Mission and 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

  • Having challenging academic targets
  • Every child is learning and achieving

High Quality Relationships

  • Positive behaviour for learning practices that ensure that students are safe and happy to attend our school
  • Positive relationships between staff, students and families are fostered to maintain a supportive educational environment
  • Strong partnerships between the school and community are promoted and encouraged

High Quality Curriculum

  • 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
  • Curriculum integration and promotion of Information and Communication Technology (computers) to ensure all students are learning and achieving
  • The school’s Performing Arts programs will continue to be seen as making our school distinctive

High Quality Teaching

  • 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
  • Development of consistent delivery of a focussed reading program throughout the whole school
  • Continued development of effective Early Education teaching practices with a focus on literacy and numeracy
  • Implantation of an effective intervention program to ensure students meet year level expectations and targets
  • Differentiated approaches that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
  • Professional development for staff driven by whole school initiatives and curriculum offerings

School Values and Beliefs

The School

  • 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”.
  • Acknowledges that each child is an individual and builds upon the needs and interests of children as well as considering their individual learning styles.
  • 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.
  • Will endeavour to meet the needs of the community and to recognise education as being a partnership between the teachers, students, parents and community.
  • Believes discipline and manners will be expected and re-enforced in the school community.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Believes that the act of learning is not isolated.  Life skills will be taught through problem solving in contextual situations.
  • Believes all children should have equal opportunity at school, and that each child learns to take responsibility for his/her own education.
  • Fosters the independence and resilience of the learner.
  • 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.
  • Believes in professional development and professional support for all.
  • Believes that collaboration and participative decision-making are necessary for the best functioning of the school
Last reviewed 09 March 2021
Last updated 09 March 2021