Principal's Message

On behalf of all staff and the Board of Trustees I would like to welcome you to Palmerston Primary School. We look forward to helping your child become the best learner they can be. At Palmerston Primary School we seek to grow learners in the widest sense. We set high but realistic expectations for achievement both academically and socially. We do this through quality teaching and learning, active participation in the curriculum, the teaching and learning of core school values and a supportive community. It is important that all the students be their best in all aspects of their schooling life and that their time at Palmerston Primary School is rewarding. We celebrate success by valuing the contribution of all members of our school community and as a result we have created a vibrant and dynamic learning environment for all.

Our staff are dedicated professionals who are skilled teachers. Staff professional development is highly valued, which has a high impact on children’s learning.

We are committed to ensuring that our children leave Palmerston Primary School with a passion for lifelong learning and we achieve this through our outstanding teachers and our marvelous families.

Our Board of Trustees plays a leading role in shaping and guiding our vision, and is committed to ensuring the very best opportunities for children through their involvement.

Palmerston Primary School parents are generous with the support they give to their children, as well as the wider school community through the activities of our thriving Home & School. As active partners in their children’s learning they are fully involved in shaping our school’s direction in terms of support and resources.

It is our children who make Palmerston Primary a special place. We are proud of their achievements both in and out of the classroom.

Palmerston Primary has excellent facilities, including a Library, Activity Centre, Swimming Pool, Multi Learning Environment and superb grounds. We are well resourced and have the advantage of having an extensive field and modern adventure playground.

I am very pleased that you are considering becoming part of our school learning community.

Please contact me about what Palmerston Primary School has to offer you and your family. I am happy to discuss the individual needs of your child and to show you around our lovely school.

Naku noa, na

John Goulstone


John Goulstone

Palmerston Primary School Principal

Ph: 03 465 1361


Palmerston Primary School

46 Stromness St, Palmerston 9430 : : (03) 465 1361