Enrolments at Beaconsfield Upper Primary School
At Beaconsfield Upper PS, we focus on personalised learning as part of our teaching and learning philosophy. We promote a strong partnership between students and teachers, to achieve optimal cognitive, emotional and social competencies. School features include:
- A Safe, Caring and Friendly Environment
- Personalised Learning, Inquiry based learning
- Average class size is 21
- Excellent facilities and open spaces
- Garden to kitchen program
- Before and After School Care Program
- All specialist subjects offered
- Gifted Program
- An active student leadership team
- Instrumental music lessons available
- Every child is given every opportunity to succeed
To enrol at the school please click on the following link to the Enrolment Form, print it out and fill it in.
Please bring the completed Enrolment Form along with your child’s birth certificate an immunisation certificate to the school office during school hours.
Come and see our school in operation. School tours are conducted each Wednesday at 9.15 am. Please ring the office on 5944 3591 to organise a date that suits you.
Starting school is a rather exciting occasion for the child and the parents. Our extensive transition program prepares the family to deal with the changes that are inevitable, especially the move from the limited environment of the kindergarten to that of a school with many more kids in the yard, more opportunities, more adults around them, wider programs and greater expectations of responsibility.
The program enhances the child’s confidence already developed by the parents, kindergarten and the community. Consultation with the child’s preschool teacher will assist parents when making decisions about school readiness. You will be given information about opportunities for parental involvement early in the Prep year
When can my child start school?
To enrol in a Victorian government school, children must be at least five years of age by the 30th of April in the year they start school.
Going to school
Starting school is part of a child’s life time development. From the ages of 5 to 12, children will progress from being dependent on others to being independent and more likely to work collaboratively with others on projects. Making decisions and taking responsibility for their actions are key trait developments during their primary school years.
Our information and Prep Orientation Program will assist you and your child make a smooth and happy transition to school life at BUPS.
How do I enrol my child at school?
You are required by the Department to complete an Enrolment Form and with it present documents such as a birth certificate and an immunisation certificate to the enrolment officer at the school office before the 31st June.
Before the first day at school
For the child to feel comfortable and familiar with the school, visit the school and allow your child to play in the yard, on the play equipment, pointing out to them the location of their classroom, the toilets and the office. Agree to a set meeting place for when the parents get lost, eg the pine tree.
Establish bedtime routine – ensure your child gets enough sleep. Set aside a quiet time before sleep when you can provide your child with your undivided attention. Encourage your child to dress themselves - choose easy fasteners where possible. Ensure your child can manage the toilet routine. Practise eating playlunch and lunch – opening lunchboxes and bottles, unwrapping food. · Read the information provided at information sessions and in the Prep Information Booklet.