Blair Athol North Birth – Year 6 School is a child centred, technology rich, 21st Century school which caters for 425 children and 70 preschool places which opened in 2011.

Dear families,

Welcome to Blair Athol North B-6 School.  Our school and preschool is a very unique environment that supports learners to flourish.  We aim for every learning experience to be engaging, intentional and responsive to each learner’s needs.  We are dedicated to a holistic approach to learning that empowers every learner in a way that educates the whole child.   Our ethos of belonging, being and becoming is integral to everything we do, supporting our learners to construct their own identities and make meaning from their world.

Community is very important to our school and preschool.  We aim for our learners and their families to develop strong connections with our school and preschool.  We know that this sense of belonging shapes who our learners are and who they will become.

Our grounds and buildings are designed to enable and encourage all learners to be who they are.  Each studio and neighbourhood represents the unique characteristics of our learners and are intended to support the building and strengthening of relationships.  Every educator works closely together in a team to design impactful and powerful learning, and continuous reflection on teaching allows the learning experiences to be tailored to individual learner needs.

We are very proud to be the Blair Athol North B-6 community.   We look forward to welcoming you to our learning community. 

Kind regards,
Leonie Shelley

Belonging, Being & Becoming are central themes to everything we do.


We have three pillars that drive the work we do, the Pillars are:

Capabilities and Dispositions we want for our children

Principles & Elements for Powerful Learning in the 21st Century

Pedagogies and Practices

We want our children to have the following capabilities and dispositions:

  • Critical thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Care for our self, others & planet
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Curiosity & Inquiry
  • Risk Taking
  • Resilience
  • Reflectiveness

We call these the 7 C’s & the 3 R’s, which equals contemporary and innovative learning.

To achieve the Capabilities and Dispositions we will base our teaching practices on the following six Principles & Elements for Powerful Learning:

  • Intellectual Quality & Stretch
  • Personalise & Connect
  • Assessment & Feedback
  • Environment & Spaces
  • Future Minded Multimodal Digital Tools
  • Wellbeing & Relationships

    Our teaching methodologies align with requirements of the Australian Curriculum and our Principles and Elements for Powerful Learning, Capabilities and Dispositions. Our school caters for a range of learning needs and styles, including group learning, collaborative learning, single gender, explicit teaching, and independent learning.

    There is a focus on personalised learning, inquiry-based learning, design thinking, learning spaces and the use of digital technologies.