Students explore their individual passions through Investigation Time using the Developmental Curriculum in the early years and an Inquiry Approach in the senior classes.

We have strong Music and Art programs that help form pathways into the Arts, including a choir which regularly performs in the community. We have an extremely beneficial P.E curriculum that instils a love of fun and fitness in the children. Students also learn Mandarin (as LOTE) in all classes.

The school has a strong focus on developing Literacy and Numeracy skills and great range of subjects that allows children to develop their creativity.

 ‘We give students a balanced curriculum with all subjects, giving students a chance to shine in one or more areas,’ Learning Specialist, Kim Kirkpatrick said.

The school social competencies philosophy is based on Wilson McCaskill’s ‘Play is The Way.’ It is founded on the idea that children learn best through play, one of our main focuses is to develop Empathy in children.


Everyone is encouraged to Be Your Best at Bendigo Violet Street Primary School.


Hard copies of the 2021 Foundation enrolment booklet were supplied to Kindergartens and ELCs prior to the End of Term 1.

In line with DET guidelines, students are required to attend their local neighbourhood school.


Families are asked to use findmyschool.vic.gov.au to access their designated local school zone.


Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the school information nights and enrolment processes scheduled for Education Week (beginning Monday 18th May) have now been altered. There will now be a combination of Webex information sessions and information packs available for distribution.


Don't forget to take the virtual school tour which will be available soon.

Please contact the school or check our Face Book page for further details about enrolment processes and Information Packs. 


2021 Foundation enrolments close on Friday 31st July 2020.

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.  

Bendigo Violet Street Primary School offers a wide range of exceptional educational programs for its students. There is a strong love of community and outdoor spaces here, which provide the children with opportunities they would not find elsewhere. 

There is long established cooking and gardening program which promotes sustainability and food awareness. Every student has a weekly session in the garden, with a qualified gardener.

 2021 Prep  Information Sessions

Tuesday May 19th 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Via WebEx
Please contact the school for further information
Tuesday August 4th 2020
Getting Ready For School
6:00pm - 7:00pm

2021 Foundation Orientation Programme dates: 

Tuesday 17th November 2020:  9:00 - 10:00am

Tuesday 24th November 2020:  9:00 - 10:00am

Tuesday 1st December 2020:  9:00 - 10:00am

Tuesday 8th December 2020:
9:00 - 10:30am

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