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 multi-age classes and one straight Foundation class, with a total enrolment of 160 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 have also recently undergone a $2.5 million redevelopment of our Junior School.

Baxter Primary School is a caring community where students are encouraged to reach their full potential and become successful citizens. Parents are encouraged to play a significant role in the guidance of their children’s education together with our experienced, caring and nurturing staff.

Working together we aim to build a community of responsible and resilient learners who strive to achieve academically, creatively and socially. We value being kind, respectful, inclusive and encouraging of others.

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 learning in our quest to improve student learning outcomes. We operate as a Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Our school utilises the services of a part-time Chaplain to support our students and their families. Our Respectful Relationships Program and Buddy Program enhances our children’s sense of wellbeing and belonging.

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

We are proud to announce that our Baxter Playgroup will be resuming on Thursday mornings and we offer a Before and After School Care facility available Monday to Friday, including a school holiday program.

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

Principal
Nick Schneider

 

Meet the Staff

Administration Staff

Nick Schneider

Nick Schneider

Principal

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Business Manager

Jaclyn Emmett

Jaclyn Emmett

Admin Support

Classroom Teachers

Lori Frowd

Lori Frowd

Foundation F

Michelle Bremner

Michelle Bremner

Learning Specialist & F1BD

Jade Dahlstrom

Jade Dahlstrom

F1BD

Tyler Boots

Tyler Boots

12B

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

34H

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

34T

Caroline McFaul

Caroline McFaul

56M

Nick Shute

Nick Shute

56S

Specialists and Support Staff

Jodie Baxter

Jodie Baxter

Physical Education

Sue Warner

Sue Warner

Music & LOTE

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas

Visual & Performing Arts

Trudy Connellan

Trudy Connellan

Chaplain

Adele Churcher

Adele Churcher

Education Support Staff

Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead

Education Support Staff

Mellissa Kupsch

Mellissa Kupsch

Education Support Staff

Brooke Meagher

Brooke Meagher

Education Support Staff

Julie Olver

Julie Olver

Education Support Staff

Jeanette Paulding

Jeanette Paulding

Education Support Staff

Linda Tyler

Linda Tyler

Education Support Staff

Rohan Beckett

Rohan Beckett

ICT

Facilities

Baxter Primary School was established in 1890 and is situated in an attractive rural setting 3km south of the township of Baxter on the Western Port side of the Mornington Peninsula. The school is proud of its long history and service to the community. Baxter Primary School has had 3 locations and came to the current site on Grant Road in 1955.

It still has the main 1930’s school building incorporated into the current administration wing. A BER building was built in 2011 and is now known as our Senior Building. In 2020 a brand new building was constructed and has become our Junior Learning Centre (JLC). Our JLC is complemented by a fabulous undercover decked area, new student toilets and a colorful, outdoor amphitheater.  The existing variety of buildings are still in use as a LOTE (Indonesian) room, music room, science room, library and playgroup room. The facility also includes an indoor gym with an adjoining canteen.

We have large grounds with a football and soccer oval, junior and senior playground, basketball court, rebound wall and seated garden areas. Children at Baxter Primary School have many choices of sport and play time activities.

School Hours

9:00am | Commencement

10:00am | Fruit snack

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 | 2020

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.

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

Term 2: 19 April to 25 June

Term 3: 12 July to 17 September

Term 4: 4 October to 17 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. Students will commence on 28 January 2021.

Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 8 April *

Term 2: 26 April to 24 June

Term 3: 11 July to 16 September

Term 4: 3 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. Students will commence on 31 January 2022.

Term 1: 27 January (school teachers start) to 6 April *

Term 2: 24 April to 23 June

Term 3: 10 July to 15 September

Term 4: 2 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. Students will commence on 30 January 2023.

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.

Enrolment & School Tours

Prep Enrolments for 2021

Come along to Baxter Primary School for a personal school tour with our Principal, Mr Nick Schneider.  Virtual tours can be organised at any time, with onsite tours hopefully recommencing in
Term 4.

Please contact the school office at any time to make an appointment.

Phone 5971 1391

Information and enrolment forms will be available at the time of the tour.

Here at Baxter Primary School you can also find:

  • Before and After School Care
  • Baxter Primary School Playgroup
  • Breakfast Club (all families welcome)

Under the Placement Policy, schools are required to prioritise enrolment for students living in the school zone. This has not changed and the Department always seeks to ensure the policy is applied consistently across the state.

Information regarding school zones can be found through the below website:

https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/

Parents who wish to send their children to schools located outside their school zone still have this choice. However, students enrolling at a school from within the school zone, will have first priority. This is consistent with current policy.

Baxter Primary School is happy to consider all applications, based on individual need.

Baxter Primary School
Grant Road
BAXTER VIC 3911

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