School Info

From the Principal

Baxter Primary School is a great sized school with around 170 students. We are situated in an attractive rural setting located in the ever growing community of Baxter. It is at the northern eastern boundary of Mornington Peninsula. Established in 1890 our school has a long & proud history of service to our community.

In 2012 a new Federal Government funded building added a wonderful spacious building that we use as our Senior Learning Centre. The original school building has been incorporated into our administration wing including the entrance foyer, office and staff room. This building is proudly maintained by the school community. 1960’s core permanent classrooms and a 1990’s relocatable building also help to form our school with 14 classrooms, hall /gymnasium complex with a canteen, resources room /library, arts centre, early years reading & speech assistance program room and extensive ICT facilities. Our gallery area has been redesigned to house a computer lab, large deck and we are developing a sensory garden for all our community to share.

Our surrounding rural land and market gardens are still a feature of the area but with the new Peninsula Link Freeway these areas will gradually be replaced with real-estate developments. We do expect a population growth over the next few years. The future increase in school population will be easily accommodated with our large grounds and available space. Our lovely spacious school grounds are behind our classrooms and are not easily seen from either Grants or Baxter -Tooradin Roads. Complementing our well-equipped gymnasium there are large grassed areas with both AFL & soccer ovals, basketball courts and extensive playgrounds with a new huge shade sail and playing areas. It has the delightful feeling of a country school while offering the same educational experiences as any of our larger neighbouring schools.

We have developed close professional ties with our neighbouring Primary schools, kindergartens, child care centres & secondary schools.

We have an impressive ratio of computers to students and are making great advances in developing our student portfolios and developing the area of digital portfolios. We have ‘Interactive White Boards’ heating and cooling in all class rooms. Children & teachers are exploring the multitude of classroom uses they have. We are continuously developing our excellent ICT capacities, with class set of iPads, leasing new laptops, smart TVs and computers. In our school staff are continuously updating their skills by completed modules, curriculum days and workshops, on line professional development that have been closely aligned with our needs.

We have a terrific ‘Our Kids Matter Values Education Program’ that focuses on the positive social competencies of: Courtesy, Respect, Co-operation and Responsibility. Even though we pride ourselves on the academic aspects of our school we still see a need to foster the development of: Self Esteem, Social Skills, Friendships, Fun and Acceptance.

Baxter Primary has one of the most comprehensive Outdoor Education Programs. With our dedicated parents & staff, the children in Years 3 -6 partake in a true camping experience at some excellent Victorian National Parks & seaside locations.

We enjoy our Sustainable Schools Program and have developed our programs in all areas of the school. We are currently developing our new sensory garden. Our Vegie gardens have been extremely successful as well!

In 2017 we continue to offer our children a stimulating and safe environment which caters for individual needs and encourages every child to strive for excellence in all they do.

 

‘Together We Achieve’

Every day is exciting at Baxter Primary School.

Principal
Andrew Forrest

Meet the Staff

Administration Staff

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest

Principal

 

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Business Manager

 

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

Admin Support

 

Classroom Teachers

Caroline McFaul

Caroline McFaul

Foundation/Preps

 

Lori Frowd

Lori Frowd

5/6 F

 

Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin

1/2 M

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

3/4 T and Middle School Co-ordinator

 

Rosalea Andrews

Rosalea Andrews

3/4 A

 

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

1/2 H and Junior School Co-ordinator

 

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

5/6 B and Senior School Co-ordinator

 

Specialists and Support Staff

Jodie Baxter

Jodie Baxter

PE

 

Victoria Freeman

Victoria Freeman

Music / LOTE

 

Rohan Beckett

Rohan Beckett

ICT

 

Julie Olver

Julie Olver

Integration Aide

 

Mellissa Kupsch

Mellissa Kupsch

Integration Aide

 

Jeanette Paulding

Jeanette Paulding

Integration Aide

 

Linda Street

Linda Street

Integration Aide

 

Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Integration Aide

 

Sonia Cann-Milland

Sonia Cann-Milland

Chaplain

 

School Hours

 

9:00am | Commencement

11:00 – 11:30 | Morning Recess

1:20 – 1:30 | Lunch eaten in class

1:30 – 2:15 | Lunch Break

3:15pm | Dismissal

Bus Times

 

Type Location Time
Morning Pick Up Sages Road 8.42am
Morning Pick Up Baxter Post Office 8.47am
Afternoon Pick Up Leaves School 3:22pm

Bus Service

Bus Service: Peninsula Bus Lines – A myki card is required to travel on the school bus.

Please visit myki.com.au or phone 136954 for further information.

School & kindergarten term dates | 2016 – 2020

Term 1: 27 January (school teachers start) to 24 March (as 25 March is public holiday) *

Term 2: 11 April to 24 June

Term 3: 11 July to 16 September

Term 4: 3 October to 20 December (Tuesday)

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

 

 

Term 1: 30 January (school teachers start) to 31 March *

Term 2: 18 April to 30 June

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 22 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 29 March *

Term 2: 16 April to 29 June

Term 3: 16 July to 21 September

Term 4: 8 October to 21 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 5 April *

Term 2: 23 April to 28 June

Term 3: 15 July to 20 September

Term 4: 7 October to 20 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 27 March *

Term 2: 14 April to 26 June

Term 3: 13 July to 18 September

Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Curriculum Days

During the year School Council approves 4 Pupil Free Curriculum Days to enable staff to undertake professional development.

On these days children do not attend school and you will be given ample warning so that you can make alternative arrangements.

Parents will be advised of the dates as soon as possible.

Uniform Shop

Peninsula Uniforms are available for purchase at the school on alternate Thursdays from 2:45 to 3:45 on the following dates:

Thursdays

  • 14th April
  • 28th April
  • 12th May
  • 26th May
  • 9th June
  • 23rd June

Hall For Hire

The Baxter Primary School Hall is available for hire on weeknights and weekends by community groups and associations.

The hall comes complete with a kitchen, PA system, toilets and is fully heated. Rental contracts may be discussed by calling during office hours on 5971 1391.

Public liability insurance is required by hirers.

Contact Info

Address:
Cnr Baxter-Tooradin Rd & Grant Rd,
Baxter, Vic, 3911

Phone: (03) 5971 1391
Fax: (03) 5971 4184.

Email: baxter.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Baxter Primary School

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