A Message From The Principal

What an amazing a busy year it has been!

Some things that have happened this year:

  • 2023 Preps began
  • Building works began
  • Terrace upgrade completed
  • Bellaire Parents fundraising – things that have been previously mentioned and over the summer holidays – flag poles, Gaga pit, cubby houses and more!
  • Year Three, Four, Five and Six camps
  • Excursions for all year levels
  • Welcome picnic
  • Colour Run
  • Support of our parent helpers and volunteers
  • Fun run, cross country, athletic sports, interschool sports, bike education, debating
  • Junior School Council Dress up days
  • Open Classrooms, book week parade
  • School Concert
  • School Review (every four years)
  • 99 Year 6 students graduated
  • and many more things throughout the year…


Last Wednesday we celebrated the 98 Year Six students who are now officially graduates of Bellaire Primary School. It was an amazing night, we thank the Year 6 team for their efforts in making the night a special one. We wish them the very best for their future and we will miss them!


Tuesday 19th December – 3.30pm finish. We will be holding our final assembly, which includes farewelling our Year 6 students at 3pm on Tuesday.


As mentioned previously we farewell Mrs Lauren Rau after 16 years at Bellaire PS. We also farewell Mrs Elodie Mcclelland who both leave us for Hamlyn Banks PS. Mr Whiteside and Mr Piazza are both taking a years leave from teaching and Ms Elise Jenkins is working at Clifton Springs PS for the 2024 school year.

We are also saying goodbye for 2024 to Mrs Alex Forssman who will be working at Geelong College in 2024.


  • Teachers’ day 1 – 29th January
  • Teachers’ curriculum day #2 – 30th January
  • FIRST DAY ALL STUDENTS – Wednesday 31st January


We would like to THANK everyone for their support during the 2023 school year – we couldn’t do it without all of our Bellaire Community. Have a wonderful and safe holiday break.

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News

High Voltage Rock School Concert

 On Tuesday High Voltage Rock School hosted a concert for the students learning through their music program at Bellaire this year.  Students were able to showcase their talents on the big stage in the band room at the Barwon Club in front of family and friends.  It was a fabulous celebration of music and as well as giving the kids an opportunity to gain confidence and play in front of an audience it was great for the community to gather and appreciate all the hard work the kids had put in to their music and performances. 


Students ranged from preppies to senior students and acts included guitar, drum, keyboard and singing solos to 6 piece rock bands!


Special thanks to Danniel from High Voltage Rock School for organising the event and ensuring it ran smoothly on the night. It was a very encouraging and supportive environment and all performers did such a great job, they should be so proud!

Barwon Water Exhibition at Geelong Gallery

On November 1st, selected students and their families were invited to the opening of the Water Connects Us All exhibition at Geelong Gallery. This exhibition showcases all students who entered, so be sure to stop by these holidays! I would also encourage families to view the amazing showcase of Indigenous works as part of Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women). Thank you to Jordan, Tyler, Frida and Charles and their families who represented Bellaire.

Exhibition closes Sunday 25th Feburary, 2024


Year Five Portraiture Exhibition

I’d like to share the fabulous work of our Year Five’s who have been completing a unit on portraiture. We looked at the Archibald and Young Archies prizes and learnt about face proportions. Please join me in congratulating the Year Fives on their wonderful portraits – there are plenty of familiar and famous faces to spot! You can view their digital exhibition here:


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