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Why Choose Our School?

Engaging minds, Empowering futures.

 
Pacific Paradise State School students are part of the 21st century world. They are growing towards a future that is increasingly embedded in digital technologies within a context that makes distant locations part of our local community.
 
Our students are our ‘why’ –
 
·         why our school exists
 
·         why we strive to create meaningful, engaging and challenging learning opportunities
 
·         why we seek to constantly improve.
 

 

 
To fully prepare our students for this ever-changing future, we have identified five integrated elements for plan how to cater for our students.
 

Community Partnerships:

 
How our school works with other organisations in our community. This includes transitions between Kindergartens and Prep and between Year 6 and high school. It also includes our associations with other schools and regions, universities, sporting groups and community groups.
 

Information & Communication Technology:

 
How we communicate with each other – with a variety of media, including technology, and also how we design solutions and share ideas to build on each other’s understandings. This includes hardware, Bring-Your-Own Device programs, software, staff capability, STEaM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics), applications of technology and infrastructure.
 

Student Support:

 
How we ensure our students’ individual needs are met and every opportunity possible to develop their potential is provided. This includes both extension and intervention, supporting Students with Disabilities, support programs for children experiences learning difficulties, Individual Curriculum Plans, identifying gifted students and designing appropriate learning challenges. Student support also includes mental health and well-being, Guidance services, behavior interventions and social and emotional programs to build resilience and the implementation of the school’s Responsible Behaviour Plan.
 

Curriculum:

How we deliver every student’s entitlement to the Australian Curriculum, within our school context. This is framed within the Pacific Paradise State School Tracks Curriculum: Coastal Tracks, Tech Tracks, My Tracks and Story Tracks. We recognise that our learners have developmental learning needs as they mature:
 
·         our Prep – Year 1 learners are “learning to…read, write, ask questions, count and measure…
·         our Year 2 and Year 3 learners are “reading, writing, asking questions, measuring…to learn…
·         our Year 4 – Year 6 students are “using and sharing their learning through reading, writing, responding to questions…”

 

Pedagogy:

How we teach – the strategies we use to engage and challenge our students. We use the Art and Science of Teaching across the school to design teaching and learning and we support this with Age Appropriate Pedagogies for our Prep – Year 1 students, and the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning for our older students.