BOSTOCK HOUSE

BOSTOCK HOUSE (ELC-YEAR 4) IN GEELONG IS A SMALL CAMPUS THAT NURTURES POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY.

Bostock House is built around the Three Rs. Relationships, relationships and relationships. Positive relationships between teachers and children, children and children, teachers and parents, and among staff, form the basis of our Bostock House culture.

Bostock House is very much a child-sized school - and small class sizes enable staff and students to form close relationships and for every child to receive specialised care.

The culture of a school is the primary characteristic that supports student development and academic learning. At Bostock House we endeavour to create a community in which each individual feels happy, safe, valued and a sense of belonging.

 

Academic Programme 

Bostock House is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the wider world. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, which are explored using knowledge, skills and concepts derived from six subject areas. There is a strong emphasis on inquiry. In the Primary Years Programme model, the PYP learner is positioned at the heart of the curriculum framework. The circle is surrounded by an underpinning theme of international mindedness.

Action is a key element within the PYP.  It is the core of student agency and is integral to the PYP learning process and to the programme’s overarching outcome of international-mindedness.  At Bostock House, through taking individual and collective action, students come to understand the responsibilities associated with being internationally minded and to appreciate the benefits of working with and serving others for a shared purpose.  When students see tangible actions that they can choose to take to make a difference, they see themselves as competent, capable and active agents of change.

 

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Facilities

Bostock House is a Heritage-listed building in the leafy Geelong suburb of Newtown. It is home to the beautiful Austin Library, a double teaching room for music and Special Education Centre. The purpose-built classrooms and art rooms, art room and multi-purpose room border the play area, creating a nurturing and secure space for children to play and learn.

Positive Education

At Bostock House, we want our children to feel confident that they will be supported, encouraged and prepared to take risks with their learning. We want them to feel a genuine sense of belonging and to develop a positive mindset in all areas of their lives. Positive Education teaches us that all of these things are important for one's overall physical and mental health and development.

Happiness

Developed from the science of Positive Psychology in collaboration with Professor Martin Seligman and the University of Pennsylvania, Geelong Grammar School's transformational Positive Education programme is pioneering the teaching of wellbeing in a school environment. Positive Education improves wellbeing whilst equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to manage failure, teaching resilience, confidence and optimism.

At Bostock House we give our students genuine opportunities to discover and develop their strengths and talents. Our students learn about other significant life skills and concepts, including mindful meditation, the connection between emotional and physical wellbeing, nutrition and fitness.

Early Learning Centre

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Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) offers a full day programme, underpinned by the teaching of the world-renowned Reggio Emilia philosophy. We believe that children learn best through first-hand experience.

In our ELC, we value the worth of our children learning through play. Play is the childs' way of learning - exploration, challenge, enjoyment, experimentation, enquiry, negotiation, observation and fun is therefore the basis of the learning environment.