Through our partnerships we aim to improve student engagement, improve academic outcomes for students, enhance the social wellbeing of students and strengthen professional learning opportunities for staff.

AVID Australia and Victoria University

We have a strong partnership with AVID Australia and Victoria University, who provide professional learning and support for our school community and educators. There are currently over 40 schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia implementing AVID.

We are proud to be the only school in Australia to be an AVID certified school.

Charles Darwin University

Bakewell Primary School is an approved Charles Darwin University teaching school.

Sister School Program

Bakewell is partnering with a Sister School in China. The sister school partnership has a positive impact on a range of areas of student learning and professional development for staff. There are a wealth of benefits from a Global perspective including the following:

  • equipping students with 21st century skills enabling critical thinking, cross-cultural collaboration and a positive attitude to diversity
  • greater competency and confidence in language and communication skills whilst building cultural awareness
  • embracing the concept of global interconnectedness incorporating authentic collaborative learning activities
  • development of cross-cultural communication and diplomacy skills and a deeper understanding of international issues
  • development of international friendships and networks
  • opportunities to benchmark practice against other school systems
  • increased awareness of different education systems, including pedagogies and curriculum
  • strengthened Information and Communication Learning Technology skills.


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