Our Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction for the school. From the end of 2015, and right into this year, there has been significant re visioning (involving parent, student, and staff feedback), which has led to a new school wide vision.
This vision, and the story of our place that supports it, provides the foundation from which our core beliefs can be developed and enhanced by the key principles and practices that example it.
This vision 'revision' has led to a few significant changes, most obvious in terms of teacher practice becoming more collaborative, our curriculum approach given more breadth, and the increase in use of digital technology. These are supported by the Strategic Aims of the school that are set, or confirmed, annually by the board.
Our school opened in the early 60's and since then we had been a very good traditional school, but if we kept on doing what we were doing, there was a danger of this….
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them the future.” - John Dewey
The world is rapidly changing, and schools are tasked with trying to prepare students for a very uncertain future. The reality is that the “basics” of education are now far more than reading, writing and maths. It now also include things like communication, teamwork, self-management, creativity, and critical thinking far more than the traditional workplace that our schooling system was set up to support. These are reflected in our school’s core beliefs Curiosity, Collaboration and Connection and in the core structure and intent of our flexible learning spaces and our collaborative teaching teams. We have a passionate staff that work hard together to make our curriculum and learning environment one that is relevant and interesting to our children. This is supported exceptionally well by the leadership of the Board of Trustees. We have a school to be proud of and yet we are always working together, and reflecting, to make it better!