It is always great to show new families around the school and showcase the fantastic learning that happens at Caledonian Primary School. If you know of any families considering an enrolment for 2021/2022, please encourage them to make a time to come down for a tour of the school, to meet the teachers and see the students in their classrooms.
Glen Park Primary is a country school only 8.5 km from the Ballarat CBD. We are close to Ballarat but very much part of a quiet, peaceful rural environment. Glen Park has been providing quality state school education to local children since 1870.
Glen Park’s values were determined when we developed our last Strategic Plan and School Council believes that they embody the ethos of our school today and in the future.
Little Bendigo Primary School is nestled in the natural bushland of the township of Nerrina, just 5 km from the centre of Ballarat. This peaceful location is ideal for education and students love learning and playing in our unique school grounds.
At Black Hill Primary School we are committed to providing the best educational outcomes for all students, focusing on each individual student's ‘point of need’. Our values reflect our culture in which Excellence in Education is prized and Aspiration, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Teamwork form the basis of all that we do.
St Francis Xavier Primary School is a Catholic primary school with approximately 440 students from Foundation to Grade Six, including a small number of non-baptised children. Our school is situated in a bucolic pocket of Ballarat East, just minutes from central Ballarat, and has strong links to the idyllic surrounding spacious and rural areas.
Eureka Mums aim to share the joy of parenthood and save the earth’s precious resources by joining with support agencies throughout the Goldfields region to meet the material needs of families with young children. We collect, sort and redistribute essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys for babies and pre-school children.
Ensuring each child reaches their potential. Woodmans Hill is a stand alone 7-12 secondary college. Woodmans Hill is set in well maintained, park like grounds at the entrance to Ballarat. We want Woodmans Hill to be your school of choice and encourage you to visit and talk to our staff, parents and current students to assist in making your decision
Girl Guides for girls aged 5 to 10 years. We're for GIRLS! Girl Guides is a fun, weekly, after-school activity. And for many girls it is much more than that. Guiding becomes a central point for developing social skills and life skills.
The Brown Hill Progress Association Inc. is a not for profit volunteer group whose aim is to promote the economic, social and cultural development and progress of the community of Ballarat as a whole and of Brown Hill in particular. [as per our updated Incorporation Rules lodged with CAV in 1969]
The Association meets the thirs Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the rear of the Brown Hill Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The City of Ballarat created the Engaging Communities program to build strong neighbourhoods with community-led projects, embracing the philosophy that no one knows better what’s needed in a local area than its residents. The Brown Hill community was engaged in the program throughout 2016 and 2017.
In November 2018, the Brown Hill Progress Association was nominated for the Community Activity of the Year awards in Ballarat. The group was a finalist in the City of Ballarat's 2019 Australia Day Awards.
This is the response from the Brown Hill Progress Association to the Brown Hill Local Area Plan Scenarios Paper. Due to COVID pandemic the plan has been put on hold. We will keep you posted on progress when Council resumes consultations.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2020, Brown Hill Community Newsletter's Brian Green had a chat to a member of Brown Hill's Wilson family, Bruce Wilson, about life in Brown Hill and his experience in the Australian Army.
Brown Hill local, Liz Mason, attended the 'Beyond the Plastic Bag' seminar at Federation University Business School on 9 July 2019. A legal ban on lightweight single use plastic bags will come into effect in Victoria on1 November 2019. Liz took the time to share what she learnt with the Brown Hill community.
The City of Ballarat is partnering with local residents to develop the 'Brown Hill Local Area Plan and Infrastructure Assessment' project. This page provides details of the development of the plan. The draft plan was released on 1 February 2019 for comments. Unfortunately with the COVID restrictions the Council has put the plan on hold. When consultations resume information will be provided on this page. .
Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city. It is 5 kms east of the CBD. The suburb is roughly divided in two by the by-pass freeway with the older established area to the south and newer subdivisions to the north. There is at present approximately 1600 households in Brown Hill with a significant amount of infill housing development taking place in the suburb. The majority of Brown Hill is also designated as a Bushfire Prone Area.
In June 2021 the Progress Association of Brown Hill decided it was time to initiate a community wide conversation concerning the future of Brown Hill’s ageing community pool. With this in mind an initial concept for the redevelopment of the Brown Hill Reserve (which includes the pool complex) was developed to start this conversation. If/when the pool needed to close how could its legacy be enhanced for future Brown Hill generations?
Give a Little, Change a Lot - 2018 National Volunteer Week, from Monday 21 until Sunday 27 May, saw thousands of events held across the country, including Brown Hill, to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.
The Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of Brown Hill, and more broadly all of the land between Ballarat and Geelong. Their families have lived here for tens of thousands of years, and their elders continue to care for Country, Wadawurrung language, and the stories that have been shared for many millennia.
The 2020 Festival was scheduled to be held on Friday 30 October 2020 at the magnificent Brown Hill Reserve. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions the 2020 Festival had to be cancelled. But it will be back in 2021! Watch this space...