Welcome to North Melbourne Primary School
At North Melbourne Primary School, we offer guaranteed extraordinary learning opportunities for all of our students. We strive to develop a supportive and inclusive learning environment for our diverse community by providing a rich-curriculum and evidence-based teaching practices while adhering to the school values of Responsible, Inclusive, Sagacious and Ethical. The original school was established in 1874 and remains one of the few schools close to the city centre. In 2023, we opened our Molesworth Street Campus for our junior students (Prep – Year 2), while our Errol Street Campus is for our senior students (Years 3-6). The two campuses work collaboratively with students having the opportunity to visit each site for enhanced learning opportunities.
Molesworth St – Our new Prep to Year 2 Campus
We are excited to announce that our new campus located on Molesworth St opened in April 2023 for students in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2.
The new vertical campus offers a five-storey facility to local students, helping a growing community get great education close to home. The new campus features multiple learning spaces, breakout areas, staff and meeting spaces within the four levels.
Other facilities include:
- Food technology
- Music/Art room
- Performance and gathering space
- Community Hub
- Specialist teaching spaces
- Administration and library
- Outdoor and indoor play spaces
The fifth level hold a new kindergarten.
As part of the new Molesworth Street Campus design consultation, we worked closely with the department and project teams.
A key part of the engagement was consultation with Elders from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, which represents the Traditional Owners of the land. SHP (Sue Hodges Productions Pty Ltd) was engaged for the consultation, which involved working with the Elders to co-create a range of Wurundjeri-themed installations.
Design elements developed as part of this consultation work included illustrations by First Nations artist Ash Firebrace and installations featuring Woi-wurrung language.
Errol St – Our Year 3-6 Campus
The original building at the Errol Street campus dates back to 1874, and is a rich, historical site which will become home to the middle and senior students. The Errol Street campus provides more established facilities and comparatively vast outdoor spaces for an inner-city school. The large oval is a hive of activity for the older students at recess and lunch times with students engaging in concurrent soccer and football matches, intertwined with small-group games and activities. The oval, complete with running track, has the space for the older students to engage in team sports and develop gross motor skills and fitness. The current North-side redevelopment project enabled by the Minor Capital Works grant, provides students with an enhanced outdoor learning environment connected to the large school oval.
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is well-established at the Errol Street campus, with sufficient space for students to engage in food education through both the cooking classes and gardening program. Students in the upper years have enhanced independence and maturity to partner with educators, parents, and the community, in forming healthy food habits for life. This program at Errol Street enriches school events, such as Year 6 Graduation and the Art Show, and forms an integral part of the learning program for senior students.