For more than a decade, Tapping Primary School has developed a strong reputation within the community as a school that focuses on the social and emotional needs of all students.
Using the 'Play is the Way' philosophy, the school aims to ensure students are considerate of themselves, others and the world in which they live with sound reasons for the things they say and do.
Central to our goal is the development of positive interpersonal skills, self-control, self-motivation and reflective thinking by raising empathy and providing opportunities to enact virtuous behaviour.
Our school is committed to developing Behaviour Education and Self-Management (BESM). We embrace a values-based approach to education which underpins our culture. We see BESM as a responsibility of the entire school community. Students, parents and teachers have a clear understanding of what is expected in the way we treat each other, to ensure a welcoming learning environment that is supportive and safe.
We believe it is the quality of the teacher that is the critical factor in ensuring positive outcomes for all students. Our teachers are skilled in developing strong working relationships with students and parents. It is the strength of these relationships that give students the confidence to work effectively with others.
Our teachers are committed to academic excellence. By excellence we mean encouraging students to push past prior accomplishments and aim for their personal best.
We provide a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy, science and HASS (history and the social sciences). Our children engage in a well-rounded curriculum experience based on the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework in the early childhood years of Kindergarten to Year 2.
We provide specialist programs in performing arts, science, digital technologies, Indonesian, physical education and academic enrichment programs.
We value input from parents and members of the community. We structure many opportunities to involve parents in the operations of the school and have an active and supportive Parents' and Citizens'(P&C) association. Parents are also encouraged to participate in School Board meetings either as an interested participant or official Board member.
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