School Profile

Environmental Context

The school is located in a rural setting 10 kilometres from the township of Portland (population approximately 10,000) Sixty percent of students travel to and from school on buses from the surrounding rural properties. The labour market in the surrounding area is unstable. Current enrolment is 95 and future projections are difficult to predict in the current economic environment. The school has interactive whiteboards or Apple TV’s in every classroom with computers at a ratio of better than 1:2. Grade 4, 5 and 6 students have access to their own ipads. Currently we have 6 excellent classroom spaces as well as a separate Library and Art room.

The school has an extensive range of play spaces for children including one oval (incorporating soccer, football and cricket), netball court, basketball court, access to tennis courts, 2 sand pits and 3 adventure playgrounds. The school has a well-established vegetable garden.

Purpose

To provide a supportive school community which engages and challenges the students to strive for their personal best in order to become valued members of the local and global community.

Values

The values which form the basis of the actions of the whole school community are:

  • Respect for each other and our environment
  • Integrity in all our actions
  • Care, commitment and responsibility
  • Confidence to approach the new and the familiar
  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Individual success
  • Persistence and Resilience
  • Academic Excellence
  • Working restoratively