BEPS is a state school in the community of Brunswick East, an inner suburb of Melbourne, with around 470 students. We have a long and proud history and a progressive vision for our students growing up in the 21st Century. Brunswick East PS emphasises a developmental approach to learning, with high expectations for all, in a safe learning environment.
We value philosophical inquiry and a sense of curiosity. Children and teachers work together as communities of learners. In fact, our class organisation is based around the idea of multi-aged, flexible Learning Communities.
Our curriculum is differentiated in order to enable personalised learning – we do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to education. While literacy and numeracy are emphasised in line with the new Victorian Curriculum, so are the broader goals of personal and social responsibility, creativity, collaboration and multi-modal communication. Teachers discuss these goals in their professional learning and team meetings, using a range of documents such as the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.
A culture of inquiry and deep thinking is central to our educational methodology. At BEPS, we believe that keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility and as such, we have policies in place to support this.
An excerpt from our Strategic Plan 2013 – 2016 end of cycle peer review is available here.
Each of our Learning Communities maintains an informative blog. Have a look today!
Answering kids questions about marriage equality
by Janet Di Pilla on September 1, 2017 at 8:11 am
Recently I have been asked if I could write a blog about how to answer kids’ questions about marriage equality. In many ways the answer to this question is simple and is applicable for any […]
Annual Report for 2016
by Janet Di Pilla on July 31, 2017 at 7:08 am
This is a summary of the Annual Report for Brunswick East Primary School for 2016 and compares the results with the preceding two years. For the full report please go to Annual Report to Parents […]
by Janet Di Pilla on April 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm
How does Curiosita work? Let’s start by explaining what Curiosita is. It is the professional learning team at BEPS, which is made up of the Physical Education, Art, Music and Italian teachers. […]
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