Success for all students
We believe that every student at our school is capable of successful learning and our overarching aim is to ensure that this happens. Building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff, students and parents is vital to maximising student potential.
Our school values a team approach to learning and relies on partnerships between staff, students and parents to promote student learning and well-being. Our school strives to create a learning environment that promotes intellectual rigour and which is safe, respectful, tolerant and inclusive. At our school, we have a coherent, sequenced plan for curriculum delivery from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Our processes to monitor student progress are clear and evidence-based. We communicate our learning plans and our assessment tools to parents and families in different ways to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what students are learning and how they are progressing within the framework of the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework.
We are a distinctive school because of our commitment to our community. The school actively seeks ways to enhance student learning and well-being by partnering with parents and families, other education and training institutions, local businesses and community organisations.
Parents and families are recognised as integral members of the school community and partners in their children’s education. Partnerships are strategically established to address identified student needs and operate by providing access to experiences, support and intellectual and/or physical resources not available within the school. All partners are committed to the common purposes and goals of partnership activities.
Procedures are in place to ensure effective communications and to monitor and evaluate the intended impacts of the school’s partnerships.
High Quality Teaching & Leadership
Our school has found ways to build a school-wide, professional team of highly able teachers and education assistants who take an active leadership role beyond the classroom. Strong procedures are in place to encourage a school-wide, shared responsibility for student learning and success, and to encourage the development of a culture of continuous professional improvement that includes classroom-based learning, mentoring and coaching arrangements.
The principal and other school leaders recognise that highly effective teaching is the key to improving student learning throughout the school. They take a strong leadership role, encouraging the use of research-based teaching practices in all classrooms to ensure that every student is engaged, challenged and learning successfully. All teachers understand and use effective teaching methods, including explicit instruction to maximise student learning.
A Capable & Responsive Organisation
The school leadership team has established and is driving a strong improvement agenda for the school, grounded in evidence from research and practice and expressed in terms of improvements in measurable student outcomes. Explicit and clear school-wide targets for improvement have been set and communicated to the School Board, parents and families, teachers and students, with accompanying timelines.
Our school applies its resources (staff time, expertise, funds, facilities, materials) in a targeted manner to meet the learning and well-being needs of all students. It has school-wide policies, practices and programs in place to assist in identifying and addressing student needs. Flexible structures and processes enable the school to respond appropriately to the needs of individual learners.