Buxton Primary School
Message from the Students!
'We would like to acknowledge that Buxton Primary School is on the traditional lands of the Taungurung people, and we pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.'
Buxton Primary School is a great place to be because it is a place that helps us with our learning. We also take good care of the environment and we learn how to count, use, save and spend money. We learn how to cook and how to grow vegetables. This is why we think it is such a great place to go to school.
At our school, we learn a range of different things in all sorts of great ways. Here at Buxton School, we have one-on-one teacher-student time so we can set individual learning goals. This enables us to learn and achieve goals with self-set strategies. Individual Learning Goals help us know what we need to do to be successful. We use a special tool called the SOLO taxonomy which helps us develop deeper thinking about what we are learning.
There are over 2500 schools in Victoria and we are one of 11 of them that teach an Indigenous language. (DET. 2018. Aboriginal language programs available for schools and Kinders.)
We LOVE learning Taungurung with our teacher Auntie Lee, who is a Taungurung expert and elder.
Buxton Primary School is a great place for the environment because we get to see the life cycle of plants and we have land for wildlife, where we can build cubbies in. We have native plants and animals that live in the land for wildlife. We also have a garden that we can plant our veggies in. More recently we planted chives, carrots, beetroot, lettuce, spring onions and many more. we also try to manage our waste system so there's less rubbish in the world and so more animals survive.
At Buxton Primary School kids get a say on how we spend and earn our money. So, you might be wondering how we earn and spend our money. Well, we sell eggs and produce from our veggie garden, as well as fundraising. Some things we have purchased are soft silky sand, Wedo 2 Lego which is a cool robotics program with Lego, tinkering tools for hammering and building, and blasting books- our library is the best library around.
We get to have a say in decisions that matter to us. Most things that happen at school happen because we are involved in how those decisions get made. Money is just one way to show how we help make important decisions.
If you would like to know more about our school, please call us, or send a form via the Contact Us page.
Student of the Week
Simon has settled in so well at Buxton, making lots of friends and trying his best with his learning. Congratulations Simon!