Education - Primary Schools, Secondary College, Childcare & Kindergarten
Beechworth Community Childcare Centre
Beechworth's ONLY Accredited Childcare Centre offering quality professional care Monday to Friday in a new purpose built centre with large shady play areas in the grounds of May Day Hills.
We are proud to announce we have been 'Assessed and Rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards'.
Beechworth Primary School
Beechworth Primary School, built in 1875, consists of a central heritage building classified by the National Trust, with the addition of relocatable rooms. The school is centrally located in the historic gold mining town of Beechworth, North East Victoria.
The school has a current enrolment of 185 students. The students are drawn from the town and the surrounding rural area. Eight classes operate and these are mainly composite, spanning two years, in structure.
The school uses a range of teaching and learning strategies to ensure that we effectively engage our students in their learning. We have a Learning to Learn program during the first term of each year to help empower our students with strategies to become effective and motivated students. We have an excellent academic, social, emotional and physical record of program delivery for our families and students.
BeechworthPrimary School, purpose is to be a friendly, flexible, learning community where all members are valued.
We strive for:
- Learning as an adventurous life-long pursuit
- The self-confidence to explore individuality, potential and diversityWorking as a team to build resilience and high self-esteem and share the joys and frustrations of learning.
- Getting Along: tolerance, courtesy, friendliness, co-operation, team work.
- Persistence: enthusiasm, courage, determination, giving effort.
- Organisation: orderliness, time management, responsibility, independence.
- Confidence: assertiveness, positivity, self-worth, have-a-go.
- Resilience: flexibility, looking forward, self-discipline, coping, humour.
- Integrity: commitment, honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty.
Wooragee Primary School
Wooragee Primary School is situated in North East Victoria between Beechworth and Wodonga within an attractive rural setting which will celebrate 150 years of education in 2012.
Currently there are 24 primary age students. Staff include: the Principal and Classroom Teacher supported by an Office Manager and an Integration Aide. Wooragee is a training school for Education Undergraduates who support student learning whilst undertaking their practical training. The curriculum is enhanced through visiting specialist programs of MACC (Art) and MARC (Library) and the school is supported by a talented IT technician.
All students have a lap top computer and parents of students in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to rent their child’s lap top so it can go home and be used each night. We have numerous extra curricula activities such as weekly Musikids Program and bi-weekly and Gecko Program (building students’ strength, flexibility and fitness). The school is renowned for its environmental programs which are often linked to Junior Landcare activities and has won many awards.
Which involves students undertaking a real life integrated curriculum and working weekly with Garden & Kitchen Specialists, community members and volunteers to Grow, Harvest, Cook and Share food. Our dedicated student kitchen and dining room and our 21st Century school building are due for completion by the end of Term 3 and Term 4 respectively. Parents and community members are very supportive and involved in every aspect of the school which contributes to the advantages and special qualities that exist in the life of a small rural school …… small school……. BIG OPPORTUNITIES!.
The school's vision is that: 'Students will thrive at Wooragee Primary School'.
The school's purpose is: 'To create unique learning opportunities in a thriving school community built around self, ownership and interconnection.
As a community the school is determined to have a school culture where:
We believe in a sense of self where individuals are:
- Self-motivated, adaptable, confident.
- Clear, critical and creative thinkers.
- Independent and self-disciplined.
We believe in a sense of ownership where individuals:
- Believe in respect, responsibility and equity.
- Care for our environment.
- Understand our community role and contribution.
- act selflessly and co-operatively.
We believe in a sense of interconnection where individuals:
- Explore the opportunities presented by extension to educational programs.
- Maintain a global perspective.
St Joseph's Primary School
St Joseph's is a Catholic Primary School catering for prep through to grade six. St Joseph's was established in 1857, and today provides an excellent education for the 21st century. St Joseph's is committed to providing an experience for children that is caring and nurturing to all and delivering a curriculum that is creative and innovative.
St Joseph's provides specialist teachers in visual arts, physical education, Italian and music. Literacy and mathematics are a high priority and other subjects are taught in an integrated approach using the inquiry method. Dedicated staff, excellent and recently refurbished grounds and facilities and parent involvement combine to offer valuable and rewarding learning opportunities.
Our doors are open to all who seek a strong education in values, respect and dignity for all.
Beechworth Montessori School and Early Learning Centre
What is 'Montessori' at Beechworth? Simply stated, Montessori is a different approach to teaching and learning. The name comes from Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor who dedicated her life to working with young children, and studying how they learn naturally.
Around the world, educators have seen the potential for her approach, and have beendeveloping and refining it ever since. The keystone to Montessori is fostering a love of learning – using a child’s innate passion for learning, they are given opportunities to engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult.
All of our teachers are dual qualified – in addition to their normal teacher qualifications, they possess post graduate qualifications in Montessori education. Most class rooms also have full-time teaching assistants, which means excellent staff to student ratios and is something which distinguishes our school from many other primary school settings.
By design, each class has a 3 year range of ages, and uses very specific equipment and materials across all areas of the curriculum,everything from geometry to botany. Typically, teachers present lessons to a child or children in small groups, who then use the materials to achieve a level of mastery.
Within guidelines, children have more choice in their learning than is generally seen
within a conventional classroom. They cover all areas of a normal curriculum – the difference is that they have more flexibility in how this is done. They also have more scope to extend in areas of their interest.
This is not to say that a Montessori environment is unstructured – in fact there is a strong focus on social and physical order. Rooms are designed to be beautifully presented and maintained, and are generally characterised by low noise levels. Respect for self, others and the environment is an underlying theme which guides everything about Montessori learning. Peaceful conflict resolution is another approach that is used throughout the organisation.
Since 2011, the Montessori National Curriculum has been recognised as an alternative national curriculum framework – which means it has been acknowledged by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as delivering comparable educational outcomes for students to those based on the Australian National Curriculum.
Our mission is to provide a creative, stimulating environment where children are encouraged to reach their maximum potential through a combination of child and teacher directed experiences.
Beechworth Secondary College
Beechworth Secondary College is a small secondary school of around 250 students set in spacious 4 hectare grounds in Victoria's most historic and best preserved gold rush town.
Our mission is to take advantage of our small size and location by becoming a “big little” school that provides a rigorous, well balanced education which enables all students to develop to their full potential. Commencing in 2015, we will offer an Adolescent Montessori program at Years 7 to 9 as one of our educational pathways available to students. This will run in parallel with our normal programs.
Our extensive range of programs provide the opportunity for students to leave school with the personal skills necessary to continue learning and growing throughout their adult lives. We emphasise the importance of students being independent and responsible.
Please visit our website www.bworthsc.vic.edu.au for comprehensive information about Beechworth Secondary College.