Learning and leading through languages.

About Us

Bayswater South Primary School opened in 1969 and is situated in the suburb of Bayswater, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne’s outer east.

The school’s facilities consist of our Sebald Centre with three senior and one middle year classrooms, a media area and a fully functioning kitchen. The remaining middle year classes are situated separately with break out rooms in our four room portable block.

Our Foundation and Administration building houses five classrooms in an inviting open space. Our junior level block contains six classrooms and the following specialist resource/classrooms: art/craft, library, canteen and D.K. Mullins Hall.

The spacious grounds on the sloping terraced location feature a large grassed playing field, junior and senior playgrounds, basketball courts, Amphitheatre, inclusive wooden playground and shaded and passive recreation areas.

Bayswater South Primary School is one of the few truly bilingual primary schools in Victoria, with a proud history of over 40 years of delivering a comprehensive curriculum through English and German. In 2017, the school implemented a 50:50 immersion model. We take pride in our English/German bilingual program where our two languages English and German play an equal role during the course of the school day. Each class has a German-speaking and an English-speaking class teacher. These two teachers carefully plan and deliver rich bilingual learning experiences in teaching teams and partnerships. The development of language skills in German and English are of paramount importance. This is why BSPS has developed its own approach to teaching bilingual reading and writing curriculum.

Our move towards becoming an authourised International Baccalaureate World School began with our candidacy in 2017 and the school received its authourisation in December 2020. This has encouraged teachers to plan Units of Inquiry that challenge and extend the boundaries of traditional subject areas so that students can explore transdisciplinary themes through a range of lenses. 

We provide a comprehensive, conceptual, inquiry based curriculum in a safe, respectful and positive learning environment. A differentiated and personalised approach is implemented, encouraging student voice, leadership and action in order to meet each student’s academic, social and emotional need.

BSPS has 2 principal class personnel, 26 teachers and 5 support staff. Visiting support staff members include a school Chaplain, psychologist, speech therapist, and Kids’ Hope mentors.

Our school has an active parent group and has traditional links with Siemens, The Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged, The Deutsche Schule Melbourne and other community groups. We have an active bilingual playgroup, an engaged Student Representative Council and we offer parent German classes. We value community action and partnerships in building a welcoming and engaging learning community.

Please click on Our Unique Difference to read more about our bilingualInternational Baccalaureate (IB) and Positive Education programmes. 

Principal's Message

Bayswater South Primary School is a vibrant school with a lot of character and history where learning and relationships are the centre of our school life.

Vision and Values

Bayswater South Primary School is a vibrant school with a lot of character and history where learning and relationships are the centre of our school life.

Student Leadership

We believe in Student Voice, Student Agency and Student Leadership. 

Our History

Bayswater South Primary School has grown and evolved over the last 50 years, with four decades in German and English.

Future Direction

It is our intent to develop positive purpose, engagement, positive relationships, meaning, accomplishments and health across the school community.


How can we help? We love inquiring minds so please, ask us as many questions as you can!

Community Spirit Award

Our Community Spirit Award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to our school.


Our policies help us establish rules and procedures in order to function effectively and ensure everyone is connected. 

Bayswater Education Plan

The Victorian Government is transforming local education through the Bayswater Education Plan.

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