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Parent Teacher Interviews
Scotts Head Public School values the relationship we build with parents. Learning is a partnership between home and school - parents, teachers and children. There are two opportunities for interviews throughout the year. One at the beginning of the year and one at the midway point of the year. We value collaboration with our parents and the teachers are looking forward to chatting with you all, about your child during parent-teacher conversations during this week.
2021 is the beginning of a new 4-year school plan that builds on our commitment to the pursuit of excellence through quality teaching and learning in an environment where positive relationships underpin the culture of the school.
School Vision Statement
All at Scotts Head Public school continually develop learner habits, learning strategies and assessment capability that result in at least a years’ worth of growth in all key learning areas. They collaborate and encourage their peers using effective feedback to reflect, adopting the belief to continually improve as lifelong learners.
Our three strategic directions embrace innovative practices that inspire students to become active, confident participants in a rapidly changing world.
A planned approach to student wellbeing processes supports the wellbeing of all students so that they can connect, succeed, thrive and learn. Our purpose is to create a school-wide, collective responsibility for student learning, which is shared by parents and students. We aim to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of all students, to ensure optimum conditions for student learning across the whole school.
Student growth and attainment in Literacy and Numeracy
Excellent teachers have the capacity to transform the lives of students and to inspire and nurture their development as learners. Our purpose is to implement effective, evidenced-based teaching methods that optimise learning progress for all students. Teaching and assessment is responsive and personalised to meet the unique needs of each students. Through a collaborative and reflective approach to planning, teaching and assessment, we create a strong, visible culture in the school that promotes and supports improvement in teaching and learning, with a focus on reading and numeracy.
Enhanced Learner Capabilities through Systems and Practices
Successful learners are creative and productive users of technology who think deeply and logically to solve problems. Teachers facilitate meaningful student-led inquiry that promotes discussion and develops critical and creative thinking. Learners have the belief, skills and learner qualities to be life-long learners.
2020 was a difficult year and our students and teachers rose to the challenges and disruption to regular classroom learning, including both school and remote learning.
In recognition of this disruption our Government and DoE has invested a $337 million program for additional support for students who would benefit most. This will be tailored to their requirements to ensure that students’ educational outcomes continue to improve in 2021.
We have been able to employ Brendan Gillis a highly experienced teacher who will implement small group tuition programs in our school, with a focus on reading.
This funding also helps support our ongoing QuickSmart program with our highly experienced Annie Arnaudon, who provides numeracy support. Thanks to the parents who came along to our information session last Thursday. Find attached a link to a short video to explain how the program works.
Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.
Gillian Stuart - Principal