Collaborative and cooperative staff, parent and school community effort are recognised as a major factor supporting the ability of Flinders View Primary School to respond constructively to student needs. Addressing reconciliation issues is important to the future success of all students at the school. We provide a preschool service for 3-year-old Aboriginal students.
Literacy and numeracy are the focus of our site learning plan. We strive to improve the performance of our students in NAPLAN testing in trying to close the gap between our results and the state average. High levels of transience into and out of the school and between schools in the town is a major issue with as many as 33 per cent of our student population enrolling in Term 1 only to move back to their original northern schools at a gradual rate during the year and then return the following year.
We have improved teaching and learning spaces and play environments throughout the school to support collaborative, cooperative learning, leading to pride and ownership among students,staff and the community and a much reduced incidence of vandalism. Major priorities are literacy and the use of information technologies.
Our program is stimulating in order to expand childrens intellectual, physical, social and creative capacities and deepen their capacity to think and learn. We aim to meet the needs of each child and provide opportunity to include childrens voice at every opportunity to enhance dispositions for learning. Our school community has been active in developing well-presented and purposeful facilities that assist in creating an effective learning environment. The school is well resourced and works towards ensuring students are matched with resources needed to equip them for their future.
We believe that young children learn best when they have a sense of belonging they are actively engaged and interested. Children need time and opportunity to make choices think critically and creatively to problem solve act independently and to work collaboratively with their peers.Staff also recognise the importance of supporting student well-being developing positive behaviours and having a healthy approach to life. We believe positive relationships are essential to quality teaching and learning and that parent involvement strengthens our programme and student outcomes
The classroom programmes are developed from the Australian Curriculum and reflect an approach that caters for a spread of learning needs. We have programmes and strategies for supporting students with particular learning needs as well as ensuring we challenge and extend students. Teaching and learning programmes focus on developing a depth of skill and understanding at each students level. The development of learning skills and knowledge are fundamental in all our work. The culture at the school involves a team approach to educating and supporting all children.