Bayswater PS is a happy school with high expectations. At Bayswater we are very aware of the need to treat each student as an individual. Our size enables every child to be well-known to staff and other students. The school has a genuinely bright and positive atmosphere. With more than 140 years of history behind it, Bayswater Primary is large enough to be able to provide comprehensive programs yet small enough to provide more personal care, attention and valuing of the individual. Our School Values are Confidence, Integrity, Persistence and Resilience.
The value the community places on the natural environment and outdoor play, is reflected in our spacious landscaped grounds planted with native species. The fenced off grounds consist of a grassed oval, netball and basketball courts, a soccer pitch, fenced off community garden (complete with chickens) and a variety of safe adventure playground equipment and extensive shade covered areas.
There is also now an on site preschool run by Knox City Council, within our school grounds, aiding in the transition from preschool to school. For more information about the Birch Street Children and Family Centre please contact 03 9298 8000.
In 2019 through the hard work of our local Labor MP, Jackson Taylor, we received funding in the State Budget for a new Modular building to replace our main administration and classroom building. These building works were completed in June 2020. This is particularly exciting for our school as it provides our students and teachers with modern and progressive teaching and learning spaces. Families and visitors will also be received in a much more attractive and practical entrance and reception area.
The school offers a challenging, comprehensive and relevant curriculum to all our students. Teachers use the Victorian Curriculum to plan throughout the year. Our Educational program has a major emphasis of sound foundations in Literacy and Numeracy skills. Specialist programs that are provided for include Mandarin Language and Culture, Visual Arts, Science and Physical Education. With Performing Arts taught every alternate year. Additional programs include Additional Assistance, Engage (Social Wellbeing program) School Choir, Whole School Concerts (Alternate years) , Buddy Program, Cross-Age Whole School Values Program called Connect, Interschool Sport, Swimming, PMP, and a Camping Program(2-6).
New Prep Students are thoroughly prepared for school life with an extensive Transition Program.
Additional support staff include a psychologist, speech pathologist, visiting school nurse, volunteers and a part-time computer Technician. Our school community comes together for a variety of fun-filled and family orientated events including the school's Colour Run, Information and Interview nights, Movie Nights, Book Week Celebrations, School Discos, Education Week Celebrations, Grade 6 Graduation and End of year Christmas Concert.
The Before and After School Care program welcomes all children from Bayswater Primary School and is run by After The Bell. The program is terrific for working parents. It is a place where children can go outside school hours to play and relax and do homework in a safe and stimulating environment.
We recognise that for each student's learning to be optimised, a close partnership needs to exist between parents and teachers. Our school actively encourages, welcomes and involves parents in school life. Participation in classroom programs, excursions, Fundraising Committee and the School Council, are some ways in which parents are able to express their talents and interests.