About our school

Mil Lel Primary School opened in 1867 and recently celebrated 150 years of educating students in the region. The school is located among the rolling hills and picturesque farmlands on the outskirts of Mount Gambier.

We are committed to providing a high quality education for students from Foundation to Year 6 within a supportive learning environment. Our values of Respect, Participation and Growth are encouraged through a broad, balanced curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular programmes. We have a strong focus on English and Maths and to support these outcomes, a key priority is intervention and support programmes to maximise student learning in these areas.

With intervention within “InitiaLit, Mini Lit Sage, MaqLit and QuickSmart Maths” students are identified and their progress tracked and monitored through both repeated practice and testing.

We have inviting and modern classroom facilities that provide an excellent learning environment for our students. All classes are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to maximise student learning with classes either having iPads or laptops for individual student use. We offer specialist curriculum areas in Italian, HASS and Health and PE.

Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities such as ‘Move It’, ‘Footsteps’, ‘Jam Band’, ‘Life Education Van’, Mad Minute, debating and music events. The school choir is made up of students from Year 4 – 6 and each October they perform as part of the South East Primary Schools’ Music Festival.

Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership and collaborative skills through participating in our ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ skipping demonstration team, the Student Representative Council and YELP environmental activities. Participation in sporting activities is encouraged through PE lessons, out-of-hours school sports, cross country and SAPSASA. We hold an Internal Sports Day and compete in the District Small Schools Sports Day each year.

We regularly provide opportunities for students to interact across all year levels to help build a sense of belonging and attachment for them. This is facilitated through curriculum activities and celebrations, including our end-of-year concert and school camps. We hold ‘Big Days Out’ for our Foundation/Year 1 and Year 2 students, students in Year 3/4 attend a camp each year to either Cape Bridgewater or Dunkeld and students in Year 6 attend a camp to Victor Harbor. Other whole-school events include participating in the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade, involvement in the Mil Lel and Mt Gambier Spring Show and Clean Up Australia Day.

Current enrolments

Our School currently has 108 enrolled students

Our vision

Inspiring a love of learning in a caring community.

Our values

  • Respect: to have tolerance of others.
  • Participation: to take part in learning and other opportunities that are offered by our school.
  • Growth: the understanding that we can develop ourselves as learners through hard work, using effective strategies and seeking help when we need it.

Our facilities

Buildings and Grounds

The Main Administration and Library building was opened in 1940 with an addition to the building in 1994. In 2011, 4 new classroom areas were constructed under the BER project. All buildings have reverse cycle air conditioning. The school has lawn areas, nature-play area, playground equipment and a vegetable garden. A large shelter provides an undercover play area where assemblies are held twice a term.

Playground and gardens

We have 2 nature-based playgrounds that provide a fun outdoor learning environment. Surrounding each playground is a nature garden where students can plant, nurture and learn.