Philosophy

Billanook College Primary School is committed to learning for life and fostering a love of learning in catering for students’ individual differences and needs.

As a Uniting Church School, a Christian ethos permeates our decision making, interactions and values base providing a nurturing environment for the beginning of a child’s educational experience. In particular, our Pastoral Care program ensures that all students feel safe, happy and valued.

The Primary School caters for students from Early Learning to Senior Primary with classes organised into multi-age clusters:

  • Early Learning (3 and 4 years of age)
  • Prep, Junior Primary (Years 1 and 2)
  • Middle Primary (Years 3 and 4)
  • Senior Primary (Years 5 and 6)

This structure allows for a greater choice of friendship and interest groups and maximises the opportunity for an effective three - way partnership between student, teacher and parent over two years.

Whilst an exciting, varied and inclusive curriculum is offered in all Key Learning areas, the School believes that success in the formative years (Early Learning-Year 2) in Literacy and Numeracy is critical for future learning. The School provides a Literacy and Numeracy coach who works closely with all class teachers in individual or small group situations in response to student need.

The Primary School is nestled in a natural bush setting with spacious grounds and varied playground areas. This provides an ideal foundation for a comprehensive Outdoor Education that has an environmental base.

The Billanook teaching Staff are caring, committed and competent educators who pursue the best possible learning experience for each child in their care.

Daniel Thomas
Head, Primary School


To see the Primary School in action, please contact our College Registrar who will be happy to arrange a personal College Tour and/or a meeting with the Head of Primary School. 
Phone 03 9724 1179 or email registrar@billanook.vic.edu.au