At Bellaire Primary School we ‘Aim High’ to provide a secure, collaborative and challenging environment that supports all students in maximising their achievements by being active participants in driving their learning in preparation for life long success as proactive, global citizens.
AT OUR SCHOOL WE VALUE:
happy and confident people who display compassion, perseverance and resilience,
developing a local and global view of the world where people have an understanding of and empathy for other cultures,
effective communication and reflection when engaging with a range of audiences,
initiative in taking action to make a positive difference to self and others,
interpersonal skills that support us in working collaboratively in a positive way,
critical and creative thinking,
safe and respectful behaviours in online and offline environments.
These values are displayed throughout the whole school by our ‘Behaviours We Value’ trees. The trees are used to guide feedback for students, inclusive of student behaviour awards for modelling the behaviours we value.
Bellaire Primary School is located in the suburb of Highton in Geelong and students are drawn from both Highton and surrounding areas. In 2021 there are 27 home groups across four learning communities. We have a leadership team that consists of our Principal, two Assistant Principals (Prep-2 and Years 3-6) and two Leading Teachers, who work as instructional coaches for the teachers in the classrooms.
Although our students work in Learning Communities – Prep, Junior, Middle and Seniors – our classes are all straight year levels.
We have five x Prep classes, four x Year 1 classes, four x Year 2 classes, four x Year 3 classes, four x Year 4 classes, three x Year 5 classes and three x Year 6 classes.
The school also has a Specialists precinct, existing of The Arts (Visual and Drama/Music), Physical Education, French, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and a well-resourced library. The school has experienced a steady enrolment over the past few years and have 620 students enrolled in 2021; with an equal gender balance of male and female students. The school also has a strong wellbeing focus.
Bellaire Primary School is a leading school in the innovation of education, with an ‘Aim High’ approach to teaching and learning. The development of learning spaces to facilitate personalised learning, engagement of students and the creation of learning communities has been a major focus. The school has also implemented a digital overlay in each learning community and Specialist subject areas; developing professional knowledge and providing resources in a suite of technologies. This is inclusive of Years 3-6 BYOD (iPad) program in Middles and Seniors.