Bellbrae Primary School was originally called Jan Juc and was opened at Spring Creek in 1861 with an enrolment of 35. It was moved about 400 metres to the present site in 1916 and named "Bell Brae" in 1922. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and are very proud of our history. Although the school has grown considerably over the years, it still provides an indivdualised learning environment where there is 'a face attached to every piece of data.' Currently there are just under 400 students enrolled at the school. The staff has a good balance of age, experience and gender ensuring all students are exposed to a range of teaching styles and perspectives.
Bellbrae Primary School is set on 2.2 hectares of undulating rural land just off the Great Ocean Road between Torquay and Anglesea. It is 100 km southwest of Melbourne and is in the Surfcoast Shire only minutes from the world renowned Bells Beach.
Bellbrae Primary School offers a secure, supportive environment, where each child is encouraged to confidently pursue our extensive and diverse curriculum. Bellbrae has a friendly school atmosphere where children from all age groups work and play together and where families and teachers work in partnership. Each individual child receives encouragement for their efforts as we develop self-esteem and confidence.
Bellbrae offers a unique educational opportunity for all children. It provides an excellent, broad, innovative educational program delivered by a highly motivated team of professionals committed to providing the best. The children at Bellbrae are part of a small, secure and caring school family surrounded by all the advantages of the most scenic, environmental setting in the area. The school promotes critical thought and individual expression, where student learning is enhanced by a support, intervention and extension program.