City Beach Primary School (5103)

School Overview

City Beach Primary School is a vibrant, dynamic and inclusive community of learners, steeped in cultural diversity. Established in 1958, we have a rich history and traditions that span over 60 years. Our community serves approximately 220 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and their families.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our students to be: curious and creative individuals; balanced in their approach to learning and wellbeing; committed to sustainable practices; and positive contributors to our world.

We believe in the importance of knowing our people: students, staff, families and our local community. Knowing each child, how they learn, where they are in their learning and what they need to succeed to exceed their potential. This is what matters to us and drives our improvement focus.

The school population is an inclusive multicultural blend with a number of families making City Beach their school of choice when moving from overseas. In 2018, City Beach Primary School welcomed the Japanese School onto the campus; the two schools take advantage of the recent upgrades to the school and share facilities. Although the two schools operate independently, all students benefit from this unique opportunity for cultural exchange.

Students benefit from open spaces, expansive ovals, courts, nature play areas and playgrounds. Recent building up-grades include: a purpose built Library; Early Childhood Centre; Undercover Assembly Area; an Arts Centre; together with contemporary classroom spaces; that collectively create a vibrant learning environment. Our school facilities have benefitted from Department maintenance initiatives, grants and school support over the last few years. The recent addition of the Science Lab, resurfaced play and undercover areas, enhanced digital resources and infrastructure; places us in a good position to extend science, STEM/STEAM learning. The use of an agreed inquiry process is intended to cultivate curiosity and creativity in our community of learners.

High quality teaching and learning is the core business at City Beach Primary School. Evidence-based programs including iStar lesson design are incorporated to provide all students with an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that both connect and challenge their knowledge, skills and values to ensure they become autonomous, self-motivated learners. The school endeavours to engage students' interests and challenge them to excel in an inclusive and diverse learning environment. On-going whole-school professional learning for staff provides a consistent approach to learning. Through regular performance development and professional learning, teachers ensure that their programs and planning address the needs of 21st century learners.

City Beach Primary School encourages high levels of participation in academic, sporting, cultural and social programs. We encourage students to become independent and confident learners in an inclusive and enjoyable learning environment. Leadership opportunities are open to students across all year levels. Our Year 6 students undertake a wide range of leadership tasks including radio broadcasts, charity fundraising, and the organisation of recess and lunchtime activities.

The school provides specialist programs across all year levels in Visual Arts, Physical Education and Music as well as Japanese Language Studies for Years 2-6. Our music program also offers students the opportunity to join the school choir and for selected students in Years 5 and 6, access to tuition from a clarinet specialist teacher via the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS). The Visual Arts program has a strong focus on Australian contemporary art where students learn from practicing artists through excursions and incursions. Each year the school community is invited to participate in Sculptures @ City Beach, an exhibition judged by local and national artists. Physical Education is a way of life at City Beach. There is a wide range of before and after school programs offered to all students with the aim to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all.

Our students' well-being and educational needs benefit from a dedicated and experienced staff who are supported by an active and equally dedicated school community. The You Can Do It (YCDI) social and emotional learning program supports the social and emotional needs of students while teaching the key strategies that assist in unlocking their treasure chest to success and happiness. The YCDI program is underpinned by the Five Keys to Success: Getting Along; Confidence; Resilience; Persistence; and Organisation; these are promoted throughout the school.

All that City Beach strives to achieve is supported by a committed and involved community who make many highly valued contributions to the school, its staff and students. This contribution is both informal and at a school management and operational level through the Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association and School Board.

At City Beach Primary School our motto Achieving Together with Pride and our three core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are integral to all that we do. Visit our website to find out more: