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Our school

The school’s philosophy

Our attitudes and actions are a result of our thinking. We face choices each and every minute of every day and our future depends on making choices that are responsible and lead to positive outcomes. This is a living document, subject to change as we learn and grow, as people and as an organisation. It is the guide to our current practices and a determining factor in the future decisions and choices that we make.

Purpose

Our purpose is to facilitate quality, life-long learning in our school community.

Our core business is children's learning, that is:

  • Engaged learners
  • Engaged learning time

  • Rigour in learning

  • Focused teaching

  • Self-evaluation and reflection

  • High expectations

Our vision

All members of Innisfail State school are committed to a school environment that:

  • Values every individual

  • Promotes and develops excellence in all endeavours

  • Engages happy resilient learners in life-long learning

  • Engages and supports its community

  • Is reflective and seeks improvement

We value

  • Life-long Learning

  • A safe supportive environment

  • Emotional and physical well-being

  • Positive relationships

  • Community involvement

The school ethos

The school aim is centred on learning with each individual achieving to their potential. Academic success and emotional and behavioural well-being are engendered through The Positive Behaviour Support Program and enhanced by the strategies of school wide behaviour support (PB4L) lessons.

Our educational success is achieved by our school culture that focuses on academic success and behavioural and emotional well-being through the four foundations of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L):

  • Act Safely

  • Act Responsibily

  • Show Respect

  • Learn