Chapman Valley Primary School (5097)

School Overview

Chapman Valley Primary School is located in the hills of Nabawa, 453km North-East of Perth or 40km North-East of Geraldton, belonging to the Mid-West Education region. Surrounded by fields of wheat, lupins and canola, our school hosts 38 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 6. Students attending Chapman Valley Primary School come from the farming and broader community of the surrounding district with a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds. Two school buses provide transport for out of town students.

Our school is very well resourced. Each classroom has between 9-20 computers and an iPad for each student, and we have a comprehensive library collection, numerous musical instruments and modern teaching aids, including interactive whiteboards. The playgrounds provide a wonderful place for students to enjoy themselves, with a large focus on 'nature play' within our gorgeous nature playground, where students can build cubbies, climb, jump, create, play and explore.

At Chapman Valley Primary School, our shared vision is of a school where children are nurtured, educated and challenged in a supportive and safe learning environment. It is a vision of a school, which, by use of the most effective 21st Century teaching and learning practices, will develop balanced and capable adults who value achievement, motivation and life-long learning, while demonstrating pride in themselves, their school and community.

Our overarching value is about kindness: We are kind to others, kind to the environment and kind to ourselves.

At Chapman Valley Primary School we believe that all students can succeed in all learning areas regardless of gender, race, cultural background and ability. Opportunities are provided for students to achieve success in a safe and encouraging learning environment where their input is valued.

In order to achieve this, the Chapman Valley Primary School staff and school community believe our role is to:

* Grow happy, capable and successful students that are effective communicators, independent life-long learners and active members of society.
* Foster a love of learning in all students to develop their skills and strengths across all areas of the curriculum.
* Ensure each student feels valued in a secure and inclusive environment in which tasks are engaging, motivating, challenging, age appropriate and achievable.
* Promptly identify students with specific needs and provide developmentally appropriate programs which encourage them to achieve their full potential.
* Provide a balanced program to meet students' needs that:
* Envelops explicit teaching and student-centred learning experiences as outlined in the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model; and utilises well researched, best practice curriculum and instructional strategies.
* Provide timely and appropriate feedback to students in regard to their learning and achievement.
* Continue to evolve as a Professional Learning Community by supporting each other through collaboration, professional discussions and peer observations in order that we all continue to be life-long learners and model this to our students.
* Develop a climate of mutual respect to support common goals, using effective communication within organised procedures, whilst recognising each other's roles and respecting boundaries.