The Basin Primary School, situated in the City of Knox, is located at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and has been an integral part of the local community for well over 100 years. Originally a one teacher rural school, its present enrolment is 540 and has been slowly increasing over the last three years due to an improved socio economic situation where houses are being purchased by young families, our effective transition program, our sound Naplan trend data, a major facilities program resulting in refurbished classrooms, a new gymnasium and an upgraded Administration building, our successful and reputable specialist programs incorporating PE & Sport, Visual Art, Music Performing Arts, Science and German program, our focus on the whole child and our many close community links.
The Basin Primary School is totally committed to its focus on the ‘whole child’ balancing the academic, physical, social and personal development of our students. We believe this is best met when parents, their children and the school staff work closely and cooperatively together. Our school aims to provide a challenging environment that develops individual differences and encourages & motivates students through their positive actions to become independent learners in a global society. Our highly professional and dedicated teachers have designed a curriculum to maximise opportunities for all students to experience learning success with a strong focus on building' literacy and numeracy skills as well as catering for a range of student abilities and interests.
As a community of learners and in keeping with our proud heritage we have recently revised our CORE VALUES that underpin all programs for our students to become positive citizens within their community.
Richard Gordon The Basin's Primary School’s chaplain. He is at the school four days a week, providing support to a wide range of students and their families. To speak with Richard, you can call the school to set up a time or email him directly.