Safe and supported learning in a boutique school environment.
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Located in Balwyn, Belmore School is a purpose-built government specialist school that caters for students aged 5 – 18 living in the northeast quadrant of metropolitan Melbourne.
We provide expert education, care and support for students with a range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, visual impairment or complex health issues that require paramedical aid.
We offer a comprehensive and contemporary learning program – based on the Victorian Curriculum – that develops each individual student intellectually, physically and emotionally.
We also help our students to lead richer, fuller lives by maximising their independence, competence and confidence across the functional and behavioural aspects of day-to-day life.
Before and after school supervision parent notification
Student safety at Belmore School is our highest priority and the safe and appropriate supervision of students is an important element of our duty of care to students. Part of this duty is ensuring parents and students are aware of our student supervision arrangements before and after school.
Before school: School grounds are supervised at 8:50 am in the classroom or front office.
After school: School grounds are supervised up until 3:10pm at the front office.
Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they are attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).
Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not attend school outside of these supervised times unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. sports practice).
Families are encouraged to contact Sofia Yannacopoulos on 9859 8762 for more information about the before and after school care facilities available to our school community or if you would like any further information about our student supervision arrangements.
For a copy of our school’s Yard Duty and Supervision Policy contact the school office on 9859 8762. This policy includes Example School’s student supervision arrangements across the school day, including before and after school.
Our staff are special, too.
Our teachers are all highly qualified and totally committed. They lead and interact with a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals to deliver an integrated, individualised and fully engaging learning program.
Working in tandem with our teachers, help students with a physical disability perform to their fullest potential and optimise their learning opportunities.
Help our students with their expressive communication; understanding of language; speech development; as well as their all-important eating/drinking skills.
Assist students to develop their independence with regard to daily living skills; including meal times, toileting and accessing classroom programs.
Uses music and dance to not only help students reach their learning goals but as a positive and nurturing means of improving general health and wellbeing.
VISUAL ARTS TEACHER
Encourages students to expand their creative and expressive capacities, including sensory exploration and awareness.
Provide individualised aquatics and hydrotherapy programs to enhance students’ physical ability, stamina and co-ordination.
Belmore School is fortunate to employ a highly dedicated team of Education Support staff. Our Education Support staff bring a range of knowledge and expertise and work alongside the teachers and therapists to support and promote students education, health and wellbeing.
Our wonderful Education Support staff support provide a range of supports including (but not limited to) personal care support, participation in classroom programs, physical program, aquatic program and more.
All Education Support staff are trained in best practices of Child Safe Standards, First Aid, Manual Handling and Meal Team Assistance. Our Education Support staff are valued members of our The Team Around The Learner and contribute tremendously to the success of our students and their educational outcomes.
At Belmore School, we pride ourselves on working together as a professional and caring team.