Our School - Welcome from our Principal

 

142 Years & Still Celebrating 1874 – 2016
On Monday, 30th November, 1874 the Donald State School No.1465 opened its doors for the first time. It had taken the towns people five years and after many setbacks, town meetings and fundraisers the school was finally established and the children of Donald had a school to call their own. Would they believe that after all their hard work of 142 years ago the school would still be going as strong as ever.

The school and the Donald community have celebrated many great moments over the past 142 years. Like the Donald community that has grown into being a well-respected town throughout the Wimmera Region for its ‘have a go attitude,’ likewise the Donald Primary School has also developed into being a well-respected and highly regarded educational setting across Victoria.

From its early beginnings the old school has maintained its rustic character and charm and despite the fact that the original rabbit warren, weather beaten weatherboard and red brick buildings are still in use today we all love the sense of safety and homeliness’ that the school provides. Together with the well-maintained, magnificent grounds and gardens the environment has fostered unforgettable memories from numerous generations of families who have trudged through one of three main entranceways.

Despite the doom and gloom of the uncontrollable weather patterns of flood and prolonged droughts the Donald Primary School remains committed to giving all students a quality education and strive to ensure every educational opportunity is afforded to all students and staff members.

It has been my pleasure to be principal of Donald Primary School for the past decade and I hope the next decade will be as rewarding as the previous one. We all look forward to having many rewarding experiences together in the future. Donald proves that there is a quality lifestyle and education pathway to be had in small rural towns. It is not a special secret it’s just that too many people have realised that a rural paradise is staring at them in the face. Don’t delay, jump on board and join in all the fun, you won’t regret it! Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss the possibilities and benefits of receiving a well-rounded education at Donald Primary School.

COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!
I am available for appointments with all parents to discuss their child’s progress and well-being. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment if you are having difficulty with anything. Please take the time to make an appointment if you are unsure or worried about anything, big or small. Help keep the channels of communication open by working together to build a cooperative team environment. Without the continued support of home and school very little progress can be made.
Coming Together is a beginning, Working Together is success!

Danny Forrest
Principal