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 two straight Foundation class, with a total enrolment of 165 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

Michelle Bremner

Michelle Bremner

Learning Specialist & 12D

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Business Manager

Jaclyn Emmett

Jaclyn Emmett

Administration

Classroom Teachers

Emily Ball

Emily Ball

Foundation B

Lori Frowd

Lori Frowd

Foundation F

Michelle Bremner

Michelle Bremner

12B

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor

12T

Jade Dahlstrom

Jade Dahlstrom

12D

Nick Shute

Nick Shute

34S

Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

56H

Tegan Williams

Tegan Williams

56M

Specialist Teachers & Support Staff

Jodie Baxter

Jodie Baxter

Physical Education

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas

LOTE

Emmi Kildea

Emmi Kildea

Education Support

Mellissa Kupsch

Mellissa Kupsch

Education Support

Julie Olver

Julie Olver

Education Support

Jeanette Paulding

Jeanette Paulding

Education Support

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

11:00am – 11:30am | Morning recess

1:20pm – 1:30pm | Lunch eaten in class

1:30pm – 2:15pm | 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

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.

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