School Wide Pedagogy

Guiding Principles

Statement of Belief

We value a learning environment that is:

Quality Learning Environment

  • Engaging, positive, supportive, safe and inclusive.



  • Flexible, collaborative, organised and well resourced.


  • Supportive of independence, displays and celebrates learning and provides a range of scaffolds and models.



  • Welcoming, organised and well maintained to support student engagement.


  • Contemporary, flexible and inspiring to support student engagement.


  • Access to a suitable range of resources, particularly technology.


We value learning experiences that;

Quality Learning Experiences

  • are meaningful, purposeful,contextual and relevant to life experiences



  • are motivating, engaging, collaborative and inspiring




  • are data informed, planned collaboratively, explicit, scaffolded, encourage risk taking and success orientated.



  • have a strong oral language focus and allow for the gradual release of responsibility (GRoR)

  • Student centered, dynamic and differentiated in response to the diverse needs of the students.


  • Designed to engage students in purposeful and challenging experiences that inspire lifelong learning.


  • Collaboratively planned, in response to data to build on existing knowledge and provide opportunities to develop skills in understanding, thinking and creativity.


  • Strategically planned and employ interactive and communicative classroom strategies for the continuing development of oral language.



We value teachers who;

Teachers

  • are passionate, motivated, innovative, knowledgeable, flexible and open to learning


  • are explicit, challenge, scaffold, set high expectation


  • set realistic goals and clearly articulate learning intentions



  • monitor learning and provide timely, constructive feedback



  • build student relationships and have high respect for students.

  • Life long learners who are committed to whole school and student improvement.


  • Proficient at creating an optimal classroom climate for learning.


  • Collaborate as reflective practitioners to improve learning and teaching, informed by relevant data.


  • Adept at monitoring student problems and assessing level of progress and provide relevant feedback.


  • Develop positive relationships and have a thorough knowledge of students and how they learn.


We value students who are:

Students

  • Self motivated, passionate, engaged, collaborative and effective communicators.


  • Inquisitive, ask questions and engage in inquiry and problem solving.




  • Positive, confident, organised and connected to their school.


  • Effective communicators who make connections and grow through opportunities to wonder, think, create.


  • Independent and collaborative learners, who experience growth and success through risk taking and reflection.


  • Thrive in a learning community of trust, friendship, pride and purpose.