About Gordon Primary School


Cowan, Russel                   Principal’s Welcome

Thankyou for taking the time to visit our website. Our team at Gordon PS hope you will find the information contained at this site helpful in understanding the educational opportunities we have to offer. We welcome feedback and would be pleased to provide you with additional information, and a personal tour at your request.

Gordon Primary School, established in 1882, is located in the township of Gordon, which is a 20min drive east of the Ballarat Post Office. The school has unique grounds and a long, rich history that has been reflected in the architecture of the main building and it’s surrounds.

We offer a curriculum that engages all students by offering pathways that meet a diverse range of learning needs. We also offer an exemplary Languages Other Than English (LOTE) program for students from Prep to Year 6, individualised programs for students with special learning needs, extension programs for high achieving students, and most of all we offer a teaching and learning program that is responsive to the needs of individual students. At each year level, we undertake extensive assessment of reading, spelling, writing and numeracy to enable us to teach your children from their individual point of need. This is a genuine focus for us because we understand the importance of knowing and understanding your children and their learning needs and providing them with plans and opportunities that meet their individual needs. As part of this program we provide our students with further specialist programs and opportunities in Art, Science, Environmental studies, Kitchen Garden and Music. Programs like this allow us to provide our students with the necessary skills for success in this constantly changing world.

We have a comprehensive Physical Education and Sports Program which is undertaken by all students and offers them the opportunity to not only improve personal health and fitness, but to take part in local and inter-school sporting competitions. In conjunction with this we have a Swimming Program for all students, conducted in partnership with the local swim school and our Physical Education Teaching and Support staff.

We are a positive, stimulating, supportive, motivating, well resourced and engaging environment where the school community is productive in their pursuit of knowledge, skills and understandings as lifelong learners. If you would like to join our community, please contact us today.

Russel Cowan



Students at Gordon Primary School are taught to point of need.  We have a wonderful record of improving student outcomes at all levels.

  Please click on the following link to view our yearly curriculum plans.

Whole School Curriculum 

View our annual report  here Arc 2019 0755




We accept enrolments at any Grade Level throughout the year. New students are encouraged to come and spend time at our school prior to starting so they can get to know other students. All new enrolments are given a buddy to support them in their transition. Tours are available at any time by calling Russel Cowan on 53689223. Information Packs are also available.


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Gordon Primary School Staff 2020

Principal – Mr Russel Cowan

Grade Prep / foundation– Ms Ruby Irvin

Grade One  – Mr Hilliard

Grade Two  – Ms Haire

Grade Three – Mrs Lambourn

Grade Four  – Mrs Castles

Grade five/six – Ms Withell, Mrs Middleton and Ms Rosewarne

PE / Health / S.T.E.M – Mr Allen



Educational Support – Kath Stasse and Karen Adams

Business Manager – Shana Brooks