Course details

CRICOS course code: 083278E

Level of study: Primary school


Primary Curriculum

The Primary curriculum from Foundation to Year 6 follows the Australian National and Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). It is based on the traditional disciplines, but within each of the subject areas there is also a focus on interpersonal development and personal learning, as well as thinking and communication skills across the curriculum.

Foundation - Year 2

Students in their first year at school are supported by our caring and professional staff to make a happy and independent transition from home or pre-school to full time schooling. With just two classes at each year level, students are well-known by all staff working with them.

In the early years there is a strong focus on the teaching and mastery of the foundation skills of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

In our inquiry lessons, students explore and investigate concepts and create new knowledge together whilst learning in the areas of Science, Geography and History.

In addition to the core curriculum, students are taught by a range of specialist teachers for;

  • Music and Performing Arts,
  • Visual Arts
  • French
  • Japanese, and
  • Physical Education

Year 3 - 6

In Years 3 to 6, we build on our early years’ curriculum, preparing students for Secondary schooling through developing greater responsibility and love for their learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore, investigate, discover, create and consolidate their developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

From Year 3 to 6 there is an ongoing focus on developing high standards in English and Mathematics. Our Reading Workshop approach ensures students extend and maintain their love of reading, resulting in greater independence and reading stamina. Writing lessons at BGS provide a creative context and engaging framework for students to learn the craft of writing in a wide variety of genres.

Recently awarded Active Maths Status by the Mathematics Association of Victoria, our lessons are engaging whilst targeting specific developmentally appropriate skills. Staff is trained by respected industry professionals who maintain an ongoing relationship with the school.

Digital literacy is essential for success in the 21st century. Students are engaged in programs that promote critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration through the use of technology.

Physical Education sees students able to compete at School, Interschool, District and Zone levels in a number of sports including swimming and athletics.

Performing Arts provides opportunities in Media, Drama and Music culminating in the Year 6 Shakespeare production.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
17,000 Per Year
Read moreThis fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year
15 Apr 2020
14 Jul 2020
06 Oct 2020
364 weeks Full time Balcombe Grammar School
389 Nepean Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3934


Balcombe Grammar School
389 Nepean Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3934
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