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Welcome from the Principal

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Welcome to Big Hill PS!

 

With natural and unique bushland surrounding much of the school, Big Hill is perfectly situated to enjoy the best nature has to offer as well as being conveniently located in the southern fringe of Bendigo close to major shopping centres and transport hubs. At Big Hill Primary School, we’re so close to nature, we even have a nature trail adjoining the school where the environment has been protected due to the inhabitancy of the rare and protected Eltham Copper Butterfly. With the environment at our doorstep, we endeavour to ensure our use of energy and water are sustainable and that our students are doing the best they can for the world they will inherit.

As the school in a growth area, but still close to established housing in Kangaroo Flat, Big Hill attracts students with a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, making for an interesting and dynamic mix of students and families. We are financially supported by a very hard working Parents and Friends group and lead by a rigorous and ambitious school council who ensure Big Hill is always looking forward and evolving, whilst operating within The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) expectations.

Literacy and Numeracy are fundamental skills all children require and therefore at the core of the majority of work we do at Big Hill. We have a long history of educating children with high literacy and numeracy skills and still strive for this today. Other curriculum areas that are features of our school include Visual and Performing Arts, with yearly school productions, participation in the Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod, instrumental music tuition at school and the creation of amazing works of art just part of how we value The Arts. Did you know? Children who study the arts in depth are far more likely to achieve in the areas of literacy and numeracy?

The welfare of a child is of prime importance to us and we take the wellbeing of every student very seriously. Behaviour of students at Big Hill is commendable, with the focus being on positive behaviours and the modelling of such to our students. Whenever there are issues or concerns with the development or wellbeing of a child, our school is supported by a dedicated and supportive School Chaplain, as well as support from a speech therapist, social worker and psychologist to ensure all children get the support they require. We also have several students on the Program for Students With Disabilities and Impairments, who are successfully integrated across the school in an inclusive manner.

Other features of the school include a handy multi-purpose room, a school canteen that operates two days a week, instrumental teachers of guitar, violin, keyboard, clarinet and flute,  junior and middle/senior playgrounds, a 50m long synthetic turf oval, registered before and after school care (OSC), veggies and chooks, a large outdoor undercover area, fenced basketball court, rebound balls, lockable bike shed for security and much more!

 

Big Hill PS….a school that’s big in all the right ways!

 

Matt Pearce

Principal

 

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Upcoming Events

Diary
Monday, 19th November Rescheduled Year 5/6 T20 Carnival – selected students only
Tuesday, 20th November First Prep Transition visit 9:30am – 11:00am
Thursday, 22nd November Father/Parent Evening for Year 5/6 students 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the multipurpose room
Mother/Parent Evening for Year 5/6 students 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the library
Year 6 Graduation – return expression of interest & numbers attending form due at office
Friday, 23rd November Year 5/6 2019 Camp Second instalment of $70 due
Senior Unit Bricks for Kids Incursion
Second Hand Uniform Shop 3:00pm – 3:30pm in the multipurpose room – all items $2
Monday, 26th November Payment of $55 due for Middle Unit Swimming
Tuesday, 27th November Prep Transition Literacy/Numeracy Evening 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday, 30th November Second Hand Uniform Shop 3:00pm – 3:30pm in the multipurpose room – all items $2
Monday, 3rd December Middle Unit Swimming Program commences
Tuesday, 4th December Second Prep Transition visit 10:00am – 12:15pm
Thursday 6th December Student Voice fundraiser for Rural Aid – gold coin donation requested for Rural Aid
Friday, 7th December Second Hand Uniform Shop 3:00pm – 3:30pm in the multipurpose room – all items $2
Tuesday, 11th December Whole School Transition Day (Preps 10:00am – 12:15pm, with a school/OSHC tour at 10:00am)
Wednesday, 12th December Orders due by 10:00am for Pizza Day – no late orders can be accepted
Friday, 14th December PIZZA DAY and last canteen day for 2018
LAST Second Hand Uniform Shop 3:00pm – 3:30pm in the multipurpose room – all items $2
Monday, 17th December Year 6 Graduation – ceremony & disco – expression of interest & numbers attending form enclosed
Thursday, 20th December Senior Unit Breakup – more information to follow
Friday, 21st December LAST DAY FOR 2018 – early dismissal 1:30pm

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Friday 23rd of March

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