Bellbrae Primary School
Bellbrae Primary School offers students, staff and families a strong sense of community and belonging. This enables our students to develop and grow in a unique environment that is enjoyable, supportive, relevant and able to offer challenges that empower students to be 21st Century life-long learners. In 2013 we have over 370 students and in excess of 30 staff members across all facets of the school, yet are able to offer a strong sense of community where individuals are respected and appreciated.
Dyslexia Friendly School
Bellbrae Primary School has been accredited as a Dyslexia Friendly School. Click here to view our certificate!
Bellbrae also supports individuals with special needs through the Program for Students with Disabilities.
Dr Adrian Waters - School Principal
The school principal, Adrian Waters, has extensive experience in education having held school leadership positions locally, nationally and internationally. His educational interests lie in critical and transformational pedagogies, sustainability and preparing students for 21st Century living. He emphasises the link between a 'healthy body and healthy mind' and encourages students to actively participate in a range of extra curricula activities. From an academic perspective, Adrian has been involved in post graduate research for over a decade with the focus of his doctoral research examining how contextuality influences constructions of reality, and how this ought to impact on contextualised curriculum development. Adrian can be contacted directly via the school e mail address for information regarding the school's curriculum, or for any other information pertaining to future enrolments.
Stuart McCoombe holds the position of Assistant Principal and has a strong educational background in digital learning, digital coaching and classroom teaching. He plays an active role in both student learning and staff professional development with a strong commitment to 21st century learning. Vanessa Gunn is currently one of two Leading Teachers with the core responsibilities of co-ordinating the Grade 2 Department and leading 'Assessment and Reporting.' Michael Georgiadis holds the other position of Leading Teacher and is responsible for 'Curriculum Development and Implementation.' Department coordinators are: Rosa Genitori (Prep), John Evans (Grade One), Vanessa Gunn (Grade Two), Michael Georgiadis (Grade 3/4), Luke O'Meara (Grade 5/6) and Ann Jarrold (Specialists). All teams are represented at Management level and have the opportunity to plan and design learning units together in weekly planning sessions, as well as during a full day allocated to each Department every term.