Magpie Gully PS No 415 was established in 1857 and re-named as Magpie PS No 2271 in 1892. The historic red brick building was completed in May 1880 and from 1986 classrooms were entirely comprised of relocatable buildings. In May 2011 the school was almost completely refurbished with new classrooms, new toilets and completion of the upgrade to the 131 year old administration building. This time marks a renewal of the school and a significant opportunity for the broader Magpie community to be served by a modern school that caters for the latest innovations in pedagogical approaches that foster independent student learning.

The 5 Keys


Raise your hand to answer a difficult question

Having a go

Asking the teacher to explain something again if you don’t understand


Staying on task and not being distracted by others

Having a go at difficult work rather than skipping

Ask someone for help rather than giving up


Have everything ready before each lesson

Setting yourself goals

Get straight into your work so you can finish tasks on time

Getting along

Take turns and listen to others when working

Listen when someone else is talking

Sharing ideas with everyone else and respecting the ideas from others


Not getting upset when you make a mistake

Getting back on the job after you make a mistake

Stay calm when you don’t understand what the teacher is explaining

Phone & Email

Call us: 03 5335 8851, Mail us - magpie.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Magpie Primary School

61 Docwra Street, Magpie, Victoria 3356