Inspiration, Innovation, Engagement

Welcome to Daylesford Primary School website.

You may have noticed that we have recently updated our web-site. Our aim is to provide up to date information that show cases the great work being done by our students staff and community

To families already connected to Daylesford, Primary School, thanks for your participation and support. We really appreciate the way that you contribute to the sense of community at our school. To visitors from beyond the DPS community-welcome-we are proud of what we do and hope you get a sense of that pride as you peruse our site.


Daylesford PS is located in an attractive historical town 100 km north west of Melbourne, 40 km north east of Ballarat, in the Central Highlands area.. Established in 1875, the original school building is complemented by additional architecturally designed classrooms, plus a music room, gymnasium/hall and canteen, as well as an art room in the renovated school residence and a sports oval. The school is set in attractive, landscaped grounds.

Daylesford Primary School has an enrolment of around 280 children from a diverse and expanding community. The school has two annexes; one at Yandoit and one at Drummond.

Drummond Primary School was established in 1877. It is located 22 km from Daylesford on grounds have been landscaped by the children, with parent involvement, through the hobbies program. Drummond school emphasises an individual program for children in a caring environment.

Yandoit Primary School is situated 20 km north of Daylesford and 15km south of Newstead . The school is the centre of a rural community and has keen parental involvement. Multi-age groups operate, and there is a strong emphasis on a project based learning.

Our shared school values provide a focus on positive and supportive behaviours and are central to who we are and what we stand for. Collaboration is at the heart of how we function. Students learn how to work together in classrooms, teachers plan and build their knowledge as teams and parents are actively encouraged to participate in classroom programs.


Please refer to our School Council page for access to our polices and our parents page for a list of our upcoming events. We have also included a student page ,which contains the perspectives of our school from the people that matter most. We hope you enjoy our new site.