23 March 2000
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Inside this issue ..
No Hat Policy, Modems for Sale, School Card, SAPSASA, Host Families, Instrumental Music, Gala Day, Kookaburra Café, Sports Day, OSHC, Parent Club, Congratulations, SHIP, Free Literacy Courses, School Achievements, Diary Dates, Community News.
SCHOOL CLOSED TOMORROW - FRIDAY 24 MARCH
While it is a quiet day away from school for our students, our staff will all be hearing a special address from our Chief Executive, Geoff Spring, followed by a day of exciting and challenging Training and Develop workshops involving around 300 staff from local schools.
A couple of reminders for all that park around the school.
Our School Directions or Priorities are reviewed at the end of each year and staff together with some input from school council and feedback from our parent survey, set the next years directions. Most of the priorities are a further development from last year, but Boys and Education is a new focus.
The following is an extract from our School Statement of Purpose which highlights our Four Priorities and what we expect our students to be able to do by the end of this year. Strategies for achieving these expectations are listed. Coupled with this expectation is the training and development that staff will undergo to implement these programs. Parents are welcome to collect a copy of the complete document.
Priority: Learning Technologies
We wish to
develop our skills and resources to provide sequential learning
opportunities for students; thereby developing their skills and abilities
to cope with a rapidly changing technological environment.
We want students to access a variety of Learning Technologies and
to use them to enhance their learning, and increasingly as an alternative
to traditional methods of accessing information and learning.
We wish to map students Learning Technologies skills as they are
applied across the whole school curriculum, with particular emphasis on
how they reflect the other priorities for 2000.
We value giving students opportunities to use Learning Technologies
appropriately to share their work widely, to investigate and collaborate.
Student Learning Outcome: Students are using IT as a learning tool to produce work across all areas of the curriculum
Skills & Students with High Intellectual Potential
value all students individual strengths and therefore wish to provide a
range of flexible and challenging learning opportunities, within the
classroom program, to enable students to develop their full potential.
We are committed to teaching a sequential whole school program of
thinking strategies, believing all students should be taught how to think
more effectively. We
recognise that gifted and talented students often have differentiated
cognitive, social and emotional development and needs.
We seek to understand more about caring thinking abilities,
recognising that they are just as important as ones abilities to think
critically or creatively.
Learning Outcome: It is evident that
students are applying higher order thinking skills in their learning
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