Principal's Message

Mary Verwey, Principal Heatherhill Primary School is a great school in which children experience an environment in which they learn and grow.

At Heatherhill we encourage a strong sense of community about the school. Parent input is highly valued and a wide variety of opportunities exist for parents to take an active part in the life of the school.

The school is committed to the development of the whole child academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Curriculum programs are designed to interest and stimulate students while providing depth and breadth. There is a major focus on the development of literacy and numeracy throughout the whole school.

Our core beliefs are:

  • All members of the diverse school community are treated with respect and positive relationships are sustained. Students feel safe and cared for and therefore, are better able to take advantage of all educational opportunities provided for them.

  • There are high expectations for student achievement. The school implements the priorities of the Victorian education system, emphasising the importance of providing all students with strong foundations in literacy and numeracy learning. Provision is made for intervention and enhancement in English and Mathematics. The curriculum is engaging and stimulating and is delivered through high quality planning, implementation and evaluation.

  • Students receive excellent instruction - a program that includes high quality, explicit and effective teaching, based on sound methodologies and research, catering for groups and individuals. The development of Personal and Interpersonal Learning utilising Inquiry, Thinking and Information and Communications Technology enables students to be well equipped for their futures.

  • All staff members understand and fulfil their professional responsibilities and cooperate and collaborate to address student learning needs. Staff members seek opportunities to enhance their own pedagogical growth through professional learning that is aligned with school goals.

  • An atmosphere that is conducive to learning is endorsed throughout the school. Staff, students and parents work together to maintain a congruent, educative, pastoral, emotional, social, and physical environment.

I welcome all who wish to experience a quality education in a caring school community. I encourage you to visit and become a part of this community.

Mary Verwey

Principal

 


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