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
our school exists
we strive to create meaningful, engaging and challenging learning opportunities
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
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
Information & Communication
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.
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.
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
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,
our Year 4 – Year 6 students are “using and sharing their learning through
reading, writing, responding to questions…”
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.