principal's welcome

Lindenow Primary School has a dedicated staff, supportive parents and community and great kids that enjoy all the benefits of a dynamic, peaceful and high performing rural school.

Welcome to the Lindenow Primary School’s website. I would hope that visitors and members of our school community find the website useful and informative. 

LPS is located in the Mitchell River Valley a short ten minute drive west of Bairnsdale, Victoria which is found in beautiful East Gippsland. Situated in the rural township of Lindenow, the school is large enough to offer students a broad curriculum, excellent facilities/grounds, extensive extra-curricular activities and programs while at the same time being small enough to maintain a friendly, safe and caring school environment and culture.

Lindenow Primary School has a long and proud school history as the school was first established in 1871. Students attending LPS come from a large rural area encompassing not only the township of Lindenow but also communities such as Dargo, Flaggy Creek, Melwood, Fernbank, Walpa, Woodglen, Calulu, Glenaladale, Hillside, Meerlieu as well as families from Bairnsdale and those located south of  Lindenow  and along the Princess Highway.    A large proportion of students arrive to school by one of the three school bus routes.

Lindenow Primary School values partnerships between home school and community. Parents and community members are involved in many areas of the school such as classroom helpers, sporting activities, drama, music, ground improvement, fundraising, camps, Community Program and excursions. Parents also are able to help out through the Parent and Friends Group which plays an important role within the school in fundraising activities for students and the wider school community.

Lindenow Primary School enjoys excellent student/teacher ratios.  Maintaining small classroom numbers are a high priority in the organisation of the school each year.  Students have ongoing access to a variety of activities through participation in East Gippsland and Bairnsdale School Networks.  School grounds and buildings are both well maintained and reflect a strong community involvement.  We also have a well-supplied school library, a specialist Art and Physical Education teachers and an excellent art room.

The second campus is located at Woodglen where students have access to the school’s outdoor education program. All year levels are able to enjoy the idyllic setting at Woodglen where the emphasis is placed upon ‘Hands on Learning’, teamwork, physical activity and gaining knowledge and appreciation of our local area. Activities include day trips, sleep overs and three day tent camping.  The students are transported to Woodglen by school bus and the school’s twelve seater van.


The Woodglen Campus

Lindenow School considers student wellbeing a high priority. Children learn in a positive environment, which encourages cooperation, student leadership and effective communication between teachers, students and peers. Children in this environment are encouraged to develop positive self-esteem, work cooperatively with others, and take pride in their school, their work and their community.

I am very proud to be a part of Lindenow Primary School. The school has a dedicated staff, supportive parents and community and great kids that enjoy all the benefits of a dynamic, peaceful and high performing rural school. Once again, welcome to Lindenow Primary School and please feel free to contact school for further information or to arrange a visit.


Arick Shoemaker



school photo galleries

Click here to see a web gallery of our school grounds and facilitites.

Click here to see a web gallery of student art work.


recent news & coming events

For Recent News:

Go to our News & Events Page and click on the link to our latest newsletter or download a recent news event from those listed.


For Coming Events:

Go to our Annual School Calendar.


term dates 2019

Term 1 29th January - 5th April
Term 2 23rd April - 28th June
Term 3 15th July - 20ht September
Term 4 7th October - 20th December


school timetable bell times

It is recommended that the children arrive for school between 8.45am and 9.00am - not too early.

9:00am Start of first class session
11:00am Morning recess
11:30am Start of second class session
1:00pm Lunch Recess
1:45pm Start of afternoon class session
3:12pm Flaggy Creek Dismissal
3:15pm Hillside Bus Dismissal
3:30pm General Student Dismissal
3.40pm Fernbank Bus Dismissal
3: 45pm     Dargo/Woodglen  Bus Dismissal

Yard Duty/Supervision

The school yard is supervised from 8.45am, during recesses and until 3.45pm in the afternoon each school day.

school assemblies

Whole school assemblies are held every Monday morning at 9am. Parents and community members are welcome to join us celebrate student achievements and special events.