BEPS Vision and Values
As a part of our strategic plan, the Vision and Values statements have been developed in partnership with teaching staff, parents, students and the school council.
Download: School Strategic Plan 2013-16
To create confident, passionate and curious learners who are highly literate and numerate, have high expectations and are engaged in their community.
Empathy – understanding and identifying with members of our diverse community and treating them with compassion and respect
Friendship – building strong, positive and supportive relationships
Creativity – encouraging inventive, imaginative and original thinking and expression
Resilience – developing adaptability, optimism and strength of character to cope with life’s challenges
Wonder – inspiring a sense of awe, fascination and curiosity in the ways we can explore our world
Some History of our School
The beautiful old double-brick buildings at Brunswick East Primary make up the original school established in 1893 after much lobbying by the local community of the day. Previously local children had to walk to Moreland to attend school. In 1922 the older buildings were refurbished and more modern additions were built in the early 1970s – a hall, library and open plan classrooms developed around a central paved courtyard. The school was refurbished in 1997 following the merger with Brunswick Primary School. The Honour Board from Brunswick takes pride of place in a hallway near our staffroom. Our most recent renovation with Australian Government BER funding has seen extensive improvements to our main building.
Brunswick East PS has a rich heritage. In fact, at one point, it was a Central School catering for students from Prep to Yr 8 and for many years was a valued training school for rural teachers. To model what it would be like to teach in a rural school some of our single classrooms had students from Prep to Grade 6.
Our location within the inner suburbs of Melbourne ensures access to many community assets, including CERES (the Centre for Education, Research and Environmental Strategies), the Merri Creek which flows into the Yarra River, Triple R radio station, several local parks, and the Aboriginal Retirement Village.
The Public Records Office holds some terrific photos of BEPS and its classrooms going back in history!
Order the book chronicaling a detailed history of BEPS: Playing The Game: 120 Years of Brunswick East Primary School – Download the Order Form here.