Nichols Point Primary School is located in a semi-rural setting eight kilometres from the Mildura CBD. The new Nichols Point Primary School was officially opened on September 6th, 2007. The new school replaces the original school that was opened in 1907.
The design provides an open, flexible learning environment with a specialised art/science area, well -resourced library with two blocks of classrooms each centred around a “break out” space that is equipped with ICT and flexible furnishings. A full sized gymnasium with a multi-purpose/dance and drama room as well as a kitchen area is also a major part of the new school.
Nichols Point Primary School is fortunate to have a very active School Council and Parents Association. Parent volunteers are regularly seen around the school assisting with reading programs, sport /coaching programs and Perceptual Motor Program. Parents are also actively involved in our extensive camping and excursions program and provide valuable assistance with the whole-school swimming program.
The school offers students a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities ranging from sporting competitions, chess tournaments, and a very student-friendly library that caters for all students before school and during lunchtime. The students organise a range of activities such as talent quests, multi age reading sessions, second hand book sales and footy tipping in conjunction with our Library Assistant. An inclusive Junior School Council meets regularly and reports to School Council, staff and students. The Junior School Council actively organises fundraising and whole-school events.
The students use a wide range of ICT facilities that include a computer room with 28 new computers, a breakout space with 18 computers, computers in classrooms and four interactive whiteboards. Ceiling-mounted data projectors have been installed in all classrooms, and students regularly use web cams, i-rivers, scanning devices, digi-learn resources, e-mailing, internet along with many other programs to support their learning.
Our students are happy, they enjoy school, they look after each other and they strive to do their best in a variety of learning situations.