Kidman Park Primary School
Key priorities at Kidman Park Primary include:
- Walker Learning Approach – embedded across the school from F-7
- STEM – a specialist STEM teacher who works with students and staff across the school
- Student Action Teams – we have 12 teams with over 80 students participating
- A strong wellbeing focus – through our Positive Education program
- Flexible learning spaces – which help develop the general capabilities such as collaboration
- Strong Literacy programs – including Structured Synthetic Phonics program
- A strong Performing Arts Program – with a student driven end of year performance
- Our Japanese language program
- A strong PE program with specialist teacher
- Conductive Education – Our Learning Centre is a centre of excellence in this area
- Excellent intervention programs- including MultiLit, MaqLit, QuickSmart Maths
Our vision is to provide an inclusive, engaging and challenging school that support learners to aspire to:
• Take risks
• Embrace change
• Achieve their full potential
To foster creativity, knowledge and skills for the twenty first century, enabling our learners to be empowered, resilient and informed global citizens.
- We respect and care for ourselves, others, our community and our world.
- We are responsible for what we say, what we mean and what we do
Achieve our best
- We achieve our personal best for ourselves, for others and for the future
Aspire and Soar
We believe in collaborative learning and planning as this ensures consistency across the school, and allows staff to share their expertise. We have the following teaching teams:
Early Years- F-2
Primary Years- 3-5
Middle Years- 6-7
Specialists- Japanese, PE, Health/Positive Education, Performing Arts
21st Century learning skills
Teachers look to provide opportunities for students to learn and use 21st Century learning skills. We have integrated the 21st Century Learning skills below with the General Capabilities from the Australian Curriculum. The skills are:
- Collaboration – students work towards interdependent collaboration where each member of the team has responsibility for their own contribution towards providing a team solution.
- Knowledge construction – students work towards generating ideas and understandings that are new to them through interpretation, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.
- Self–regulation – students are aware of learning goals and success criteria and work towards planning and monitoring their own work, and improve by incorporating feedback.
- Real–world problem–solving and innovation – students develop a successful solution to a real-world problem and implement the solution in the real world.
- Use of ICT for learning – students work towards creating a digital product that can be utilised by a specific audience.
- Skilled communication – students work towards extended or multi-modal communication designed with a particular audience in mind.