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Principal’s Message

Aim High

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.

SCHOOL SETTING

Bellaire Primary School is located in the suburb of Highton in Geelong and students are drawn from both Highton and surrounding areas. In 2020 there were 27 home groups across 4 learning communities that work as four sub schools on the one campus. We have a leadership team that consists of our Principal, two Assistant Principals (Curriculum and Well-being) and two Leading Teachers working as instructional coaches in the learning communities, that includes on-going individual coaching for every teacher.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Bellaire Primary School is located in the suburb of Highton in Geelong and students are drawn from both Highton and surrounding areas. In 2020 there were 27 home groups across 4 learning communities that work as four sub schools on the one campus. We have a leadership team that consists of our Principal, two Assistant Principals (Curriculum and Well-being) and two Leading Teachers working as instructional coaches in the learning communities, that includes on-going individual coaching for every teacher.

Our communities existed of 5 Prep home groups, 9 Junior home groups working across two pods, 7 Middle home groups working across two pods and 6 Senior home groups working across two pods. The school also has a specialist precinct, existing of The Arts (Visual and Drama/Music), Physical Education, French, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics) and a well-resourced library. The school has experienced a steady enrolment over the past few years and had 627 students in 2019 with an equal gender balance of male and female students. The school also has a strong wellbeing focus offering a range of student’s wellbeing programs across all year levels, supported by a part time school funded Student Wellbeing worker.

INNOVATION LEADERS

Bellaire Primary School is a leading school in the innovation of education with an ‘Aim High’ approach. The development of learning spaces to facilitate personalised learning, engagement of students and the creation of learning communities has been a major focus. Established is our Whole School Learning Strategy focused on assessment, planning and teaching while involving students as active participants in their learning via goal setting and reflection. The school has also implemented a digital overlay in each learning community and specialist areas, developing professional knowledge and providing resources in a suite of technologies. This is inclusive of The One to the World (BYOD apple) program in Middles and Seniors, integration of media studios and theatrettes and access to a range of visual screen devices, a Google space etc. across the communities.

Suzanne Prendergast

Principal

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Due to current restrictions, we are not allowed to conduct school tours. We asked our School Captains to create a Virtual Tour. They planned, filmed and edited the whole tour.

ABOUT BELLAIRE PRIMARY SCHOOL

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

The school offers quality before and after school care in the spacious multi purpose room.

Students come to Bellaire from local pre-schools and 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 preschools 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.  The school also has links with the Innovation and Next Practice branch through projects focused on curriculum innovation. The focus of these projects has been to improve student learning through a personalised approach to curriculum. The school hosts teachers and principals from across the State wanting to learn more about the teaching pedagogy in the school. 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, Music, Library and Visual and Performing Arts.

The school has a clearly defined Technology Plan with well-articulated visions for both students and teachers. The school has work closely with the Digital Learning Branch to build its 1-to-the-World Program in years 5 and 6, which has successfully been in operation of recent years. A shared device arrangement P-4 is also in place, providing access for students in these years to school-based devices. All students and parents are obliged to read, sign and enact the schools ICT Acceptable Use Policy, with further commitments made by students through earning their Digital Licence through learning experiences provided.

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