Our Philosophy and Vision


School Vision:
Our school’s vision is to prepare our students to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community.  We aim to prepare our students to contend with a very dynamic 21st century, in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.  We aspire to provide a consistent contemporary approach to teaching and learning aligned to best-practice instructional strategies in a purposeful learning environment.

Our values are based on our desire to nurture an environment based on the development of positive relationships between all members of the school and wider community, and the pursuit of excellence with an emphasis on persistence and effort in achieving personal best.

The programs of, and teaching in, the school both support and promote the principles and practices of Australian democracy including a commitment to:

  • An elected government.

  • The rule of law.

  • Equal rights for all before the law.

  • Freedom of religion.

  • Freedom of speech and association.

  • The values of openness and tolerance.

Statements which affirm the school’s principles are found in the vision of the school and in documents such as our information handbooks.

 

Enactment of school philosophy

In all documents, in all practice by students and teachers, in work with the School Council and the community, in all teaching and learning programs, in all school initiatives, in all internal and external interactions, in all organisational structures and practices the vision of the school will sit at the centre and there will be expectations about all work aligning with the school vision.  Regular evaluation processes will be in place to measure performance in all areas of the school with respect to the implementation of the vision and values of the school.

A detailed list of school policies will sit within this vision to support our philosophy.

 

Our Purpose

To equip the school with the best human and physical resources to maximise the opportunities for all members of the school community to achieve excellence.

Our purpose is supported by the following mission:
For our students
  • To provide the opportunity for all students to achieve their full educational and personal potential
For our staff
  • To provide opportunities for staff development through ongoing professional growth in a supportive, harmonious and challenging environment
For our community
  • To provide an environment for learning that reflects and supports our community's goals and values
 
Our five major school values are:
 
1. Respect
Each person responds sensitively to the ideas, thoughts and needs of others without dismissing or degrading them. Differences are acknowledged, and all members of the school are able to accept both praise and criticism
 
2. Responsibility
Each person tries hard to complete the tasks that have been accepted or assigned to the best of their ability. We are all accountable for our behaviour,
 
3. Honesty
Each person carries out their responsibilities carefully. Staff, parents and students share their ideas openly, in a climate of trust,
 
4. Persistence
Each person is to approach tasks willingly and with the determination to succeed. It does matter that a task is completed once it is begun.
 
5. Excellence
Each person strives to achieve their personal best, taking pride in their environment and their school.
 
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS:
Nar Nar Goon Primary School is committed to child safety.
  • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
  • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
  • We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
  • We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
  • Our school is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
  • Our school has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
  • Our schools is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.