Before & After School Care
NEW IN 2018!
Baxter PS Playgroup
Here at Baxter Primary we are excited to have our very own playgroup at our school.
The aim of our Playgroup is to provide a welcoming, safe and fun play space for children to explore, learn and have fun! At each session there will be an opportunity for independent play and exploration, story time, snack time and music and movement.
It is also a great place for parents and grandparents to come, relax and meet other parents/grandparents from our community.
WHO: Parents and caregivers with children aged birth to school age
WHEN: Wednesday mornings 9:15–10:45am during the school term
WHERE: Our new Playgroup room on site
HOW: The session will be run by a fully qualified Education Support staff member. Parents and carers will be required to stay and join in the fun!
WHY: It is a great place for children to learn through playing, singing, art and craft, interacting with other children and having fun, all in a safe and happy community environment. It is also a great place for parents to come, relax and meet other parents from our community.
Contact the school for more details!
Along with the activities previously outlined the children also get the chance to visit either Fort Nepean or travel by ferry to Fort Queenscliff and learn about our recent history.
Our School Camp Program is very well resourced and fully self-sufficient. We rely on members of the school community to assist with the setting up and staffing of the camps and therefore, costs are kept to a minimum.
The Program aims to:
- Challenge children
- Promote resilience, initiative, self-reliance and responsibility
- Encourage relationship building, problem solving, respect and teamwork
- Endorse healthy lifestyle choices
‘Bounce into Baxter’ Foundation Transition Program
2019 Transition dates:
Tuesday 18th June – 9:15 – 10:15am
Tuesday 23rd July – 9:15 – 10:15am
Wednesday 7th August – 9:15 – 10:15am
Thursday 5th September – 11:30am – 1:30pm (to attend the Middle School Production)
Thursday 17th October – 9:15 – 10:45am
Wednesday 13th November – 9:15 – 10:45am
Tuesday 10th December – 9:15 – 10:45am
Please contact the school on 5971 1391 for further information.
Senior Transition Program
In most cases children will attend their neighbourhood school and are guaranteed a place there. Applications to schools are currently taking place and are due by the Friday 11th May. Although Year 7 placements will be determined by secondary schools, all communication regarding the transition process must be in writing and lodged through Baxter Primary School until the Year 7 placement is confirmed. Notification of your child’s Year 7 placement for 2019 will be confirmed on Wednesday 8 August 2018.
The Department of Education and Training (the Department) website contains comprehensive information on the transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
For information for parents, please see: education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/secondary/Pages/starting.aspx
For information for students, please see:
As part of the transition process students will participate in an orientation day. All government schools hold this orientation day on the same day – usually the second Tuesday of December. At the orientation day, your child will:
- tour the school
- meet teachers and ask questions
- find out about the dress code
- learn what they will be doing in their first year
- meet other students