Kinross Primary School (5740)

School Overview

At Kinross PS our students show CARE as we 'Grow Together'. Students are at the centre of everything we do.

'Growing Together' is not only the motto for Kinross Primary School - it embraces everything we value as a school.

Our core values of CARE include Care and Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Resilience and Excellence. Pastoral care is a strong focus at Kinross PS. We believe in the education of the whole child. Our students are supported and educated to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

Kinross Primary School is widely acknowledged as an effective, progressive and contemporary school. We are dedicated to the following beliefs:

* Effective Teaching
Meaningful learning and assessment derived from quality teaching

* Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Emotional wellbeing, personal success and positive relationships

* Supportive Environment
Safe, respectful, motivating environment with clear expectations

* Partnerships
Positive partnerships within the school and connecting the community

* Instructional Leaders
Leaders support student and teacher success and promote the school beliefs and vision

By providing a safe and supportive environment we are committed to enabling our students to discover more about themselves and their world, growing into responsible citizens well-equipped to handle the demands of a 21st century global society.

Effective teaching that delivers meaningful learning and assessment derived from thoroughly researched pedagogical practices is the cornerstone of our learning programs. We are continually exploring the innovative use of technology and embedding it into our learning and teaching programs. Students who demonstrate sound organisational skills, confidence in their abilities and persistence to achieve their goals provide the catalyst for effective learning. Teachers collaboratively develop school wide approaches to support student achievement in the phases of learning. They deliver an instructional model that builds on new concepts and use regular, consistent reviewing processes to engage students.

Strong, well established partnerships with Kinross College, our local community and the broader community enables us to promote and sustain effective networks. We welcome the input of knowledge and skills by encouraging different perspectives and embracing change to ensure that we not only grow as individuals but also as a whole-school community.

Effective leadership for the present and the future ensures growth is sustained, maintained and evolving. The leadership team supports current practices, keeps abreast of future directions in education and provides the catalyst for ensuring the school adapts to meet the ever-changing needs of today's education priorities. Our leadership structure also supports the growth of future leaders through employing a distributed leadership model that recognises teachers as instructional leaders in their classrooms and future instructional leaders in schools.

Students are encouraged to undertake leadership roles in the school through the Student Forum and Student Council. Both of these promote taking responsibility for specific roles within the school and for providing a student voice for planning and recognising student opinions.

We invite you to grow together with us as we continue to evolve into a school that promotes educational, social, emotional and sustained excellence.