Philosophy

Our Vision: Our Best, Every Child - Every Day

 

Our Mission

At Killara Primary School we recognise the extraordinary responsibility and privilege it is to educate our students. All students deserve the right to the best possible education and to achieve their highest potential every day.

 

  • We always aim to demonstrate a high standard of professional and ethical practice by displaying qualities such as dedication, enthusiasm, honesty and respect

  • We consistently design and deliver innovative and inclusive curriculum that supports the needs, abilities, strengths and talents of each individual child

  • We support and encourage each child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive/academic needs, taking into consideration each child’s interests, talents, abilities and aspirations and hold personal contact and connection with every child as an every-day aspiration

  • Our school community (teachers, students and parents) creates a safe, engaging, stimulating, challenging and positive learning environment that promotes learning as an ongoing exploration of our world in an interesting way that encourages risk taking

  • We constantly strive to adopt best practice by keeping informed of initiatives, educational theory, research and learning and teaching strategies, and by always adopting reflective practices utilising student learning data and multiple forms of feedback. We are committed to establishing a professional learning community that models life-long learning

  • The Killara Primary School community works together as a team to ensure the needs of all students are addressed and that our school is held in esteem with our community and beyond

 

Learning and Teaching

Killara Primary School is committed to holistic learning, which caters for each individual – intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and culturally, through:

  • Providing a safe and caring learning environment

  • Collaboration, consultation and community involvement

  • Self-pride and social responsibility

  • High level teaching and learning

  • Student centred approaches catering for individual differences

  • Developing individual learners within a thinking framework to develop initiative and creativity

 

Killara Primary School empowers individuals to make a difference to the quality of their lives and to the aspirations of their community so that students:

  • Are literate in all areas of the curriculum

    • Have a love of learning and are self-motivated
    • Have enquiring minds
    • Can communicate effectively
    • Have the opportunity to achieve and experience success
    • Work independently to achieve and experience success
    • Are critical reflective thinkers
    • Have high self esteem and respect others in the environment

 

We believe each student will succeed through experiencing quality in:

  • A comprehensive integrated curriculum that provides depth and breadth of experiences

    • A safe caring environment that values the individual community needs and supports risk taking
    • An innovative learning environment that is stimulating and challenging
    • A culture that values collaborative work practices
    • Links being made between home, school and the community
    • A technology rich environment that fosters communication and connectedness with the global community

 

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a thinking school in a learning community by:

  • Ensuring that teaching and learning is modelled by all members of the learning community and part of an evaluative process

  • Being brave and proud in all that we do

  • Celebrating individual and group achievements

  • Managing through open and effective communication