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Welcome to 
The Lake School

The Lake Primary School was established in 1908 and was the fifth state school to open in the Sunraysia area – the first on the west side of the Mildura township. The school is situated adjacent to Lake Hawthorn, 8 kilometers west of Mildura on the Calder Highway.

We are a school of approximately 300 students and 30 staff who love being a part of the Cabarita community.  We are a rural school just on the outskirts of Mildura.  We have a very energetic school community which consists of children, parents and grandparents.  Fortunately, we are a school with a very active Parents & Community Group who assist with many fundraisers that directly benefit the development of our students.

The Lake Primary School aims to provide an academic, social and physical environment that allows all students to achieve their relevant potential. The school encourages this through a strong family oriented, rural school setting, with a focus upon developing a strong sense of belonging and enhancing a safe, stimulating and happy learning environment.


On behalf of The Lake Primary School community, I would personally like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and prospective families. Our community takes great pride in sharing the educational journey with your child and we look forward to working with you to make your child’s experience as both rewarding and enjoyable.

We strive to provide an educational environment that fosters academic growth, experiences to promote positive relationships and a physical environment that optimises social play and pride in learning. Our school motto- ‘Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts’ is the foundation of all classroom practice, ensuring your child will achieve their personal best.

We foster and role model the life skills of good wellbeing and school connectedness through our values of- Respect, Learning, Success, Resilience and Tolerance. Programs to support this include ‘Respectful Relationships’, the RAGE program (Renavigating Angry & Guilty Emotions), Taming the Beast (Bullying program) and student and family access to our Welling Co-ordinator.

Our moral purpose at The Lake Primary School is to provide an engaging and enriched curriculum which ensures each student receives learning opportunities through differentiation, regular tracking of their progress and individual strategies for academic growth. The diverse and comprehensive curriculum promotes and insists on high expectations across all grade levels. Many opportunities for leadership skills are offered school-wide for students with access to a variety of school based programs and programs offered by our local community.

Many opportunities are available for parent involvement at our school- School Canteen, Book Club, School Council, Camps & Excursions, Sporting Events and Parent Club just to name a few. We would certainly appreciate your time and participation at any of these events.

I look forward to meeting you and your family and the opportunity to provide any additional information that you may need.  Please contact the school to arrange a time.


Kind Regards,

Bernadette Warburton


It has been my privilege to hold the Assistant Principal role at The Lake Primary School since the beginning of 2017. Prior to this, I have taught at Hopetoun PS, Batchelor Area School (NT), Merbein West PS, Oenpelli Area School (NT) and Irymple PS.

At The Lake Primary School, we live by the motto ‘Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts’. Our daily practice and decision-making is governed by the notion that students always come first. We value relationships, strive for quality, evidence-based instruction, differentiate learning for every child and have a strong reliance on collaborative work habits.

Lifting learning outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy has taken on a renewed focus at The Lake Primary School. Our Leading Teacher (Kerryn Rogerson) and Literacy Specialist (Jackie Walsh) support all teaching staff to implement ‘best practice’ based on proven, evidence-based strategies. We have a healthy blend of experienced and graduate teachers who display a powerful growth mindset and a strong determination to accelerate the learning of all children.

We value the overwhelming community support afforded to us and we constantly surge forward knowing all stakeholders (students, parents and teachers) are striving toward a common overarching goal – to provide all students with the best education possible.



Shaun McInerney

Assistant Principal

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