Our schools mission is to prepare young people to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community.
At Ballan Primary School we offer an attractive, safe and welcoming learning environment for all students. Building positive relationships with our families is at the centre of all our work.
Our goal is to create an environment that recognises the unique stages of development and provides appropriate child-centred experiences based on the Victorian Curriculum. When developing programs, our teachers take into account the whole child and their individual learning needs. Literacy and numeracy are our key foci, while also placing high importance on other areas of the curriculum such as Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Instrumental Music, Science, Physical Education and Japanese.
Our dedicated teaching team engages children in stimulating and meaningful learning while always promoting the social and emotional development of each child. All classes provide an environment that reflects the children's needs and interests, while promoting individual student voice, choice and contentedness.
We value positive partnerships with parents, students and staff, providing many opportunities for parents to become involved in the school community, including participation on school council, as classroom helpers or on our very active parents and friends group.
Our school provides learning for the 21st century and all classrooms are equipped with up to date technology including Interactive White Boards, Laptops, and iPads.
Highest quality teaching is a critical component of our school’s Strategic Plan and this is reflected in staff undertaking continuous professional learning to enhance their skills. All teachers plan together in professional learning teams to ensure both consistency of approach and expectations. We are currently working towards becoming a Professional Learning Community.
At Ballan Primary School there is a best practice and consistent approach to student behaviour and management. Students are expected to take responsibility for their behaviour as well as being explicitly taught social and emotional learning through Program Achieve. We are proud to be an accredited Kids Matter school.