Learning and Teaching at Beaumaris Primary School

Learning and Teaching at Beaumaris Primary School


At Beaumaris Primary we believe our students need to be active participants in their learning through explicit instruction and creative inquiry that includes all areas of the Victorian Curriculum.


Our Approach Prep – Year 6:

  • personalises and engages students in active inquiry learning alongside explicit instruction
  • makes learning relevant and meaningful for all students
  • is developmentally appropriate for students in the primary years of schooling
  • addresses the needs of 21st century learners
  • includes the full suite of curriculum areas in the Victorian Curriculum
  • ensures a differentiated approach to cater for the learning needs of our students and includes instruction in small groups, as well as individual extension and intervention
  • provides a seamless transition from preschool, to early and upper primary school and beyond.

Understanding Inquiry-Based Learning and Personalised Learning in Prep – Year 6


Inquiry-based learning at Beaumaris Primary School is developed using the key concepts and learning outcomes within the Victorian Curriculum. Learning through inquiry is multi-disciplinary and prioritises authentic problems that require critical and creative thinking to be explored in a deep and meaningful way. Students develop their ability to ask questions, design and investigate lines of inquiry, interpret evidence, form explanations and arguments, communicate findings and develop actions.


Developmental Play Based Learning (Investigations) Prep – Year 2


An important aspect of learning at this level is to ensure there are times during the week when our students are provided with opportunities to expand and apply their understanding of concepts and practise learning how to learn. Teachers support this process by exploring student interests and building on their existing knowledge. We plan purposeful, intentional opportunities for our students to construct, create, explore and investigate new learning through creative and open-ended learning centres. In addition to consolidating academic understandings, this approach to learning facilitates the students’ social engagement and interactions with peers.


21st Century Learning Skills


Through our pedagogical approach that combines elements of Inquiry Learning, Developmental Play and Explicit Instruction, we teach a broad range of skills, often referred to as 21st century learning skills, which include:

  • Collaboration
  • Self-regulation
  • Decision making
  • Resilience
  • Problem solving
  • Learning how to learn
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Responsible citizenship
  • Effective communication
  • Respectful relationships
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Research skills
  • The ability to transfer and apply these skills into new ideas and events not experienced before. 
  • BPS Leadership Team 

If you have any questions about the learning and teaching at Beaumaris Primary, don't hesitate to contact the school office by email or by phone.