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The fact that you are here tells me that you are serious about your child's education. So are we. Our Board of Trustees and staff are totally committed to quality education, achievement and the future successes of our students. Our Strategic Plan for 2010 - 2013 is an indicator of the vision and forward thinking of our whole team.
When I first walked through the door as Principal in July 2008 I knew that I had made the right decision. I've had to eat several helpings of humble pie (served cold) as I have come to the realization that despite my experience and expertise I did not know it all. Quel surprise! I have learnt much from the dedication, skill and passion of our team. Our staff actively embrace change and professional learning. They model what we want for our students because they see learning as an adventure.Our expectations for student achievement are high. Are we perfect? I wish. Our goal is to work closely with our parents and community. We name the problem and develop strategies to make positive change. We have established a school wide relationship management programme which will be strengthened as we apply the principles of Restorative Practice.
We have taken a quantum leap into the digital age using data projectors, iPads, laptops, digital cameras and remote access. We continue to strengthen teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy with rich programmes like phonics, ANP/ENP, and HPP.
We already report student achievement against national levels but more importantly our students and parents know what progress they have made across the year.Our Student Led Conferences in June are a fantastic way for our students to celebrate their learning with their parents.
In November 2009 we had a thorough and successful ERO review which confirmed the improvements we have made in the past 18 months and the future focus for development in our school. The success is credit to our fantastic staff and board.
West Spreydon School has a rich history and a progressive vision for the future. Several of our school families are second or third generation. We hope that you will want to be a part of the future.
Our school values are very important to us and we expect all of our school families, staff and students to live and learn by them. I am hoping that you will make an appointment to come by and ask me what is so special about our school as you make the important decisions about your child's education.
The information on this website is being updated regularly so it reflects our current practice and vision. Enjoy navigating your way around our website.My blog will be updated regularly to give you an informal insight into what's happening at our place.