At Mareeba State School, our mission statement is:
'Every Day in Every Classroom, Every Student is Learning and Achieving.
We commit to focusing on
challenging academic targets
- Every child is
learning and achieving
behaviour for learning practices that ensure that students are safe and happy
to attend our school
relationships between staff, students and families are fostered to maintain a
supportive educational environment
partnerships between the school and community are promoted and encouraged
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
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
- 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
- Implantation of
an effective intervention program to ensure students meet year level
expectations and targets
approaches that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
development for staff driven by whole school initiatives and curriculum
School Values and Beliefs
- 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
- 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
- Fosters the independence and resilience of the
- 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