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Educational Programs                            

  • The school is arranged in four levels. Straight grades operate in Foundation whilst all other grades are multi aged. Staff plan in teams using an integrated curriculum approach and programs are delivered through a 2-year inquiry based curriculum plan incorporating thinking skills.
  • Classroom programs are supported by specialist teachers in Indonesian, Library, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. In addition, support programs are offered in Reading Recovery and Literacy Support programs. A wide variety of extra curricula activities including  Choir, private music tuition, GATE ways and Robotics ensure that there is something for every child. Parents are supported through programs such as Developing Literacy Partnerships, Classroom Helpers and a variety of information nights on student wellbeing and classroom programs throughout the year.
  • A strong Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) supports students funded under the Department of Education and Early Childhood’s Disability and Impairment program through the appointment of Education Support staff who work in conjunction with teachers and families to support special needs. Weekly Life Skills sessions are a feature of this program.

 

Learning Community                             

          

At APPS our purpose as an effective learning community is to believe in the achievement of excellence and the fulfilment of potential in a happy, caring and safe environment where students, staff and families feel a strong connection to each other and the school. We are committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning. We actively engage students in a range of authentic learning experiences. Through these our children will develop understandings and competencies needed to be successful learners and citizens in a rapidly changing world.Close

 

  • Our commitment to the Performing Arts is evident in our class music programs, choir and annual school production where each child is given an opportunity to shine through drama and music. A purpose built performing arts centre provides individual music tuition rooms as well as a brilliant performing arts studio.

 

  • Student voice is encouraged through our Junior School Council with representatives from all classes, led by School Captains and staff members. Leadership opportunities for students include: School Captains and Vice Captains, House Captains and Vice Captains, Junior School Councillors, Environmental Leaders and Peer Mediators (Peace Makers program).

 

  • A strong transition program exists for students from Kindergarten to Foundation, from level to level within the school and from Year 6 to Year 7 which promotes confidence, independence and prepares them for the next stage of their learning.

 

  • Students and staff enjoy a state of the art Information and Communication Technologies program  with interactive whiteboards and mobile technologies in all classrooms.

 

 

  • APPS provides an Out of School Hours Care program through Camp Australia. This program supports families by offering before and after school care from Monday to Friday. A Holiday Program is offered for most school holidays and curriculum days throughout the year. Childcare is also provided for many programs operating after hours enabling parents to make the most of opportunities that are on offer at various times of the yearPlease visit www.campaustralia.com.au for more information.


Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities of the School Community                                                       

Every member of the school community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

Students

Rights

Responsibilities

Students have a right to:

  • work in a secure environment where, without intimidation, bullying (including cyber-bullying) or harassment, they are able to fully develop their talents, interests and ambition
  • participate fully in the school’s educational program

 

Students have a responsibility to:

  • participate fully in the school’s educational program and to attend school regularly. Students should also be expected to display positive behaviours that demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and all other members of the school community.
  • demonstrate respect for the rights of others, including the right to learn. They will contribute to an engaging educational experience for themselves and other students.
  • be encouraged and supported to take greater responsibility for their own learning and participation as members of the whole school community as they progress through school. This involves developing as individual learners who increasingly manage their own learning and growth by setting goals and managing resources to achieve these goals.

Parents/Carers

Rights

Responsibilities

Parents/carers have a right to:

  • expect that their children will be educated in a secure environment in which care, courtesy and respect for the rights of others are encouraged

 

Parents/carers have a responsibility to:

  • promote positive educational outcomes for their children by taking an active interest in their child’s educational progress and by modelling positive behaviours.
  • ensure their child’s regular attendance at school
  • engage in regular and constructive communication with school staff regarding their child’s learning.
  • support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

Teachers

Rights

Responsibilities

Teachers have a right to:

  • expect that they will be able to teach in an orderly and cooperative environment
  • be informed, within Privacy requirements,  about matters relating to students that will affect the teaching and learning program for that student

 

Teachers have a responsibility to:

  • fairly, reasonably and consistently implement the engagement policy
  • know how students learn and how to teach them effectively
  • know the content they teach
  • know their students
  • plan and assess for effective learning
  • create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments
  • use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning