State School is a unique community where our entire staff feel and demonstrate
a collective responsibility for each child’s learning and development. This represents an incredible collaborative
approach where each student is nurtured from year to year with teachers
maintaining a consistent interest in each child’s success.
promote and teach students and community about our values of:
• Respect and
This enables our school to ensure we have a well-disciplined
environment where children are encouraged to think creatively and to engage in
a range of problem solving processes.
These values underpin our School’s Responsible Behaviour Plan for
Students and provide the opportunity to teach valuable life lessons.
We have a strong
focus on academic learning particularly in the areas of English, Maths and
Science. We are continually striving to
find ways to ensure that we have aligned our resources to make sure that we
have access to current and up to date resources to use everyday to support
student learning. Our teachers frequently engage in on-going professional
development to ensure their skills remain at the forefront of current research
blending with tried and true pedagogical practice.
Central to our
approach is the value that we place on partnerships with families and care
providers. This value is demonstrated in many ways, both formally and
informally via regular class snippets on Facebook, the fortnightly newsletter,
and conversations with parents by phone and at interviews. Parents are always welcome to come to the
classrooms to volunteer their time or to simply investigate what their child is
working on. Interviews with teachers need to take place outside of class
teaching time to ensure that the teacher’s focus is where it should be – on
teaching each child! Of course we have a
very active P&C and a myriad of ways families can be involved with our school.
I encourage you to
spend time at home engaging with your child about their learning – support our
school’s home reading program by reading to or with your child every day and
then talking to them about the text; ask
your child to share with you the best part of their day and to explain what
they learned. Importantly, get to know
your child’s teacher and continue the partnerships that have already been made.
of Torquay State School I enjoy taking an active role in our learning programs and working with students.
Torquay State School