Telephone – 03 9795 2477

Mulgrave Primary School

Mulgrave Primary School is set on beautiful, spacious grounds with lots of room for children to play and interact with each other. Facilities at the school have been upgraded over the past few years, with significant improvements still to come, including a new competition sized stadium and performing arts space.

A major focus at the school is teaching to the individual point of need for every child and our timetabled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program which our students thoroughly enjoy.

Each classroom has a digital television that provides teachers with a powerful tool to both inspire and motivate students to be engaged in their learning. We also have a generous number of computers in each classroom, as well as having portable devices such as netbook computers, laptops and ipads for student use. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide these resources for students in our care.

Enrolments at the school are increasing each year. In 2019 we have 19 grades and a student enrolment of just over 400, including 4 Foundation classes of 17 students. We anticipate approximately 435 students in 2020. All children are involved in sporting programs and Preps attend PMP sessions (Perceptual Motor Program) to assist them in developing strong gross motor skills, good balance etc. The school offers a swimming program, camp program, student leadership programs, extra curricula activities including lunchtime activities and the opportunity to learn a second language – Spanish.

At Mulgrave Primary School, we have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy to ensure that all children have the fundamentals of learning established. We focus on catering for individual needs and work closely with our families on the learning journey. Transition Programs for children due to start school in 2020 will commence in July and we are already taking enrolments for 2021 and 2022. We pride ourselves in providing a quality transition program that ensures children are well-prepared and confident when they embark on their first experience of schooling. Please visit the enrolment part of our website for more information about our 2019-2020 Transition Program.

If you would like more information about Mulgrave Primary School or you would like to arrange a tour, please contact the school at any time. Group tours are available; please contact the office for all bookings.

Other appointment times can be arranged by consultation with our Principal, Charles Spicer.






Charles Spicer


Stuart Hattwell


Tom Boyle


Suzy Shaw


Christine Miller


Le-Buu Ly

Marija Kusturic

Erica Shaw

Tania Lavcanski

Grade 1

Hannah Brown

Tim O’Neill

Alyssa Toulios

Grade 2

Nathan Giles

Georgia Lay

Tracy Turner/Stuart McIlwraith

Grade 3

Hayley Brown

Merrilee Christoforou

Janet Melnyk

Grade 4

Kerry Batt

Nicola Weerakoon & Tom Boyle

Grade 5

Ben Rosewall

Lucinda Truesdale

Grade 6

Stephanie Koble

John Stokes


Sally Bush


Stuart McIlwraith


Lydia Gonzalez


Sandra Teghil


Tim O’Neill


Ali Hardaker


Viki Ali

Liz Hodder

You Meng Hooi

Rebecca Storan

Tien Sumarni

Marina Vujmilovic