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Aim High

Welcome to Bellaire Primary School!

At Bellaire Primary School, our motto is ‘Aim High’. We strive to create a secure, collaborative, and challenging environment that supports every student in maximizing their achievements. We believe in empowering our students to be active participants in driving their own learning, preparing them for lifelong success as proactive, global citizens.

We understand that a child’s life and learning are interconnected, which is why we value a holistic approach to education. Our focus goes beyond academics; we prioritize the overall well-being and personal growth of each student. We believe that strong family connections are key to a child’s success, and we actively encourage parent involvement in our school community.

Located in the beautiful suburb of Highton in Geelong, Bellaire Primary School draws students from both Highton and the surrounding areas. As of 2023, we have 30 home groups and a vibrant student population of 650. Our leadership team consists of a dedicated Principal, two Assistant Principals (one for Prep-2 and another for Years 3-6), two Learning Specialists who work as instructional coaches for our teachers, and one Learning Specialist focused on inclusive education.

One of the strengths of our school is our straight year levels. This means that students in each year level have the opportunity to learn and grow together, forming strong connections with their peers and teachers. Our teachers work collaboratively in teams to plan and implement engaging lessons that cater to the diverse needs of our wonderful students.

In addition to a well-rounded curriculum, we offer specialist subjects to enrich our students’ learning experiences. Our students have the opportunity to explore French language and culture, as well as delve into the exciting world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), an engaging and exciting Physical Education program and an exceptional Arts program. These subjects foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, preparing our students for the demands of the modern world.

Community focus is at the heart of Bellaire Primary School. We actively engage with our local community and encourage our students to develop a sense of responsibility towards others. We believe in nurturing empathy, compassion, and respect for all individuals, fostering a supportive and inclusive school culture.

At Bellaire Primary School, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students. We believe that by setting high expectations, fostering a collaborative learning environment, and encouraging students to take ownership of their learning journey, we can equip them with the skills and qualities they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

We invite you to join our warm and vibrant school community. Together, let us inspire, empower, and celebrate the achievements of our students as they Aim High and reach their full potential.

Suzanne Prendergast



In 2020 we asked our School Captains to create a Virtual Tour. They planned, filmed and edited the whole tour.


59-71 Larcombe St. Highton, VIC 3216

Bellaire Primary School is situated on four hectares of land in the suburb of Highton and provides an attractive landscaped environment with dynamic play areas.

The school offers quality Before and After School Care (Outside School Hours Care OSHC).

Students come to Bellaire from local pre-schools. The school has experienced an increasing enrolment over the past few years. The school is a member of the Barwon South Schools Network and works closely with other schools in this area. Bellaire has developed strong links with local pre-schools and secondary schools to provide for effective transition from one setting to the next.

Bellaire is well known for its innovative curriculum approaches and has received several teaching awards in recognition of this. Teachers in the school work in teams to provide an excellent educational program for all students. Students participate in specialist classes in French, Physical Education, STEAM, Library and The Arts (Visual and Performing Arts).

Bellaire aims to develop digitally literate students for the 21st century by purposefully designing curriculum that transforms the way students learn; allowing greater engagement and involvement in their learning. As well as a strong integration of digital technologies in Prep – Year 2, Bellaire also operates a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for students in Years 3 – 6. These devices are used as tools to support and enhance learning, and do not replace the role of the teacher, nor learning to write using pens/pencils.

It is a legislative requirement that all Victorian government schools prepare an Annual Report to the School Community (by 30 April each year) for publication on the State Register. The Annual Report provides principals and school councils with an opportunity to share the year’s achievements and progress with the school community. This includes reflecting on the school’s performance and explaining the positive impact of school improvement efforts on student outcomes.

2020 Annual Report

Office Contacts

59-71 Larcombe St, Highton VIC 3216

Phone: (03) 5243 5203

OSHC Contacts

59-71 Larcombe St, Highton VIC 3216

Phone: (03) 5244 0567

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