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Welcome to Ballarat North Primary School

Ballarat North Primary School is situated in the northern part of Ballarat and has a fluctuating enrolment of around 390. The school is set on a substantial site with attractive grounds and excellent facilities including a Multipurpose Centre comprising a gymnasium and Visual Arts facility. Practices reflect the school’s core values of care, respect, excellence and community.

The school is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning to maximise the learning growth for all students. A comprehensive curriculum is offered throughout the school with a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Specialist lessons in Visual Arts, Japanese, Physical Education and Performing Arts are provided to complement class programs. The use of ICT is incorporated across the curriculum, all classrooms being resourced with interactive whiteboards, iPads and laptop computers.
Student engagement in learning is given high priority, with formative assessment used by teachers to inform their instruction and maintain a curriculum which caters to student needs.

A range of support and enrichment programs are offered to further enhance learning opportunities for students, including Reading Recovery, swimming, athletics, team sports, camps, CLUBS, excursions, multi-age TEAMs, Better Buddies, cultural performances, choir, a biennial school concert and private music lessons. A comprehensive special needs program provides intervention and additional assistance for identified students.

A culture of collaboration and reflective practice has been developed, supported by high expectations for all members of the school community. All staff demonstrate a strong commitment to professional learning which is an integral part of the school’s ongoing focus on continuous improvement. Teachers work together in Professional Learning Teams (PLTs), meeting regularly to plan, reflect and engage in professional learning.

The school highly values the development of strong home-school partnerships and actively encourages family involvement. Priority is given to ensuring a supportive culture with open two-way communication promoted at all times. The recognition and celebration of effort and achievement within the school community, helps to foster a positive, engaging learning environment.