Welcome, Treetopians

At Treetops, learning is supported by excellent teaching staff and a stunning environment.

The community at Treetops is engaged and vibrant. This is reflected not only in the various volunteer groups and roles filled at the school by parents and community members, but also by the connections we create within the outside community.

The Treetops community is a mix of our students, staff and current enrolled families, along with Treetops Alumni, former staff and teachers and members of the broader Treetops community who are interested in seeing Treetops flourish.

 

Education doesn’t only happen at school.

At Treetops we treat each child with respect and endeavour to instil in our children a sense of inner discipline and responsibility for their own behaviour. We recognise that education is not just something that happens at school. Every experience a child has, good or bad, is a learning experience. The success of Treetops’ philosophy therefore depends very much on compatibility between school and home life. Treetops recognises that the parent/guardian is the most important person in the child’s life and the school aims to create a partnership in which parents are involved in their children’s education.
Parents are invited to assist with a variety of activities within the classroom – for example, cooking, craft and accompanying children on excursions. Assisting within the classroom has many benefits – parents gain valuable insight into their child’s day at Treetops, teachers develop a closer relationship with parents and, most importantly, our children benefit both directly from the activities and from the joy of having their parent participate in their classroom.

Enthusiasm is infectious and our children are the main beneficiaries.

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2018

Facebook Community

Facebook Community

School Fees 2017

School Fees 2018

Handbook for Parents

Handbook for Parents

Bushfire Preparedness

Bushfire Preparedness
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The School Board (who are elected at the Annual General Meeting) are responsible for planning and overseeing the administration of the school and setting policy pertaining to governance. The School Board has four office bearers, Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, who are chosen at the first meeting of the new Board. The Principal is a standing member of the Board. The Staff representative is elected by staff members each year.

All members of The Beenong School Association have voting rights for Board elections and parents are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM, usually held in March/April. Ample notice is given of the date of the AGM and nomination forms for candidates are available in advance from the office. It is a requirement of anyone seeking election to be prepared to remain on the Board for a minimum of two years to ensure continuity and a certain level of experience among Board members.

The Parents and Friends Committee is made up of all parents and guardians who are part of The Beenong School Association Inc. The P&F has three office bearers, Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. These positions are open for election every twelve months with re-election to current positions available as desired. The P&F reports directly to the School Board and Principal as a sub-committee of the School Board. The role of the P&F is to assist in the ongoing development of the greater school community through the organisation of family events, busy bees, and directed fundraising initiatives. The P&F meets approximately monthly with meetings open to all members of the Beenong School Association.

Each class is assigned a Parent Liaison, chosen by the school management in agreement with the class teacher. The Parent Liaisons are coordinated by the Principal and listed in Little Twigs at the beginning of the year. The role of the Parent Liaison is to spread the word about school social events, welcome new parents, help them to settle in and provide information and assistance to all parents. Parent Liaison’s abide by a policy which is available on the website and should, at all times, be welcoming and helpful.

2018 School Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 31st January – Thursday 12th April
Term 2: Tuesday 1st May – Friday 22nd June
Term 3: Tuesday 17th July – Thursday 20th September
Term 4: Tuesday 9th October – Wednesday 5th December

Pre Kindergarten - Pre Primary

Year 1 - 6

Year 7 - 12

News and Events

Japanese Scholarship News

Greetings from the Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo! The first part of our scholarship has begun, with Sharon today meeting the thirteen other Japanese teachers from schools around the world who are participating in the Hakuho Foundation program. The aims for this...

Treetops Bushfire Preparedness

Treetops has a well-developed policy and procedure for responding to a bushfire or bushfire threat. Parents need to be aware of the following aspects of that policy: If a Watch and Act is issued by DFES, all children will remain in the classrooms, with windows and...

Schemas in Children’s Play

Written by Clare Caro for Nature Play Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them. What are these schemas?...

Montessori for Preschool

Children’s House for Preschool Choosing the start of education is an important decision for most parents. At Treetops, we have revisited our starting age for the preschool class at various times of the past several years. This has mainly been due to fluctuations in...