Committed to improving student learning

Ballam Park Primary School is committed to improving student learning and the development of its staff.

The school is in a beautiful setting and is nestled away from busy streets in parkland behind the historic Ballam Park Homestead and Ballam Park Reserve.

Ballam Park Primary School’s purpose is to provide our students with the opportunity, motivation, environment and programmes to each reach their full potential as healthy individuals and contributing members of the community; emotionally, socially, creatively and academically. The school’s approach will have as its foundation, the development of productive and cooperative relationships between all members of the school community.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

As a school, we value: respect, responsibility, kindness, safe.  Our classes have timetabled lessons that teach our whole school behaviour matrix.

Programmes are designed to cater for the individual needs

Our programmes are designed to cater for the individual needs of students by providing a differentiated and personalised curriculum. This includes an Intervention and Enrichment programmes for each year level, both within and beyond regular classrooms. Our School Curriculum is inline with the Victorian Curriculum .There is a commitment to the development of Digital and Design Technologies and emphasis upon literacy and numeracy across the curriculum provided through flexible learning programmes designed to meet students’ individual needs.

Wellbeing Hub

Our  Wellbeing Hub has been inspired by our desire to give extra support to our school community and consists of:

Student Wellbeing Leader

Student Wellbeing Support Officer

Full Time Chaplain (non religious)

Student Wellbeing Leader

The Student Wellbeing Leader concentrates on the wellbeing goals identified in the school strategic plan and in line with the Student Engagement Policy. The Student Wellbeing Leader focuses on strengthening the school’s capacity to engage more effectively with students, parents and community service agencies. We have consistency of delivery through utilising a dedicated staff member and resulting in-depth knowledge of the school community.

Student Wellbeing Support Officer

The Student Wellbeing Support Officer has a more ‘hands on’ role with students and community.

In this role, we offer Breakfast Club four mornings a week to our students and provide school lunches to students in need.  Food Bank deliver food to our school on a regular basis and this is distributed or collected free of charge.  We have visits by Life Education and Dental Van. The Smith Family and State Schools Relief are heavily involved in our school. Our Wellbeing Hub has a well-stocked supply of second-hand uniforms and staple grocery items are available if needed. The Student Wellbeing Support Officer promotes and oversee all these areas.

Our Wellbeing Hub also offers a quiet and calm working space for students when needed.

If you would like to make any donations towards our Wellbeing Hub then please contact the school


Our Chaplain works as a member of the school’s wellbeing team in the delivery of student wellbeing services.

Roles and responsibilities include:

    • contributing to improving student engagement and connectedness
    • contributing to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment
    • providing pastoral care and guidance to students
    • operating within the school community and with external providers
    • providing support in areas such as student attendance, engagement and mental health
    • providing students with support and/or appropriate referrals in difficult situations such as during times of grief, or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges
    • providing pastoral care and guidance to students about values and ethical matters, referring students, or sourcing appropriate services to meet their needs, which may involve access to services in the community
    • supporting students and staff to create an environment that promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students
    • supporting students and staff to create an environment of cooperation and mutual respect, and promoting an understanding of diversity within the range of cultures and relevant traditions including lunchtime shout outs