I would like to extend a warm welcome to new students and their families, and to families who are already part of our school community. We are confident that your association with the school will be, or will continue to be rewarding for your family and the school.
In providing high quality education relevant to the needs of our students, we rely on close collaboration with our parents and community. Parents have the opportunity to work with teachers and children: in classrooms, at special activities, on excursions and camps to name a few. You will need to complete a volunteers ‘Working with Children’s Check’ to be involved with these activities. We are committed to encouraging parental involvement in our school and to providing parents with the best possible information on their child’s progress.
Families will receive a written report in June and December. All families are invited to participate in student/teacher conferences that accompany the mid-year reports. Families are encouraged to make contact with classroom teachers at any time throughout the year. Please arrange a mutually agreeable time for these meetings by contacting the school.
We strive to provide a safe, harmonious and caring environment where all of our students are challenged to reach their potential and to experience success in a wide range of areas. We have a strong Early Years Prep-4 Program in literacy and numeracy. This is supported by our 5/6 Program which engages students in an environment that develops inquisitive learners, building on from the skills developed in the Early Years. Our planning is based on the New Victorian Curriculum and incorporates higher level thinking skills. This provides many opportunities for children to perform at or above their expected level and to be challenged to achieve excellence.
The Bunyip PS staff is professional and enthusiastic about their work and through team planning and teaching, deliver quality curriculum. They provide a comprehensive program that caters for students in all Key Learning Domains with an emphasis on the core areas of Literacy and Numeracy. They value teacher/parent, teacher/student, student/student relationships and ensure that students are challenged to strive for excellence.
The social and welfare needs of our students are an important focus of our school. ‘Learning for Life’ is the school motto and this underpins our school strategic plan at Bunyip PS. The three key school rules that support our programs are “Care for Yourself”, “Care for Other”, and “Care for the School”. These help us all decide what is right and what is wrong. They also help us live our lives in a meaningful way. They guide the way we think, speak and behave.
The behaviour of our students is excellent and their friendliness and willingness to accept others is a credit to all. Our Year 6 students provide a positive role model throughout the entire year. Our SRC (Students Representative Council) and School Captains also make a positive contribution to the life of the school. Students across the school buddy with other grades and individual students to support them in learning new routines and skills.
School Council works as a positive, cohesive group and provides advice and assistance in the policy development and cooperates with management to ensure implementation. They have a positive relationship with staff and represent the parent community extremely well. They work responsibly in the areas of finance to ensure sound management from year to year. They also have a clear vision for the school with the Strategic Plan and related Action Plans. This assists our school to be at the forefront of education in Victoria.
We have an extremely active Parent Club who play an important role within our school. They organise and run a variety of activities throughout the year fostering the school/home partnership. Our school has benefited from their fundraising which has supported additional programs and has added to the schools equipment, greatly enhancing our environment.
Bunyip Primary School is an excellent school, providing students and staff with the tools needed to be life-long learners and positive contributors to our community. We are proud of our students, staff and families.
We look forward to working with you in 2017.