At a Glance:
A year in review from Principal Helen Fiebig
- 2021 saw a few additions in the grounds of the school with the gifting of a commemorative plaque from the graduating year 6 class and the creation of a paved area in celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary.
- A community assembly celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary was held with memorabilia on display and each class running an activity or stall. Led by the P&C, past and present families were able to purchase paving bricks with their names on them as a fundraising event.
- Anzac services in the years to come will be celebrated around a flagpole outside of the canteen undercover area where the personalised bricks will be laid.
- A number of staff were on permanent leave, with two retirements resulting in a number of fixed term teachers re-appointed to the school.
- Loose Parts Play was introduced, with items sourced from community donations, recycling centres and specific purchases to develop creativity through imaginative play. Additionally, students attended an incursion on how to play safely and creatively with a variety of objects.
- Selected students from Years 4-6 competed against other schools in the WA Government Schools Music Society in a choir, school rock band and dance troupe.
- The Deputy Principal, Jenny Graham, was nominated for a WA Education Award and was a finalist for Deputy Principal of the Year, having implemented Engineering as a specialist subject, training students for the WAGSMS concert and whole school improvements across Literacy.
- Play-based and investigative learning is part of our early childhood program, with the teachers trained in the Explicit teaching of Maths and Literacy, working with focus children to extend, scaffold and support learning.
- Two teachers were sent on professional learning with the aim of extending investigative learning into middle primary, with all teachers from K-6 to be trained in a whole school approach.
- PAT Spelling and Brightpath Math Assessments are being trialled, providing data to monitor children’s progression and ensure identified children receive intervention/extension.
- Each teacher was responsible for integrating formation through each learning area with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
From the current GPS Business Plan, there are five priority areas. These will be highlighted throughout the report.
I am confident that as you read this Annual Report you will find that Glendale Primary School provided the right formulae to ensure a safe, nurturing and rich learning environment for your children.
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