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Naracoorte South Primary School is characterized by its inclusive ethos. People matter here. The school community embraces the challenges inherent in its diversity, valuing and supporting one another to be the best that they can be.Over many years the school enrolment has reflected several languages other than English.
A feature of the school is its strong parent governance. Open communication, with participation in decision making and goal setting are the responsibility of all stakeholders. Students are valued for who they are and what they bring to their learning. Academic achievement and student wellbeing is the business of all employees in partnership with families.
This school is recognised for its focus in Science, with a Science Laboratory facilitated by Industry partner, Scientist Dan Newson. The partnership is an example of the school's innovative and sustainable practices in collaboration with local agencies and businesses.
The Environment Centre is where students produce vegetables, herbs and eggs for sale and use in the school canteen. The interest in the Environment Centre has lead to the development of a propagation area, where native flora to re-vegetate the school's 4.5 hectares of natural scrub will occur.
Physical Education and Music along with History and Social Sciences are delivered by specialist subject teachers. Whole school agreements in Literacy and Numeracy aided by a Coach, assists in monitoring the achievements of all students.
Naracoorte South Primary School has received national recognition for its whole site model with systematic data collection and subsequent teaching cycles to deliver curriculum. The school is renowned for its profile of quality staff, where many teachers are recent recipients of state and regional awards in education. All SSOs who work with students have either completed or are enrolled in Certificate III in Education Support .
Succession planning, professional learning opportunities and mentoring colleagues are priorties at NSPS, with the result that several aspirational leaders now lead schools in their own rignt. Graduate teachers flourish, providing reciprocal learning partnerships with Step 9 and Advanced Skills Teachers. Prudent resource allocation, accurate financial management with regular review, enables the carrying forward of a class above allocation - resulting in the average class size of 24 in Middle and Upper Primary and around 20 in Junior Primary.
Buses from the southern outlying districts stop at Naracoorte South Primary and students can access OSHC via bus, from our site to Naracoorte Primary. Naracoorte Early Learning Centre also offer a drop off/pick up service to students up to the age of 6.
Kirsty Lush , Principal
Date Last Changed 9th June, 2016
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