Literate, Numerate, Curious

Brunswick East Primary School (BEPS) is a government primary school in the community of Brunswick, an inner suburb of Melbourne, with around 400 students. We have a long and proud history and a progressive vision for our students growing up in 21st Century Australia. BEPS emphasises a developmental approach to learning, with high expectations for all, in a safe learning environment.

At BEPS 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 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.

Brunswick East Primary School respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country, on which BEPS is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respect to the Elders and ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.
We hope that through our action and ongoing learning, we are able to critically reflect on and develop our ability to be more responsive to the knowledge, skills, and cultural identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.