Meet the Principal


Welcome to Pakenham Primary School. My vision for this facility is to create an inclusive school environment that empowers students to achieve their personal best socially, emotionally and academically.

Here at Pakenham Primary School the staff encourage a collaborative and community focussed learning environment. Our purpose is to create a learning environment where all students take responsibility for their learning in order to reach their personal best. We provide each student with the academic, social and emotional skills to become lifelong learners and successful participants in society.

The staff at Pakenham Primary School build genuine partnerships with families to ensure students are supported and encouraged to strive to achieve their personal best, demonstrate value in and respect for education, and be considerate and supportive of one another. The school employs knowledgeable, caring and innovative staff who work collaboratively to provide a range of high quality learning opportunities to stimulate and challenge the individual needs and talents of their students.

Pakenham Primary School acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, carers and students has an impact on our school community and culture. We acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at our school. Pakenham Primary School’s three school-wide expectations of Be a Learner, Be Respectful and Be Safe reinforce the positive school culture.


Kind Regards,

Gail Butterworth

Assisting Gail and the school are:

Assistant Principals : Rachael Kimber & Michelle Jarman

Office Administration : Dawn Lambert, Kathryn Crawford and Roxy Sheehy

Contact Pakenham Primary School

You can get in touch with Pakenham Primary for any enquiries about enrolments, your child's education or for general questions.


(03) 5918 3900



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School Hours:

During School Terms:

Monday: 8:55am - 3:15pm
Tuesday: 8:55am - 3:15pm
Wednesday: 8:55am - 2:50pm
Thursday: 8:55am - 3:15pm
Friday: 8:55am - 3:15pm


50 Atlantic Drive,
Pakenham VIC 3810