Our School

From the Principal

 

Baxter Primary is a vibrant, community based school established in 1890 and situated 3km from the township of Baxter. Currently we consist of 7 straight classes from Foundation to Year 6, with a total enrolment of 144 students.

The school is proud of its long history and service to the community. Baxter Primary School has beautiful surroundings with large spacious outdoor areas. These include two grassed sports fields, senior and junior playgrounds, a basketball court, vegetable garden, sensory maze and a multi- functional outdoor space. These areas encourage learning through play and promote high levels of movement and exercise for good physical and mental wellbeing.

We aim for the children at our school to grow and develop as unique and important individuals with a strong sense of self-worth, confidence and respect for other members of the community.

Our motto “Together We Achieve” is indicative of the strong community environment we aim to create here at Baxter. Parents are encouraged to play a significant role in the guidance of their children’s education together with our experienced, caring and nurturing staff.

Baxter Primary School have an open door policy where parents, students and staff are encouraged to build respectful relationships with each other. The school provides a comprehensive curriculum for all students from Foundation to Year 6 in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, Technology, Science, Humanities, Indonesian, The Arts, Health and Physical Education.

Our teachers plan in teams with a focus on improving student learning at their point of need. We use student data to personalise their learning in our quest to improve student learning outcomes.

Our school utilises the support of DET Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Social Workers together with our own part-time Chaplain to enable students to reach their full potential. Our Kids Matter Program and Buddy Program enhances our children’s sense of wellbeing and belonging.

Other enrichment programs and extracurricular activities include: Instrumental music, environmental activities and a wide range of sporting activities. The Baxter Buddies basketball teams operates from the school.

We are proud to announce the introduction of a Baxter Playgroup operating on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and a Before and After School Care facility available Monday to Friday.

For a personal tour or further information please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 5971 1391 or via email at baxter.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au.

 

Acting Principal
Nick Schneider

Meet the Staff

Administration Staff

Nick Schneider

Nick Schneider

Acting Principal

 

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Business Manager

 

Classroom Teachers

Caroline McFaul

Caroline McFaul

Foundation & Junior School Coordinator

 

Hannah Bolwell

Hannah Bolwell

1B

 

Lori Frowd

Lori Frowd

2F

 

Rosalea Andrews

Rosalea Andrews

3A

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

4T & Middle School Coordinator

 

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

5H

 

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

6B & Senior School Coordinator

 

Specialists and Support Staff

Jodie Baxter

Jodie Baxter

PE

 

Victoria Freeman

Victoria Freeman

Music / LOTE

 

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas

Visual & Performing Arts

 

Rohan Beckett

Rohan Beckett

ICT

 

Julie Olver

Julie Olver

Education Support Staff

 

Mellissa Kupsch

Mellissa Kupsch

Education Support Staff

 

Jeanette Paulding

Jeanette Paulding

Education Support Staff

 

Linda Street

Linda Street

Education Support Staff

 

Jaclyn Emmett

Jaclyn Emmett

Education Support Staff

 

Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Education Support Staff

 

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 | 2018 – 2020

 

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

  • 3rd May
  • 17th May
  • 31st May
  • 14th June
  • 28th 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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