Welcome to Beaufort Primary School
Over its more than one hundred and fifty years of educating the young people of Beaufort and District, Beaufort Primary School has seen many changes, from its early start in 1864 in tents on the goldfields of Fiery Creek just out of the current township of Beaufort, to the bluestone and brick school in Hill Street and eventually, to the modern building on the Secondary College site to which the school moved in March 2014.
In that time there have been many changes in approaches to teaching and learning as society has changed over the years. We believe we have a responsibility to prepare our students with the skills, confidence and flexibility of thought that will enable them to embrace change and achieve success in an increasingly complex world.
We aim to develop in our students:
Beaufort Primary School is committed to a developmental approach to teaching and learning through student engagement in investigations and inquiry learning alongside explicit teaching in the areas of literacy and numeracy. We also have a responsibility to ensure that our students are discerning and responsible users of technology, fully aware of the possibilities and dangers of internet use and skilful in critically evaluating the programs and information so readily available.
Specialist classes in the Arts, Physical Education and LOTE Japanese are provided to complement class programs.
A range of support and enrichment programs are offered to enhance learning opportunities for students, including Reading Recovery, Special Assistance, Swimming, Athletics, team sports, camps, excursions and cultural performances.
We have introduced school wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) in which teachers are committed to explicitly teaching the skills necessary for positive inter-personal relationships, based on our valiues of
RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and SAFETY
All staff members demonstrate a strong commitment to professional learning and are continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure high quality teaching occurs in every classroom. Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning teams, meeting regularly to plan curriculum, share knowledge and reflect on teaching practices.
Parents and teachers are seen as partners in promoting children’s learning, with parents welcome and encouraged to take part in a range of school activities.
Now co-located with the Beaufort Early Learning Centre and the Secondary College on the same site, we have have the opportunity to work with our colleagues for high quality, seamless educational provision, catering to the needs of the young people of Beaufort and District from early childhood to adulthood.