Vision and Beliefs

Our School Vision – Inspiring Growth

At Coolbinia Primary School our staff work hard to inspire student growth in the academic, physical, artistic and social domains. Our school has a strong focus on providing students with the knowledge, skills and values to create sustainable living – healthy world, healthy body and healthy mind.

Indicators of high success

We believe children learn best when:

  1. they are in a safe, caring and positive environment at school and at home
  2. a range of meaningful and relevant learning, teaching and assessment strategies are used to cater for their developmental needs
  3. individual differences are recognised, valued and built upon
  4. the environment is rich, offering a variety of resources
  5. the teacher is highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic.

1. When students are in a safe, caring and positive environment at school and at home the following indicators are present:

  • a willingness to have a go
  • engagement in learning
  • a desire to assist others
  • enthusiasm
  • acceptance of, and respect for, diversity.

2. A range of meaningful and relevant learning, teaching and assessment strategies are used to cater for students’ developmental needs, such as:

  • explicit teaching
  • educative, valid, explicit, fair and comprehensive assessment practices
  • acknowledgement of individual strengths
  • incorporation of high-level thinking strategies
  • goal setting and self assessment practices
  • differentiated curriculum
  • open-ended, exploratory and motivating activities
  • timely and helpful feedback
  • clearly communicated expectations.

3. Individual differences are recognised, valued and built upon by ensuring:

  • activities are child-centred
  • individual differences are acknowledged and catered for
  • diversity is celebrated
  • mutual respect is required
  • flexibility is promoted
  • active parent involvement is encouraged
  • cultural and spiritual beliefs are respected.

4. The classroom environment is enriched by:

  • the availability of extensive resources to support the learning program
  • the sourcing and utilisation of staff and community member expertise
  • the provision of current technology to enhance learning outcomes
  • student engagement in real-life activities and global issues
  • a focus on learning experiences that promote sustainable living.

5. Qualities of our highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic teachers:

  • highly organised
  • experienced in catering for individual needs
  • approachable and friendly
  • warm and caring
  • knowledgeable about current research in education
  • involved in the school community
  • embracing of a collaborative approach.