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Mission and values

'Our school is a community in which people are valued and our students are given the opportunity to develop in learning, responsibility and character'.

School motto

'Strive to excel'.

Vision

Our school is a community of learners in which every person is valued and able to take advantage of a range of opportunities to achieve personal academic success and to develop in responsibility and character. In essence every student matters, everyday.

Values and beliefs

Babinda P-12 State School values the diversity of its community and student population and the focus of our teaching across all year levels is the strong development of Standard Australian English, numeracy skills and of socially and emotionally well balanced students. Foremost we believe that every student can learn and as a school we should be doing whatever it takes to ensure they are achieving their highest academic potential.

At Babinda P-12 State School we value:    

  • Quality teaching and learning.
  • Quality behaviour.
  • Quality relationships.
  • Quality outcomes

To meet this vision statement and values, Babinda P-12 State School is committed to students, quality teaching and accountability. We use key conditions, key elements and key strategies to meet standards and targets that we have designed to help us continue to strive for the best learning outcomes for all students.

We believe children are more likely to learn when the following key conditions are present and as a community we strive to provide them:

  • Expectation: children can and will learn.
  • Prior knowledge: Learning is constructed from where children are at both socially and academically. We build in and build on prior knowledge.
  • Environment: Non–threatening, where the problem solving approach of 'have a go’ is encouraged.
  • Integration: Literacy, numeracy and Information communication technology (ICT) are taught across all other subject areas.
  • Learning activities: Structured, sequenced, achievable, enjoyable.
  • Learning style: Predominately 'hands on’ and visual but with differentiation to encompass all learning styles.
  • Grouping: Daily whole group experiences, daily small group experiences, daily independent experiences to cater for differing learning levels.
  • Resources: Material resources - ability, interest level, quantity and quality, human resources - trained and enthusiastic.
  • Continuous assessment: To enable appropriate intervention and scaffolding.
  • Evaluation/reflection:
    • Appropriateness of programs, activities, teaching strategies.
    • Formal and informal collegial discussions.
    • Sharing best practice sessions.
  • Good public relations: Worthwhile partnerships.