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Mission and values

We care and understand – the motto of St Bernard State School.  A motto we endeavour to instil in our students and staff; and our practices as a school community in all that we do.

I am proud of how we promote an inclusive culture where all students receive opportunities to learn and achieve.  According to the staff school opinion survey data, for the last two years, 100% of staff (n=20) believe that our school has an inclusive culture where diversity is valued and respected.  How do we do this?

• Staff believe in our school’s vision: every child can learn and every child can achieve. This is evident in the exceptional academic results for our school, with some of the highest results in the private and state sectors.
• Students of all abilities are welcomed and supported in every classroom.
• Our school is a Positive Behaviour for Learning School. An independent review of our school was measured at 100% implementation for the last two years.
• Students who require individual support are on individual curriculum plans for support and extension, personal learning plans, individual behaviour plans and are referred to Learning Support, Literacy and Numeracy volunteers, Chaplain, Guidance Officer and Administration.
• Teachers meet with administration regularly for students needing additional support such as alternate programs, case management meetings and behaviour support.
• Extracurricular opportunities cater for students’ diverse needs, skills and interests – band, strings, Opti-Minds, Readers Cup, interschool sport, excursions, camps, math challenges, Writers Club, musical’s, futsal team, chess championships, dance club, social skilling programs, discos, before school reading club, plus many more.
• Student leadership opportunities are given to all students across the school – Student Council and Year 6 School and House Captains.
• Multiple zones are available for students in playtime every day, including Turtle Cove, a classroom where students can be supported in structured play with the guidance of our support teacher and support teacher aide.
• Celebrate students’ successes frequently and openly on school assemblies, principal assemblies, in classrooms, on our website and on the school’s Facebook page.

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