Barton Primary School

Barton Primary School is a new PPP (Public/Private Partnerships) school that opened on the first day of the 2017 school year. Our school caters for students in Prep to year 6. Our school vision is to prepare each of our students for success in their ever changing future by providing them with the necessary skills, knowledge and general capabilities. We achieve this through upholding our four school values; optimism, success, respect and determination.

Our school has been designed to create contemporary learning environments that facilitate learning and a learner centred approach. The school curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum incorporating the Australian Curriculum.

Barton Primary School is an exciting social infrastructure hub for the growing community.  Our Community Hub space, managed by the YMCA after school hours provides Outside School Hours Care services and other community programs to local families and residents.



To prepare each of our students for success in their ever changing future by providing them with the necessary skills, knowledge  and general capabilities. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Barton Primary School would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which our children play and learn. 

2020 Term Dates
Term 1

Wednesday 29th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)

Tuesday 4th February –  Term 1 commences (Preps)

Monday 9th March – Labour Day 

Friday 27th March     – Term 1 concludes

 Term 2

Tuesday 14th April – Term 2 commences

Monday 8th June – Queen’s Birthday 

Friday 26th June  – Term 2 concludes

Term 3

Monday 13th July- Term 3 commences

Friday 18th September – Term 3 concludes

 Term 4

Monday 5th October –Term 4 commences

Tuesday 3rd November – Melbourne Cup Day

Friday 18th December – Term 4 concludes


*No students to attend school on days marked red

*All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday

2021 Term Dates
Term 1

Thursday 28th January – Term 1 commences (students 1-6)

Monday 8th February –  Term 1 commences (Preps)

Monday 8th March – Labour Day 

Thursday 1st April – Term 1 concludes

 Term 2

Monday 19th April – Term 2 commences

Tuesday 1st June – Curriculum Day

Monday 14th June – Queen’s Birthday 

Friday 25th June  – Term 2 concludes

Term 3

Monday 12th July – Term 3 commences

Thursday 26th August – Curriculum Day

Friday 17th September – Term 3 concludes

 Term 4

Monday 4th October – Term 4 commences

Tuesday 2nd November – Melbourne Cup Day

Friday 3rd December – Curriculum Day

Friday 17th December – Term 4 concludes


*No students to attend school on days marked red

*All students are dismissed from class at 2:30pm every Wednesday



Staged Return to Onsite Learning

We will continue to run our Care & Supervision Program for students that meet the below criteria:

  1. Children where both parents/carers are considered authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an authorised provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:
  2. Children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
  3. Children identified by a school as vulnerable


Please register for the Care and Supervision Program via our online application form: https://forms.gle/gmBe1SzSHDPsbbocA

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 10AM FRIDAY – LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  It is the parents responsibility to ensure they have provided their up to date authorised worker permit. Applications with expired permits will not be accepted.


To support Victorian students with their return to onsite learning, yesterday the Royal Children’s Hospital hosted a webinar featuring experts in health and learning.  These experts responded to parent questions and concerns about the return to school. I would strongly encourage you to watch this recording in support of your accessing the best medical advice on health and learning. 

It can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/jQvh3Wmk4Zc

Kind regards,

Roma McKinnon



Letter sent home to Parents regarding returning to school for Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Students

Principal’s Report for Term 3

Barton Primary School Wacky Wednesday Reflection

Barton Primary School Virtual Tour

Meet the Principal

Dear Community,

I would like to introduce myself to you as the Principal of Barton Primary School. I really enjoy the role of Principal and am excited about this opportunity to further develop our school as the centre of our new community.

Before being appointed as The Foundation Principal of Barton Primary School, I was the Principal of Somerville Rise Primary School for nine years. Prior to Somerville Rise I was the Principal of Crib Point Primary School and prior to that Assistant Principal of Devon Meadows Primary School.

I have worked as a primary school teacher since the late seventies in schools all over South Eastern Melbourne but predominantly on the Mornington Peninsula. I have experience as a classroom teacher as well as a specialist Phys Ed teacher.

In my spare time I really enjoy a hit of golf, a paddle at the beach or some gardening at home. I have a strong involvement with my local sporting clubs as a coach or administrator. I live in Mornington with my wife Loretta and have three grown up children. My daughter is a doctor at The Royal Children’s Hospital; my other daughter is a Secondary School Phys Ed teacher & my son is commencing a new career working in the community.

I am passionate about providing the best possible learning opportunities for every child. At Barton Primary School we have established a culture which will foster student growth. Exploring our website will give you an insight into how we are doing this.

Andrew Felsinger