Mission Statement

Aims

Evatt Primary School aims to:

  • Provide an education that is both meaningful and relevant to the child in a happy, secure and caring environment.
  • Ensure that each child is provided with the opportunities to be proficient in the skills outlined in the curriculum statements.

Goals

Programs are designed to extend children to their full potential through:

  • Thinking clearly, independently and critically.
  • Expressing themselves and communicating effectively in oral and written language.
  • Reading effectively with understanding.
  • Becoming confident and competent in the use of numerical thinking and language.
  • Using resources including Information Technology to access and process information.
  • Achieving a balanced physical development and acquiring an understanding of biological and physical needs.
  • Developing and using imagination and creativity.
  • Developing independence and a capacity for self-discipline.
  • Developing the ability to work productively and cooperatively.
  • Acquiring an attitude of cooperation, mutual respect, understanding, tolerance and trust.
  • Developing a sense of identity, of personal and social needs and respect for people and property.

Mission Statement

In a caring environment we will achieve our full potential.

The Mission Statement was developed in 1991 with the input from students, parents & staff, and encompasses all those groups in its intended outcomes.

The mission is child-centred with team teaching as a feature. In a cooperative atmosphere teachers, children and parents can work together to develop each child's talents, skills and abilities to the greatest possible extent.

Evatt School embraces the Early Years Learning Framework (Preschool) and the Australian Curriculum. The development of the Australian Curriculum is guided by the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, adopted by the Ministerial Council in December 2008. The Melbourne Declaration emphasises the importance of knowledge, skills and understandings of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities as the basis for a curriculum designed to support 21st century learning.

The F-10 Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. It describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It makes clear what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.

ACARA has developed the Australian Curriculum in consultation with states and territories. Education Authorities in each state and territory have responsibility for implementation of the Australian Curriculum and for supporting schools and teachers. Further information is available at http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Home.

Additionally, we believe that learning is designed to extend our students to their full potential:

  • to develop skills to think clearly, independently and critically
  • to express themselves and communicate effectively in oral and written language
  • to read with comprehension, accuracy, fluency and extending vocabulary
  • to be confident and competent in the use of numerical thinking and language
  • to use resources including Information Technology to access and process information
  • to achieve a balanced physical development and acquire an understanding of biological and physical needs
  • to develop and use imagination and creativity
  • to develop independence and a capacity for self-discipline
  • to develop the ability to work productively and cooperatively
  • to acquire an attitude of cooperation, mutual respect, understanding, tolerance and trust
  • to develop a sense of identity, of personal and social needs and respect for people and property.