Our Philosophy

CHILDREN ARE OUR FOCUS

 

The statement below represents the aims of our school, which will be shown in practice as the school continues with staff development, policy development and review. If you feel that our practices do not complement our aims, you should come in and talk to us.

 

As we recognise that home, community, relationships and self-concept all influence learning we value and consider the beliefs and opinions of the total school community. We will foster school community participation in decision making and involvement in learning.

 

In pursuit of our aims we are committed to the following.

 

  • Fostering each child’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development.

  • Assisting every child to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to their age and level of development, to enable them to continue their learning for adult life and employment.

  • Recognising and assisting in the continuing development of each child’s unique qualities.

  • Providing each child – irrespectively of gender, cultural or social-economic background, disabilities, learning styles and beliefs – with access to resources and curriculum to provide equal opportunity to succeed.

  • Providing opportunities for each child to continue in the pursuit of their personal excellence.

  • Building on prior experiences and developing an understanding of learning as a life-long process.

  • Learning as an active process.

  • Children accepting increased responsibility for their own learning to become independent, self motivated learners.

  • Encouraging each child to make a positive contribution to the community by providing them with the necessary skills to communicate and interact with a variety of people, in a variety of situations.

  • Acknowledging parents, caregivers, teachers and the wider community, as valuable resources available to a child in the learning process and involving the in the learning programs.

  • Developing a climate, which considers the needs of all school community members, based on openness, respect, trust, honesty and responsibility.

  • Identifying school priorities and implementing a Site Learning Plan which meets the needs of our school community.Developing an effective professional development program to support excellence in teaching and learning and the implementation of the school priorities.