About Us

Message from the Principal

Welcome! We extend a warm welcome to your family and hope you will form a close and rewarding association with our school. At Balwyn Primary School, the culture of a learning community is fostered through educational programs that cater for students, parents and teachers. Our guiding principle is to provide educational excellence through vibrant teaching and stimulating learning programs in an affirming, secure and structured learning environment.

We provide a developmental curriculum within a multi-age structure. This child centred approach acknowledges that children learn at different rates and have preferred learning styles. The school provides a stimulating and supportive environment, with engaging and challenging educational programs beyond the basic curriculum.

At Balwyn Primary School we aim to develop in our students a love of learning, strong communication skills, the ability to be responsible, creative and critical thinkers and to be socially connected and resilient. The school values the whole child and strives to develop strong self-esteem, confidence and independence.

At Balwyn Primary School we believe that all students need care and support as they grow. Students are better prepared for learning when they are happy, safe and healthy and our learning environment promotes independence, self-motivation and cooperation. As a caring learning community we promote ‘norms’ rather than ‘rules’ based upon values that will frame attitudes, behaviours and responsibilities. Throughout the year, students participate in programs which practise human values, encourage a sense of personal responsibility and empower students to make conscious choices. Students are supported to develop and apply their thinking in a productive, supportive and relevant learning context.

The school highly values education as a partnership of children, staff, parents and the local community.

Trish Manicom

Enrolment

Children must turn 5 by April 30, 2016 to begin Prep. Supporting documentation needs to be provided at time of enrolment (see list below).

  • Birth Certificate (Australian born children)/Passport (including visa classification)
  • School Entry Immunisation Status Certificate

If you wish to be placed on our data base and be invited along to all Prep 2016 activities please contact the school office on 9836 7121.

The enrolment forms for 2015 and 2016 can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

 

Transition Information

Budding Booksworms – Friday, 14 August (2.30-3.15pm)

Children in 3 year old kinder are invited to attend these storytime sessions with their parent/caregiver.

For bookings please visit:

http://www.trybooking.com/148646

 

Bright Beginnings – Wednesday, 26 August (4-5pm)

Families with children in 4 year old kinder are invited to our next Bright Beginnings session to engage in ‘school activities’ and meet some of our teachers and current parents.

For bookings please visit:  http://www.trybooking.com/148549

 

 

 

School Philosophy

Nurturing global citizens for personal success in an ever changing world.

We strive to provide educational excellence through vibrant teaching and a challenging, innovative and relevant curriculum which enables students to become internationally minded, responsible and respectful lifelong learners.

We aim to develop in our students a love of learning, strong communication skills, the ability to be creative and critical thinkers and to be socially connected and resilient. Our school values the whole child and strives to develop strong self-esteem, confidence and independence within a stimulating, supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Student voice is valued and encouraged to shape and influence learning.

We provide a developmental, differentiated curriculum with personalised learning within a multi-age structure. Our child centred approach acknowledges that children learn at different rates and have preferred learning styles.

As a caring learning community we promote ‘norms’ based upon values that will frame attitudes, behaviours and responsibilities. Throughout the year, students participate in programs which practise human values, encourage a sense of personal responsibility and empower them to make conscious, considered choices. Students are supported to develop and apply their thinking in a productive, supportive and relevant learning context

A technology rich environment supports student learning and our strong commitment to providing opportunities to enrich and enhance student learning is articulated through our Learning Enhancement program.

The school highly values education as a partnership of children, staff, parents and the local community.

Our motto “Aim High” and School Values underpin our philosophy and these values are embedded in our teaching and learning programs and are reinforced through our student negotiated norms.

The values that form the basis for all our learning are: Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Belonging and Compassion.

Employment

All job vacancies are advertised on Recruitment Online. Please copy the link below into your internet browser to access Recruitment Online:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/pages/advacssch.aspx