Byron Community Primary School is an exceptional school and a leader in the provision of holistic and innovative education. We are dedicated to establishing enduring and strong connections within the school and the local community. Our school strives to maximise every child’s potential, providing a well-balanced and high quality teaching program in close cooperation with parents. We teach the NSW Education Standards Authority curriculum with a fresh, engaging and progressive approach.
“We have been at BCPS for almost two years and still can’t believe our good fortune. Almost without exception my son tells me his day was “fantastic, perfect, great, fun… really, really good!”
“My 3 children can’t wait to go to school every day. Parents and children alike are all listened to – and the school exudes a sense of cooperation and fun. Kids of all ages play and learn together, so it feels like one big family. Staff are passionate and there is plenty of communication. My children are really enjoying learning.”
“At BCPS we’ve discovered that school can be a place that you want to go to, where you are inspired to learn, where you feel safe, respected, happy, and have a deep sense of belonging.”
Why choose Byron Community Primary School?
BCPS has a vibrant and creative learning community with a warm and engaging atmosphere. We inspire children to find their passions, nuture their talents and develop a growth mindset.
When our old students come back and visit us they always say there is no place like BCPS!
We are constantly innovating and offer many outstanding programs and opportunities:
Our unique two-year kindergarten class.
Our renowned visual arts, music and drama programs.
A diverse sporting program, using expert teachers.
A strong focus on values and growth with programs like Rock and Water, Brainology, Mindfulness, Ethics and the Becoming a Teenager camp. These programs encourage a respect for self, for others and our environment and prepare our children for life in a rapidly changing world.
Engaging school excursions and activities, from gardening to chess, to forming bands and writing and recording their own songs.
With our focus on science and technology, we are in the process of building a makerspace, equipped with software, electronics and hardware supplies for our children to gather to create and invent.
From the Principal
Our school is a parent-run, not-for-profit incorporated association, so our staff and parents work together to comply with the NSW Board of Studies’ educational programs in innovative and creative ways. With excellent academic, musical, physical activity, drama and artistic programs aimed at inspiring children to find their passions, nurture their talents and develop their skills in a safe, supported environment.
We strive to develop the “whole child” and to empower them to reach their true potential so that they can be active contributors to society, both in the local community and beyond. Extra-curricular events include the annual School Dramatic Performance and Concert, the Winter Solstice Lantern Night, School Open Day/Fiesta, the whole-school party to welcome new families, Mother’s Day celebrations and the “Becoming A Teenager” camp.
I invite you to contact me personally to discuss our school further or to take a personalised tour – Emma Wappett, Principal.
At the heart of our educational program is the appreciation of the need to prepare the children for life in the 21st century.
A respect for self, others and the environment informs our educational approach and individual learning styles are acknowledged and respected.
The skills of self-organisation, goal setting and conflict resolution are valued and developed as the child moves through the school. A wide variety of strategies, methods and techniques are used to support learning.
Within the classroom teachers aim to develop programs that cater for the specific needs of all students. We employ a learning support teacher and learning support assistant to support them with this.
Specialist staff include STEM Teacher, Drama and Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Spanish, Music, Teacher’s Assistants and Library Administrator.
We engage the Northern River Conservatorium Arts Centre along with other external providers including dance, gymnastics and music teachers.
Whales Yrs 5&6
Director, Teacher, Drama Specialist
Dolphins K1 & K2
Dolphin/Seahorse Team Teacher
Starfish Yrs 3 & 4
Whales (5&6) Teacher
Art & Learning Support Teacher
Library, Classroom Assistant
Enrolling your Child
53 Tennyson Street
Byron Bay, NSW
(Opp St Finbarrs Church)
+61 2 6685 8208
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