Bacchus Marsh Primary School

BMPS - Our SchoolWelcome to Bacchus Marsh Primary School

Bacchus Marsh Primary School is a school with a proud history. It is also acknowledged as a high performing school with a strong emphasis on supporting students to achieve their potential.

Bacchus Marsh Primary School is Victoria's oldest and first operating State School. The original school was situated in the Avenue of Honour in 1850 and has been on its present site since 1865. The year 2000 saw Bacchus Marsh Primary School celebrate 150 years of state education. The school is situated in a semi-rural community within commuting distance from the nearest major city, Melbourne. The Primary School, as we are known, is the largest primary school in the Moorabool Shire.

Bacchus Marsh Primary School is committed to providing high quality, relevant and rigorous education for all our students so that they become empowered members of an enterprising and cohesive society. We operate within a strong framework of values and behaviours based on respect, kindness, learning, teamwork and integrity.

We are proud of our strong learning culture and the atmosphere is collegiate, supportive and friendly, where education is a fun, enjoyable experience.

Our broad curriculum aims to develop in students an ability to maximise their potential in all areas of development.Through our emphasis on Thinking Skills we encourage our students to function independently and cooperatively within the community. Dedicated staff adopt a flexible approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on integrated curriculum/thinking curriculum.

We have caring and committed staff, who bring a variety of skills, interests and experience to enhance the programs of Bacchus Marsh Primary School. There is strong commitment to the development of the whole child. We are sensitive to individual student abilities and circumstances and our supportive environment encourages students to be enthusiastic learners.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of programs that not only support their classroom programs, but also allow them to have an enriched experience throughout their years at our school.Our students have access to a range of specialist programs. These include Art, Science, P.E., Sport, Kitchen Garden and Music.

Children from Prep to Year 6 learn Mandarin Chinese and we have a sister school relationship with a school in Nanjing, China.

Learning Technologies are an integral part of the classroom program. We use netbooks, PC's, Ipads and all classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards.

The school provides Reading Recovery for students requiring additional assistance. Our key curriculum emphasis is on the development of competence and confidence in literacy and numeracy, with the Early Years and Middle Years literacy and numeracy approaches major initiatives. A quality integration program operates at the school. The school is supported by Student Services personnel.

All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities including intensive swimming programs, camps and excursions, instrumental music, the Grade six musical production, sports teams and gifted and talented programs. After and Before School Care is based at our school in a purpose designed room. We also operate a holiday program.

Bacchus Marsh Primary School encourages students to respond to high expectations, to work effectively with others, and acknowledges that students learn best when they have confidence in their own abilities and a sense of personal worth. Our school community is committed to the values of Respect, Kindness, Learning, Teamwork and Integrity, and our vision for BMPS is to develop self-sustaining lifelong learners in a recognised centre of educational excellence.

Child and Maternal Health services operate from our school and we provide a weekly Playgroup.