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.