If you have ever visited our school, you will know that there is something delightfully special about it from the moment you walk through the gates. No matter what time of day or what day of the week, you will find a welcoming and vibrant community where our students are happy and engaged in one space or another or simply playing together in the yard.
We pride ourselves on promoting an unrelenting focus on building positive and caring relationships and central to all our work is student wellbeing.
Strongly supported by the school and Italian communities is the incremental implementation of an Italian bilingual Program for students from years Foundation to Grade 6.
Our curriculum caters for the whole child and our approach, research-based and educationally sound. We are welcoming to all, inclusive and celebrate diversity. Our practices encourage openness and innovation; we welcome new ideas and fresh perspectives.
We actively seek ways to enhance student learning by partnering with families and we encourage community involvement. It’s a rare day that you won’t find parents volunteering at the school. They may be helping in the classroom, gardening, cooking with our students, making costumes, having an official committee meeting or just catching up in the staffroom.
Our 2015 – 17 Strategic Plan, Vision, Purpose, Mission and Values reflect a climate of trust and a passion for the welfare of the students and their learning.
Our logo is based on the delightful toy of childhood, the kaleidoscope.
It symbolises both the wonders of childhood and our school.
Elements from our historical building have been used in creating the symbol, allowing us to honour our past as we prepare our students for the realities of today and the unknowns of tomorrow.
The star at the centre represents BSPS students. They move from this star as white triangles, through the ever-shifting shapes and patterns of the kaleidoscope. All the while their growth is nurtured and cared for by our staff, portrayed as the petals of the flowerlike quatrefoil, as taken from the architectural motif on our main building.
The octagon, the shape of our chimneys, is the outermost shape through which the student is guided, moving out into the wider community and beyond. This shape represents the whole school community, remaining ever constant and supportive throughout our students’ journey.
Our signature colour – pink – is inspiring and comforting; suggesting hope
for the future. Bringing together the power of red and the purity of white,
it is intuitive and insightful, and suggests empathy and sensitivity.
Pink represents the innocence of the child in all of us.
It is my great pleasure to be the Principal of BSPS as it is the best job in the world.
Sheryl Hall – Principal