BELLBRAE Primary School has continued to foster a supportive environment amidst its growth.
The school now has almost 500 students enrolled and principal Adrian Waters said the school’s values remain unchanged.
“Although there has been significant growth there has been a continued emphasis on maintaining a strong culture of community, individuality and inclusion.”
Bellbrae Primary School ranked above the national average for reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy in last year’s National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, and takes a highly individualised approach to teaching, encouraging creative and critical thinking.
Bellbrae Primary School also places great emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), sustainability, school-wide positive behaviours, performing arts and contextualised delivery of subject matter.
The school is invested in their students’ wellbeing as well as their education offering various support and intervention programs as well as a welfare officer.
Assistant principal Stuart McCoombe has also helped the school become a frontrunner with its digital learning program. The program includes learning on robotics, coding, and drones to help ensure students are well equipped for the future.
Improved facilities are also imminent, as the school will soon have a STEM Centre and competition-sized gymnasium.
The school recently received a $26,669 grant from the state government to aid them in bushfire preparedness.
Mr Water said these funds would likely be used to remove any potential bushfire fuel from the premises.
“Traditionally it goes towards grass slashing, pruning trees, cleaning up vegetation and all those typical maintenance things.”
For more information head to bellbraeps.vic.edu.au.