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Mission & Values

At Mareeba State School, our mission statement is:
"Every Day in Every Classroom, Every Student is Learning and Achieving."

We commit to focusing on:
High Quality Expectations
ü  Having challenging academic targets
ü  Every child is learning and achieving
 
High Quality Relationships
ü  Positive behaviour for learning practices that ensure that students are safe and happy to attend our school
ü  Positive relationships between staff, students and families are fostered to maintain a supportive educational environment
ü  Strong partnerships between the school and community are promoted and encouraged
 
High Quality Curriculum
ü  Ongoing refinement of school curriculum, teaching practices, assessment and reporting for Early Phase of Learning and Middle Phase of Learning, in accordance with the Australian Curriculum, the Qld P-12 Framework and current educational research
ü  Curriculum integration and promotion of Information and Communication Technology (computers) to ensure all students are learning and achieving
ü  The school’s Performing Arts programs will continue to be seen as making our school distinctive
 
High Quality Teaching
ü  Implementation of an explicit teaching approach including a Whole School Pedagogy – I do, We do, You do and the use of Warm Ups to embed critical content in long term memory
ü  Development of consistent delivery of a focussed reading program throughout the whole school
ü  Continued development of effective Early Education teaching practices with a focus on literacy and numeracy
ü  Implantation of an effective intervention program to ensure students meet year level expectations and targets
ü  Differentiated approaches that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
ü  Professional development for staff driven by whole school initiatives and curriculum offerings
 
School Values and Beliefs
The School:
ü  Acknowledges individual patterns of child growth (physical, social, emotional and intellectual) and develops learning experiences in a way that facilitates continuous and systematic learning for the “whole child”.
ü  Acknowledges that each child is an individual and builds upon the needs and interests of children as well as considering their individual learning styles.
ü  Is aware of the variety of cultural backgrounds in our school and community, and provides opportunities for all to be exposed to the diversity of cultural heritage.
ü  Will endeavour to meet the needs of the community and to recognise education as being a partnership between the teachers, students, parents and community.
ü  Believes discipline and manners will be expected and re-enforced in the school community.
ü  Will take responsibility in preparing young people for informed and effective participation as citizens in our society through progressive and continuous programming in curricular and extra curricular areas.
ü  Will extend social and intellectual horizons by exposing the children to processes and skills which they will be able to use in future situations in our ever-changing society.
ü  Believes that the act of learning is not isolated.  Life skills will be taught through problem solving in contextual situations.
ü  Believes all children should have equal opportunity at school, and that each child learns to take responsibility for his/her own education.
ü  Fosters the independence and resilience of the learner.
ü  Believes in promoting a classroom and school environment that creates positive attitudes, promotes cooperation, encourages participation, is safe, non-threatening, stimulating and enjoyable where learning and teaching are valued.
ü  Believes in professional development and professional support for all.
ü  Believes that collaboration and participative decision-making are necessary for the best functioning of the school