From the Principal’s Desk
I would like to welcome you and your family to Belle Vue Primary School.
I believe you will find our community to be an open and friendly one, with a sincere desire for parents to take an active part in their children’s schooling. Please browse through this website as a starting point in the journey for the selection of a primary school that will best meet your child’s needs. The next step should include an appointment to have a school tour. This, I believe, is an important part of the school selection process. The school atmosphere needs to match your expectations of your son or daughter’s primary schooling. It is most important that children are happy and engaged during their seven years at primary school.
We are proud of our school and the high standard of education we provide for our students. We aim to provide our students with educational opportunities that will enable them to reach their full potential and achieve success academically, socially and personally. Our curriculum is inclusive and developmental. Students are challenged to extend their skills and knowledge in a caring and supportive environment. The staff at Belle Vue Primary School are an enthusiastic and experienced team of people who are committed to excellence and to making a positive difference to student outcomes
We want our students to feel safe and happy. We want them to enjoy learning and achieve highly. We want them to be confident in tackling challenges but be caring of others along the way. We want them to develop positive social skills, healthy relationship values and a strong sense of themselves as individuals. Belle Vue Primary School is a friendly, dynamic community. There are many opportunities for parental involvement. I hope that through your participation and interest you will come to feel very much a part of our school and its community.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
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Belle Vue Primary School offers a music program for all students from Foundation to Grade 6. Our music curriculum focuses on creating an inclusive and supportive environment where students feel confident to take on new challenges and step out of their comfort zones.
The music program consists of a variety of musical games, activities and comprehensive formal lessons taken from the Music Room Classroom Music Program.
Throughout the school year, students experience playing a variety of percussive and melodic instruments as a whole class and in small groups. They also gain an understanding of basic rhythmic and theoretical concepts, as well as having plenty of opportunities to create their own music. These can be complemented by our extra-curricular Instrumental Lessons.
It is extremely satisfying to see our students enjoying their learning experience and working together to achieve the core ideals and objectives of the music program.Read More »
Belle Vue Primary School students actively participate in creative art activities which develop and explore their imagination and knowledge. Through experimentation with a variety of art medium, students develop art concepts such as space, pattern, contrast and form.
Basic art elements of line, shape, colour, form and texture are explored using various media, tools and equipment and processes. Students explore a variety of modes of art such as drawing, painting, printing, collage, construction, weaving and modelling. Students are actively involved in creating new colours using primary colours, as well as creating tones and shades by adding black and white. Construction techniques are also improved by exploring a variety of joining techniques.
During art appreciation sessions, students examine the work of a variety of artists and gain confidence in making comments about the artists’ techniques and vision. From these conversations students are able to comment on their own work and the work of their peers with greater insight and suitable terminology. They are encouraged to describe sensory responses such as texture, mood, balance, colour, contrast and proportions.
The students’ work is presented at the whole school Art Show which is held in Term 3. All work is displayed for our school community to admire. This is a formal occasion where we encourage everyone to dress up and enjoy the glorious work of our talented students. Each class will complete a group piece of art work which will be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students’ achievements, and an evening that we all look forward to each year.Read More »
The Physical Education program for 2016 is based around Fundamental Motor skills, game play and development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our sequential learning program aims to develop a love of physical activity, by allowing the students to gain confidence and skills that they can use to enjoy sports throughout their lives. We understand that all children contribute at different levels, and our lessons are aimed to meet the needs of each student, with a focus on participation and engagement.
All students participate in Physical Education sessions for 1 hour per week, and classroom teachers provide additional sports sessions throughout the term.
Students are encouraged to participate in non-competitive sports just for fun, but we also provide the opportunity for students to excel in interschool sports and beyond!
The major events include:
- Cross Country day in Term 2
- Athletics Carnival in Term 3
- Swimming program and Swimming Carnival in Term 4.
Throughout the year there are many other fun activities such as Ride2School day and Jump Rope for Heart. The Running Club also meets twice a week to keep fit and train for various upcoming events within a social environment.
Additionally, students in Grade 5/6 have opportunities to develop and refine their skills with the opportunity to participate in Interschool Sports during Term 1 and 2. They compete with other schools in the Boroondara area in sports such as Cricket, Volleyball, Rounders, Bat Tennis and Softball.Read More »
In Years 5 and 6, students are seen as the leaders of the school. They are supported in becoming successful role models and independent learners. Students attend a leadership conference where they obtain skills and strategies to assist them in developing their leadership qualities. Our school leaders also have roles and responsibilities that help develop them into well-rounded individuals, by the time they are ready to move on to secondary school.
As well as the standard curriculum in classrooms, students at Belle Vue have opportunities to develop abilities and skills in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Students actively engage in Inter School Sport, Bike Education, School Camps, Extension Program, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Multi Cultural Studies. The Year 6 students also take leading roles in our annual mid-year performance. All of these programs foster positive interactions, team building and an engaging curriculum for all students.
The Level 4 teachers work together to plan interesting and meaningful units of work, that are designed to promote inquiry learning. In 2014, our topics include Identity, Ancient Civilisations, Social Justice/Enterprise and Celebrations Around the World (via the World Cup).Read More »
At Level 3 we support students to manage the transition from junior to senior school. We foster independence and encourage teamwork. There is a continuing focus on the school’s values as well as the You Can Do It! program. Students’ autonomy increases as they develop individual working styles, take more responsibility for their learning and reflect upon what makes a successful learner.
Our Integrated Topics allow students to encounter new knowledge and skills in a meaningful and sequential manner. Subjects covered include the states of matter, animal science, Australian history and geography.
Level 3 students continue to take part in a range of specialist classes including weekly Art, L.O.T.E (Italian), Music, Library and P.E. Students also have the opportunity to be a part of Belle Vue’s extensive extra-curricular activities such as choir, dance club, running club and gardening club.Read More »