Pakenham Consolidated School is a Foundation to Year 6 school and has played a significant role in the history of Pakenham and its surrounding districts. The school first opened with an enrolment of 22 students on a site next to Toomuc Valley Creek approximately 125 years ago. In May 1951, a number of smaller schools in the area were consolidated onto one site in Main Street and became known as Pakenham Consolidated School.
In 1997, the school relocated from Main Street to the present site in Rundell Way, which provides a modern and vibrant teaching environment. Specialist areas are Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, Visual Arts and Information Technology, all of which are conducted in well resourced facilities.
At Pakenham Consolidated School the aim is to create a learning community where children become confident and socially skilled, knowledgeable young people who are literate and numerate and have a sense of connection to their world. Through the learning and teaching program, children are encouraged to recognise and develop their interests and talents, which will carry beyond school.
The role of Pakenham Consolidated School is to facilitate these aims by offering a comprehensive range of excellent best practice learning programs within a safe and supportive learning environment, which is accessible to all students. Teachers, parents and students share a joint responsibility to achieve these aims as stakeholders in achieving a learning community.
You can find more about the history of our school here.