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Academic

Academic Excellence

Bay Primary has created a happy and nurturing academic environment where every child is encouraged to live up to their full potential. By investing in outstanding educators, Bay aims to produce highly capable children for a diverse and technological world.

Happy and Committed staff is fundamental to the success of the school. We will continue investing in the overall quality of our academic curriculum by:

  • responding to our teachers' professional needs and supporting their careers
  • ensuring teachers have all the facilities and tools they need to perform at their best
  • attracting the best teachers to the school, and making sure we keep them

Child-centred Development

Bay Primary believes that learning doesn't end with a teacher in a classroom. As a community school, Bay takes a holistic and less formal view of childhood development. The school has begun to integrate early childhood development into its mainstream academic curriculum, which includes:

  • an early childhood education programme to prepare children for entering the formal schooling system
  • support and remedial education for children experiencing learning difficulties
  • after-care resources that support working parents by offering structured and extramural activities

This programme seeks to develop its physical infrastructure and draw on experienced parents and teachers to strengthen this aspect of the Bay experience.

Creative Multiculturalism

Bay Primary already has a varied and exciting creative programme. We aim to continue to position the school as a creative centre of excellence providing a springboard for learners to explore a wide range of arts, cultures, music and other creative activities. We are well-placed to take advantage of the rich history, culture and heritage of the south peninsula, and have access to many cultural facilities, performing artists and writers in the area.

Bay plans to build on this heritage with a new centre housing all the creative arts and a multicultural programme to develop local artistic and cultural talent. A new school hall is needed for staging cultural activities.

Sporting & Outdoor Activities

The scope for many traditional sports at Bay is restricted by the limited facilities available. Bay therefore is investing in water-based sports and other nature-based activities that use the natural resources of False Bay and the pristine natural environment around the school. For example, we see opportunities for offering sporting, training, extramural, family and recreational activities, such as:

  • swimming, water-polo, open-water/ long-distance swimming, scuba-diving and life-saving
  • kayaking, sailing, surfing and so on at beginner level
  • outdoor activities and environmental education via maritime conservation, hiking, camping
  • and much more

The school is also working on plans for a sport centre, based on green design principles that includes a swimming pool, pavilion and changing rooms. The centre's design will keep running costs down and also serve as an environmental educational facility.

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