2016 Statewide Education Excellence Awards- Finalists
In 2016 the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Hon. James Merlino MP announced Campbells Creek and Guildford Primary School (out of 550 schools in the state) as 1 of 3 finalists in the ‘Outstanding School Advancement’ category.
As our community knows, we have worked incredibly hard over the past three years to transform our teaching and learning practices, particularly in the area of Maths.
We have gone from low engagement and results in Maths to being a school other educators visit and our students are going from strength to strength as a result!
We made a decision three years ago to be the school that is known for being brilliant at our ‘core business’ of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic and we are incredibly proud of how much we have achieved together as a result. It is onwards and upwards for our fantastic schools!
The information below was featured on the Department of Education's Awards website:
Campbells Creek and Guildford Primary Schools
Growing a Community of Maths Learners
Campbells Creek Primary School's successful approach to teaching and learning maths has been captured in a case study and provided to every Victorian public school.
A course at Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership undertaken by the school’s maths leadership team paved the way for a long journey towards researching and customising the school's approach to maths education.
As a result of the changes, identified student skills are at the core of targeted teaching, and levels of engagement have dramatically improved.
The school has shared its story at the Mathematics Association of Victoria's Annual Conference and other schools have visited Campbells Creek, and its annexe site at Guildford, to witness the program in action.
2016 BUDA Schools Vegie Challenge- Winners
We have a very dedicated group of gardeners in our school and they are assisted by our amazing group of parent helpers (who are coordinated by our brilliant parent volunteer, Rachel Honeychurch)
Each year BUDA Historic Home and Garden in Castlemaine run a Schools Vegie Garden Challenge for all schools in the Mt Alexander Shire.
In 2016 we were delighted to be announced as co-winners of this competition with Baringhup Primary School.
Our students are very passionate about our veggie garden and, with the help of our community volunteers, have taken this to a new level this year! Congratulations!
2016 Premier's Volunteer Champion Awards- Shortlisted
Last term we nominated one of our amazing volunteer helpers for a Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award. These awards recognize volunteers around our state who go above and beyond, are making a positive difference in our community and who are making our State a better place.
We received a notification at the end of term 3 that our nominee, Rachel Honeychurch, was shortlisted in these awards and is to receive a special commendation certificate as a result of her efforts.
All of the staff and students are truly grateful to Rachel for all the leadership and support she provides to our school.
Rachel exemplifies all of our school values in the work she does with educating our students (and staff) about food production and fresh and nutritious eating.
Rachel’s passion for gardening shines through each and every week and her inclusive and respectful approach ensures all students can have a go at becoming the next greenthumb in our community.
Thankyou for #beingthechange Rachel!
2015 Making IT Happen Award
In 2015 our principal, Narissa Leung, was presented with the 'Making IT Happen' award by Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria.
The Making IT Happen Award honours outstanding educators and leaders who are committed to transforming education through innovative technology integration. This internationally recognised program identifies visionaries around the world who cultivate connected, empowered learners in all schools.
The International Society for Technology in Education, ISTE, and its affiliates have presented this award to more than 500 worthy leaders since the program began in 1995.
This award celebrates something that’s very important — those innovators who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving learning opportunities for students. These are people who:
1. Apply available technology now
2. Move forward and don't look back
3. See students as real people
4. Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging and nurturing
5. Recognise that further change is necessary, but understand that it is a process
6. Realise that teacher empowerment is the key element to technology integration
7. Expect success
8. Motivate through awareness and access to information.