School Council

The Balwyn Primary School Council consists of the Principal, parents and teachers working together for the benefit of all students. The major responsibilities of School Council include-

  • determining the education policy of the school
  • allocating resources and managing the school budget
  • developing and maintaining the school buildings and grounds
  • reporting to and communicating with the school community The Council operates through the use of the following subcommittees:
    • Building and Grounds
    • Finance

Education The School Council is reconstituted each year. Nominations are called for early in the school year and advice of this is published in the school newsletter. School Council generally meets at 7.00 pm in the staffroom on the third Wednesday of each month during term. Subcommittees’ meeting times vary depending on the purpose of the group, but most are publicised through the school newsletter. All meetings are open for all parents to attend.






The Parents’, Friends’ and Teachers’ Association (PFTA) is a group of parent volunteers who provide support for many of the activities that occur within or are associated with the school, for example fundraising events. The group also provides an avenue for communication between parents and various school bodies by having representatives on other committees, subcommittees, working parties and School Council.

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see:

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see:

Contact our school

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Karen Butler

Phone: +61 3 98367121

Balwyn Primary School  is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see:


Sustainability at BPS

At BPS we are striving to become a Sustainable School. With the help of the Junior School Council we are making improvements in our school and helping to create and educate about a better future for our planet.

We have joined the AUSSIVIC Sustainable Schools Program. We are striving to become a “ 5 Star Sustainable School”

Working with Ceres Environmental Park we have undertaken the Core Module which means we have taken a survey of our baseline data in the area of Electricity, Water, Gas, Waste & Paper consumption. Ceres supports this initiative by providing a facilitator & training, which the staff undertake in their own time.

Keep up with our environmental journey by reading articles in the BPS Newsletter & on the Ceres Website under “School Programs”.

Keep track of our achievements by visiting: