Caledonian Primary School is located in Thompson Street, Brown Hill, a suburb of Ballarat. The school is set on an attractive site of over six acres with excellent classroom spaces. Our grounds are currently undergoing a major renewal, planned by Tread Lightly Permaculture. The school is working in partnership with the community to provide a learning environment that will be unique, produce masses of fresh food and provide students with engaging learning spaces. We operate an After School Care Program five days per week and also offer Active After School Communities.
Caledonian Primary School has increasing enrolment figures with a current enrolment of over 230 students. In 2018 there are two Prep classes, three 1/2 classes, three 3/4 classes and three 5/6 classes. Art, P.E, Music and Junior Italian are taken by specialist teachers. Performing Arts is incorporated into classroom activities, including a concert held every second year. All students participate in Bluearth lessons and various sporting activities including swimming and inter school sports.
Our school enriches its curriculum program with special assistance programs, camps, excursions, visiting performers, leadership programs, buddies, instrumental music tuition, school concerts, Robotics, Reading Recovery, Developmental Play, Science, Media, Quicksmart, EMU, Multilit and Terrific Teams days.
Our school also has a technology focus, with Chromebooks and iPads throughout the school. We encourage students to bring their own iPads to use as a learning enrichment tool.
All Grade 3 - 6 students have their own Chromebook to use at school, engaging with the Google Apps for Learning suite. This collaborative, 1:1 program is exceptional in Ballarat.
The Senior students have also been involved in a Media program that includes animation, music videos and television news.