At Gordon Primary School we explicitly engage children in inquiring into how they learn and have commenced a new cycle of school improvement with a focus on developing important assets for learning that have vertical alignment with international, national research that is then implemented into the local context of Gordon Primary School.
We plan innovative learning experiences that have authenticity where children know the purpose of what they are learning. Children learn about ‘big ideas’ that foster the dispositions of creativity, compassion, curiosity, and confidence. Children and educators co-construct learning where student agency is nurtured and encouraged. Regular feedback is given to children about their progress and the next steps for their learning. We are inclusive and differentiate learning experiences that enable every child to participate and ‘personal best is valued and achieved’.
Our community is collaborative and focuses on the development of capabilities with student wellbeing at the centre. We are safe, respectful, responsible learners. Gordon Primary School is a unique contemporary P-6 school located in Gordon and is a part of the Tuggeranong Network. Visitors and new families quickly recognise the warm, caring, and positive tone generated at the school. The student population has continued to grow, and we have a current enrolment of 530 students (P-6). We are proud of our students and of our school. We set high expectations for all children, and staff are supported with ongoing professional learning to support the implementation of evidence-based high impact instructional practices.
It is a privilege to lead a school community and I am deeply honoured and committed to leading improvement for students and staff collaboratively with the Gordon Primary School community. With children at the forefront, it is our incredible classroom teachers and support staff that have the most significant impact on learning within the school environment. With this in mind, I work very closely with the leadership team to maximise wellbeing in the workplace. I see wellbeing for staff in schools, as creating the best possible conditions for staff to do their job to the best of their ability. This includes various aspects such as professional learning, coaching and mentoring, resourcing and shared understanding of the vision and improvement agenda for the school.
There are three things that drive my educational leadership. Wellbeing, collaborative partnerships and inclusive high impact practices. These three aspects support school communities to learn, grow and thrive together. Positive partnerships with families through a child’s education are one of the key pillars to collectively developing children as learners. The family is a child’s first and most important teacher. Together we can do great things for this next generation of young people.
I welcome anyone who is interested in enrolling a child at Gordon Primary School – Preschool to Year 6 to contact the front office on 6142 2530.
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