In 2017 we began a process of developing a set of guiding statements: a vision, a mission and school values. Students, staff and community members were consulted in the development of the vision and mission with aim of creating a shared sense of purpose and identity for the school. A clear message from our parent community was that family was central to the success and development of every child and they therefore wished for this to be encapsulated in the vision. Our school values, developed through a similar process a few years early, were central to school life and, as such, would form part of the guiding statements. A consistent message from the entire school community was that we recognise the essential provision of holistic care and education for children. Our vision encapsulates what we want to realise, every day, for every child. Our aims are how we will strive to achieve this. Our values, and values characters, serve as an accessible vehicle through which to foster positive traits in our students and community. Our vision and aims guide every action we take, supported by the mantra that every decision we make is made in the best interest of our children.
St Georges Road Primary School ensures every student receives an outstanding, well-rounded education. We provide an inclusive, nurturing environment and recognise the importance of encompassing the academic, physical, social and emotional aspects of learning and development. Our School, families and community work together in a partnership that ensures every child reaches their full potential.
To realise our vision we will:
- provide a warm, welcoming and structured environment in which students feel safe, happy and motivated to learn
- within an inclusive environment, foster a sense of self-belief and confidence in students to be the best they can be
- have high expectations that challenge all learners and a belief that everyone can succeed
- plan for, and deliver, high quality teaching and learning experiences based on high impact, evidence-based research
- place students at the centre of the learning experience; valuing student voice and promoting independence in action and thought
- provide a broad and enriching curriculum that includes the arts
- promote the value of ‘otherness’, celebrating and celebrate our culturally diverse community and the opportunities this affords us
- look for opportunities to work in partnership with families and the community to assist one another in supporting our students
- through our school values, assist students in developing their leadership, dispositions, traits and values that enable them to be happy, healthy, resilient and successful individuals when they transition to High School and beyondnow and into the future