Expectations of staff, parents, caregivers and the community
EXPECTATIONS OF STAFF
Teachers and Education Support Staff at Plenty Parklands Primary School are expected to provide a supportive and challenging learning environment for students by:
- living by and modelling the school values.
- having an understanding of how students develop and learn.
- recognising that all students have the capacity to learn and be taught.
- recognising and catering for individual student’s differences, backgrounds, abilities and learning styles.
- promoting high, but achievable expectations for all students.
- encouraging students to take increasing responsibility for their learning. (We call this the Gradual Release of Responsibility, GRR)
- nurturing self-esteem by being positive about learning and behaviour.
- managing student behaviour and welfare in strict accordance with the school’s values.
- incorporating best practice in teaching and learning.
- maximising effective teaching and learning time within structured programs.
- implementing school policies and programs in accordance with DET requirements.
- ensuring that the classroom and school environment is safe, caring and purposeful.
- monitoring and assessing students using a variety of techniques within the school’s assessment policy and schedule.
- reporting to students and parents in a meaningful, clear and accurate manner .
EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS, CAREGIVERS AND THE COMMUNITY
In providing the highest quality learning environment, PPPS values the strong interdependent relationship between the school and families. It is now an accepted reality that children from families that are supportive of their school’s policies and programs have better attitudes to learning and to school in general, than those children whose parents do not become engaged in their child’s education.
The school community includes the students, parents/guardians of the children at the school, people who work at the school, people who use our facilities and the people who live or work near the school.
It is expected that parents, guardians, caregivers and community members will:
- live by and model the school values.
- be actively engaged in their children's learning.
- keep themselves informed about and support the school's activities.
- attend parent/student/teacher conferences and information sessions.
- respect the professionalism of teachers and education support staff.
- support the school in fundraising efforts.
- support the School Strategic Plan.
- abide by school policies and processes.
- make contact with their child’s teacher in a respectful way.
The school encourages the community's support and participation in:
- classroom assistance,
- consultative decision making,
- school council, sub committees, coffee and chat group,
- school sports programs,
- excursions and camps,
- Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) for prep students,
- school social activities, particularly the annual Family Fun Night and year level events,
- buildings and grounds, special projects,
- year level activities,
- organising and attending special events,
- sick bay linen roster,
- lost property processes,
- choir, band, dance,
- biennial concert, biennial P-4 family dance,
- Library – replacing books on shelves.
Staff and students follow appropriate protocols and processes and act in a way that reflects our values when dealing with community members. It is expected that community members will reciprocate.
- Year Levels
- Enrolment Forum and Tour Bookings for 2022 Enrolments
- Expressions of Interest Forms
- Welcome Pack - Prep to Year 6 2021
- Prep Transition 2021
- Health and Wellbeing
- Student Support Staff
- Brain Food Program
- Yard Duty
- Disabilities Program
- Digital Learning
- Useful Websites