HOW OUR SCHOOL WILL WORK TOWARDS OUR FUTURE A Focus on the Positive Consistency of practice Engaging opportunities for students A focus on our core priority – learning Targeted student support Reviewing our practices Education in Partnership
A FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE Our School Rules I AM A LEARNER I AM RESPECTFUL I AM RESPONSIBLE I AM SAFE Clear expectations. Whole of school focus with explicit instruction. Positive acknowledgement of student achievement. Student support.
CONSISTENCY OF PRACTICE Principal Master Teacher Head of Curriculum Support Teacher Literacy & Numeracy
ENGAGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS Continuing and extending existing school programs Opti-minds, Friday Sports, Representative Sports, Reef Guardian, Gardening, Walk-a-thon, Agnes Water State School has Talent. Introducing new opportunities Interschool Academic Triathlon Chess Club Choir Guitar Club Environmental Play
A FOCUS ON LEARNING A Whole of school curriculum plan that is aligned clearly to the Australian Curriculum. An emphasis on every minute counts. Moderation of assessment practices within our school and externally. Targets around student attendance in excess of 94% and 0% unexplained Clear communication to parents about student performance. A commitment to no surprises in formal reporting. A high level of commitment to minimise the distractions to classrooms.
TARGETED STUDENT SUPPORT Development of processes to enable early identification of challenges and barriers to student learning and also invest in the programs in working to overcome these barriers. Up skilling staff in student support to provide a service that is comparable with the best schools in the state. A commitment to best practice around targeted student support. 5-6 week intensive, explicit support programs focused on definitive goals. This will be evident across the school this year.
REVIEWING OUR PRACTICES School Review School Financial Audit
EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIP Transition programs Environmental education opportunities Volunteers P&C Association Working with the community – give more than we take Communication