Acknowledgement to Country
Vistara Primary School would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Widjabal Wia-bal people, traditional custodians of this land, the Bundjalung Nation and all Nations across this sacred and ancient land. We acknowledge your histories, languages and traditions as one of the oldest living cultures of the world. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders and the Ancestors of the past and present. We acknowledge our ongoing connections and our continuing journey together.
“I loved Vistara when I was a student here,
and I love it even more now that
my children are students here.”
— Remi, School Parent
Vistara Primary School was established in 1987 and is a not for profit Independent Primary School. The school is nestled in beautiful rural surrounds of Richmond Hill, 7 kms from Lismore NSW, also known as Bundjalung Nation.
Vistara Primary School is one of the many Neo Humanist Schools worldwide. Its guiding philosophy is Neo Humanism founded by P.R. Sarkar (1921-1990), which is based on the understanding of the deep inter-connectedness between self, others and the natural environment. Neo Humanist principles are integrated into the Australian Curriculum (ACARA – Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) and the NESA NSW Syllabus (NESA – NSW Education Standards Authority).
Vistara’s approach to education aims to develop each student’s potential, catering for different styles of learning. The school provides an enriching learning environment with activities that are motivating, interesting and challenging enough to allow students to experience a sense of success and instil an appreciation of lifelong learning.