Student Life

Every day at Bayswater South Primary School is different. With a mix of main and specialist classes, our children are constantly learning, moving and being encouraged to think outside the box. We encourage you to make use of this index to find the information that’s important to you.

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Learning through languages

The benefits of learning another language are well-established. As pointed out by the Victorian Government, these benefits include brain development, cognitive flexibility, enhanced problem-solving and general literacy skills.

English

We believe that active and effective participation in society depends on the ability to speak, listen, read, view, and write with confidence, purpose, and enjoyment in a wide range of contexts.

German

English is the language which originally derived from West Germanic more than 2000 years ago. The German and English language use the same alphabet, making it easier for English speakers to start writing in the German language.

Mathematics

Bayswater South Primary School engages students in mathematics through a 50/50 Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). This sees all students from Foundation-Year 6 learning mathematics through the German language. 

Science

Science allows children to connect, learn and explore. 

Visual Arts

Art allows kids to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning. Skills include: Fine motor skills. Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles.

Physical Education

Health and Physical Education provides students with a curriculum that is relevant, challenging and physically active. Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can practise and refine personal, behavioural, social, and cognitive skills.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) uses information and communications technology to support, enhance, and optimise the delivery of information. Worldwide research has shown that ICT can lead to improved student learning and better teaching methods.

Buddy Program

The buddy system helps create a collaborative learning environment in which peers feel less hesitant to raise questions, enabling the development of social networks and cross-cultural experiences.

Whole School Transition

An important annual rite of passage at Bayswater South Primary School is the transition program that incorporates short activities to meet next year’s classmates, Whole School Transition Day and ‘Meet the Teacher’.

Support Services

With the aim of assisting children facing barriers to learning, our Support Services staff work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team focusing workforce capability, group-based and individual support and the provision of specialised services.

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