Applecross Primary School is a happy and productive place where students, staff and the community work closely together to maintain a vibrant place of learning. We have a strong tradition of high achievement that is actively pursued by all who are involved in the school.
The indigenous heritage of the area on which the school stands is recognised and honoured. Information boards have been installed. The school community acknowledges the strong ties to the land and the significant contribution Aboriginal people have made to the area.
Our strategic direction and intent is driven by our underlying culture of Excellence in the Community. Our Motto, Purpose and Values reflect our efforts to provide outstanding educational opportunities for the children and families that choose to become part of the Applecross Community. Our Business Plan documents our strong commitment to delivering these opportunities.
Our school motto is “Excellence in the Community” and it is by this motto that we set our standards.
Applecross Primary School is to provide an innovative learning community of excellence where we work together to help each child achieve full potential.
We will strive for excellence in all that we do and embrace strategic and visionary thinking. We innovate and apply exemplary practice, research and planning to best support each child’s learning experience and achievements.
Together We Value:
Integrity: We act with respect, honesty, care and compassion.
Diversity: We welcome and celebrate our variety of backgrounds, abilities, needs and talents.
Achievement: We inspire all children to do their best through discovery, opportunity and challenge.
Growth: We nurture our students to become confident, happy, responsible, active citizens capable of making quality decisions now and in the future.
What You Will See Hear and Feel
SEE our students learning enthusiastically in a broad range of activities. They will be demonstrating a strong work ethic and showing pride in their achievements. This will be happening in different settings across the school.
HEAR children in the playground who are enjoying games. There will be choir, instrumental music, confident and expressive children and encouragement from friends. HEAR the tones of laughter and celebration and praise from teachers. We welcome and celebrate our variety of backgrounds, abilities, needs and talents.
FEEL valued and welcomed into our school. Our family friendly culture ensures a safe and secure environment for all where we hope you will become involved in our vibrant Applecross community.
At Applecross Primary School, education programs are designed and delivered to meet the needs of our students. Whole-school approaches to pedagogy and program delivery are at the forefront of our planning. Experiences are provided for children to develop skills for life including resilience, problem solving, and creativity thinking skills. Students have the opportunity to extend and enrich their learning experiences through a range of extra and cross-curricula programs. Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and Group Educational Plans (GEP) are prepared for students at educational risk. Across our K-2 we have a common approach that encourages children to learn through cooperative and interest based play. There is a balance between enquiry based learning and explicit teaching which supports the development of social, emotional and cognitive skills. We strive to produce a safe and secure learning environment that promises strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community.
Key Focus Areas 2018-2010
Our current key focus areas for the duration of this Business Plan are:
- Successful Students – English and Mathematics
- Excellence in Professional Practice
- Successful Students – Science and Technologies
- A Strong Learning Foundation – Early Childhood Education
The 2018 - 2020 Business Plan can be accessed HERE