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School Profile

Bethanga Primary School was established in 1877 and is located 30 kilometres from Wodonga. We have 32 students enrolled from foundation to year 6 and 4 staff members.

Our school is nestled in a rural area, and we are surrounded by a supportive community. Most students that attend our school live locally in Bethanga or Bellbridge. The majority of our students travel to school by bus, those able to walk. Students come from backgrounds that are predominantly English speaking and occupationally diverse. Bethanga Primary School has developed close ties to the local community, and enjoys support from the local shop, Men’s shed and Landcare group.

The school community of Bethanga Primary School is committed to nurturing the individual strengths of students, thus enhancing their willingness to learn. The three-way partnership between students, parents and teachers is valued and encouraged as an integral part of the total learning process.

We strive to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that empowers students to reach their personal best, academically, emotionally and socially.

Our Mission 

Bethanga Primary School’s mission is to provide all students from Bethanga, Bellbridge and beyond with an inspiring and responsive curriculum to promote thinking and encourage curiosity. We nurture individual talents and needs in our setting underpinned by high expectations, quality opportunities and caring personalised attention in order for our children to reach their full academic and social potential.

Our Values

Rapport is a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well. At Bethanga Primary School, we use the acronym ‘RAPPORT’ to remind us of our values.

Respect            for ourselves, others, property and the environment

Acceptance      to treat others the way we wish to be treated

Persistence     we “hang in,” when challenged

Pride                in our self, school and community

Optimism         being hopeful and having a “glass half full” perspective

Resilience         positive self-talk and actions assist us to bounce back from setbacks

Truth               we self-umpire, we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do

 

Being a part of the community extending beyond Bethanga Primary School is important to us. We are part of a small, rural community. Our school ensures that it has a positive physical presence in the community and engagement in community events to promote our school and build connections with families and locals.

 

Connections

The three-way partnership between students, parents and teachers is valued and encouraged as an integral part of the total learning process. Underpinned by this partnership we strongly develop and promote essential skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Interpersonal relationships.  It is our belief that these are fundamental life skills which are core to the development of active, engaged citizens of the future.

At Bethanga Primary School we aim to have:

 

Students who:

  • Accept responsibility for their own learning
  • Possess a positive self-image
  • Can acknowledge, value and celebrate their own learning and that of their peers
  • Are willing to take risks in their learning
  • Can transfer and associate their learning to everyday life.
  • Strive to do their best and be their best at all times
  • Respect themselves and each other
  • Are inclusive of others and their opinions
  • Are honest to themselves and others

Parents and the School Community who:

  • Foster mutual respect and trust between parents and the school
  • Are actively involved in a positive partnership with the school in achieving a safe and productive learning environment for all students
  • Recognise the importance of the school as a keystone for the life education of its community
  • Encourages and values the participation of community members in educational programs at the school
  • Are ambassadors for our school always striving to promote it in a positive light.

Teachers who:

  • Communicate honestly and openly about educational issues and student welfare concerns
  • Are passionate about teaching
  • Provide best practice in teaching
  • Strive to provide a broad range of meaningful and engaging learning activities to cater for individual learning styles
  • Work together as a team
  • Network and communicate with the wider educational community and who acknowledge the changing global community
  • Are ambassadors for our school always striving to promote it in a positive light.