Steiner and Mainstream Education

Two streams one river

History

Basket Range Primary School has been at the heart of its community since it was founded in 1885. It’s first Headteacher was a Michael McDonough who began with just nine students and taught and lived in the beautiful building which is our main school building. The children learn about and are proud of the local history, which they feel connected to through stories passed on to them by local elders and residents in our history enquiry projects.

Our outdoor spaces play a large role in the children’s learning. All of our students learn about and are involved in environmental, design and building projects and learn to sustain and maintain the natural environment. These lessons develop in the children a strong sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.

With small classes our very experienced and dedicated teachers have the opportunity to give each student individual attention. Our philosophy is to educate the ‘whole child’ in all their capacities; physical, emotional and intellectual. Every student is encouraged and supported to fully participate in all learning experiences to develop a balanced growth.

Our school is proud of its outstanding sense of community where students, staff, parents and community members work co-operatively and with mutual respect. Together we research and review new and relevant learning methodologies and models to bring the best opportunities and choices to our community and to our students.

In 2017 our school will continue its proud history in education and celebrate a new beginning as a dual stream school delivering both Mainstream and Steiner Education.

“If you would like to know more about our dual stream school and OSHC please ring and make a time to meet with me. I would love the opportunity to talk to you about how special our school is and the amazing opportunities that we can offer your child.”

Important Information

Our parent run playgroup has started again this year. Playgroup is not exclusive to BPRS families - everyone is welcome. The group provides a wonderful opportunity to catch up with other parents and children and is held on the Basket Range Primary school grounds in the nature play spaces, forest and next to the cubby.

Wet weather options are the soon to be heated undercover area or a small room in the main building near reception.

The next playgroup will be on Monday 17th February straight after drop off. Please bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. Tea and Coffee is provided.

Playgroup runs on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of the month.

Upcoming dates:
Monday 17/2
Wednesday 4/3
Monday 16/3

If you have any questions please contact Katie Lenon on 0422 281 921”
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Do any of our school families or community know who owns a black dog with a white mark on it’s chest, medium size dog, breed unknown.
The dog seemed timid and ran away when we were trying to check if it had a disc, does have a collar though. Is not either of the black dogs that live close to school.

If the community can help us to track the owner as we’d like their contact details to save us calling the council when it next visits the school... 8390 3466. Thank you!
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