Welcome to Beaconsfield Upper Primary School
We are located 10kms north of Berwick in a semi rural community about 50kms east of Melbourne. Our school is on the edge of the South-East growth corridor of greater Melbourne..
**Updated Tuesday 19th May**
It would be an understatement to say that these times have tested us all, however, we have been so very grateful for many messages of support and encouragement you have emailed into school during this time.
I want to thankyou for acknowledging the amazing work of our teachers and support staff during this time.
I’m sure that you will continue this support as we transition back into school operations.
From the beginning of this lockdown, it has been our view that we need to limit the numbers of adults working within our school environment.
I understand that there are a variety of views about covid 19, I’m asking for respect and commitment to the decisions we have made in order to keep as many people as we can safe from the awful consequences that are possible from contracting the disease.
While we have been informed that children are not hugely affected by covid 19, and that for many they may appear asymptomatic, school is not just a place for children. We value our staff and we value the adult community that keeps us together, and so we also need to put in place measures that protect us and the families that extend beyond our own school.
As such, we will not be allowing parents, community members or other adults on site during Term 2, we will review these arrangements as we get further medical advice.
Of course we understand that school is usually a community hub, a chance to talk with other parents, to allow children to play together and to see your teachers. These, however, are not normal times. We will plan for celebration and events which will bring us all back together when this crisis is over, but for now we want our community to be safe and covid free.
Thankyou for your understanding
Thankyou for keeping our amazing staff and their extended families as safe as we can
Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:
Stage 1 – from Tuesday 26 May
Early years students (Prep to Grade 2) and senior secondary students (Year 11 and 12) undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and all specialist school students will return to on-site schooling. All staff will attend on-site.
Stage 2 – from Tuesday 9 June
Grade 3 to Year 10 students will return to on-site schooling, subject to health advice.
The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Beaconsfield Upper Primary School (BUPS) provides a vibrant learning environment, focusing on the successful engagement of students as active participants in learning life-long skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a society that will require good information and communication skills, independence and the ability to work effectively with others as a team.
Wellbeing at BUPS
Students learn far more effectively when they are safe, healthy and happy. Schools have a responsibility to support and encourage students so they can develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
Our goal is for the students at BUPS to graduate as healthy, secure, resilient and academically sound people.
Welcome to our amazing school. I’m glad that you have taken the time to visit our webpage and get to know us a little. Of course you are always welcome in person, and it would be my pleasure to show you around.
Our school is set in a tranquil bush setting with lots of shade, nooks and crannies to explore and play and a magnificent community oval for all our cricketers, footballers, gymnasts and soccer players.
When you visit you will see and feel the vibrant friendly environment we are proud of. Our strong connection to family and community is displayed through the respect our students show for one another, our visitors and their teachers. We welcome friends and family, and enjoy the partnership we have in developing happy, healthy and clever young people.
The original school was built in 1883 to meet the farmers’ needs and was known as Beaconsfield North State School. In November of that year, there were 11 students enrolled.
We have come along way since then and have a great story to tell..