Literate, Numerate and Curious

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.

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The BEPS Conversation

Janet’s Blog

  • Multi-age Learning
    by Janet Di Pilla on February 17, 2017 at 12:44 am

    A simple and brief History Multi-age classes began with the introduction of formalised schools in the form of one room – one teacher schools. These one room schools practiced individualised […]

  • 2017 Has Begun
    by Janet Di Pilla on February 10, 2017 at 1:45 am

    For my first blog post I would like to start with just some general observations about the start of the year and student leadership opportunities which have been expanded considerably this year. The […]

  • Welcome
    by Janet Di Pilla on February 7, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Today starts a new phase in my attempt to communicate to you, the parents and guardians of BEPS students, and to those who wish to know more about BEPS. Through this blog I will try to keep you […]

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