City Beach Primary School (5103)

School Overview

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.

Established in 1956, approximately 160 students, from Kindergarten to Year 6, attend the school that is located in the western suburbs with views of the Indian Ocean. While only minutes from the city centre City Beach Primary School is set amidst open spaces with well-established gardens, expansive playing fields, courts and playgrounds. Students benefit from building up-grades that include a purpose built library, early-childhood centre, undercover assembly area and an Arts centre

The school population has a multicultural blend with a number of families making City Beach Primary School 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 up-grades to the school and share facilities. Although the two schools operate independently, all students benefit from this unique opportunity for cultural exchange.

High quality teaching and learning is the core business at City Beach Primary School. Evidence-based programs including iStar are incorporated to provide all students are provided with an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that both connect and challenge their knowledge, skills and values as well as ensuring 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 provides a consistent approach to learning. Through regular performance management and professional learning teachers ensure that their programs address the needs of 21st century learners.

City Beach Primary School encourages high levels of participation in academic, sporting, cultural and social programs. The aim is to encourage students to become independent and confident learners in an inclusive and enjoyable learning environment. A wide range of leadership opportunities are given to students across all the years with the Year 6 class undertaking on a wider range of leadership tasks including radio broadcast, charity fundraising and 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 3 to 6. Within the music program, students are offered the opportunity to join the school choir and specialist teachers from the School of Instrumental Music (SIM) complement the program with tuition for selected students in Years 5 and 6 in clarinet. 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 at 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 that are offered to the students that aim to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all. It is widely believed that studying a second language contributes to the development of enhanced literacy skills, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of other cultures. The Japanese Program at City Beach Primary School encourages participation and a 'have a go' attitude. We want our students to develop confidence in communicating with the Japanese Community, whether it is through direct conversation, extra-curricular pursuits or other cultural experiences.

Our students' well-being and educational needs benefit from dedicated and experienced staff who are supported by an active and equally dedicated school community. The You Can Do It social and emotional learning program is being launched at City Beach Primary School in 2018. The program aims to support the social and emotional needs of students while teaching them the key strategies that assist them to unlock their treasure chest to success and happiness. The YCDI program is underpinned by the 'Five Keys to Success' of Getting Along, Confidence, Resilience, Persistence and Organisation which are promoted throughout the school.

All that City Beach Primary School 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.

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