Our School


At Moonee Ponds West Primary (MPW) our vision is to foster a community of lifelong learners. We strive to develop socially responsible and resilient individuals who are engaged in working towards achieving their full learning potential.


The wellbeing of our students underpins all interactions and teaching. We foster and value positive and respectful relationships with all members of our community.


Our Values

Respect, Community, Honesty and Integrity, Creativity, Persistence, Inclusiveness, Freedom, Rights & Responsibility.

Jeff Lyon



About our School

Moonee Ponds West Primary School (MPW), established in 1888, is located in the historic inner western suburb of Moonee Ponds. Reflecting the Victorian era, the buildings have been updated to keep the period façade with internal improvements to provide optimal learning conditions for all students.


The school has gracious Victorian and modern buildings, with specialist rooms for Library, Japanese, Music and Creative Arts. The Gymnasium caters for a variety of indoor sports and includes a spacious performance stage. A recent refurbishment included a music and performance space as well as an upstairs community room.


The school grounds offer both active and passive areas for student play, two adventure playgrounds, a synthetic oval with running track and athletics sandpit, football and soccer fields as well as a courtyard and centenary garden. The amphitheatre provides a pleasant environment for learning and social interaction.