Welcome to Margate Primary School
Our school has a strong image of all children as competent and capable of learning and constructing their knowledge by being curious, creative and determined to deepen their understanding. Our school values a thinking culture which challenges and engage students in meaningful learning. We believe children make meaning of their word through being exposed to a range of rich experiences and for them to be passionate about their learning
- We want our children to be curious and to think
- We want our children to be kind and respectful
- We want our children to be connected to each other
- We want our children to be courageous and have a growth mindset
At Margate Primary School, learning happens through quality teaching and learning experiences – Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, Health and Wellbeing and the Arts. Our school staff plan, collaborate and have high expectations. Our staff have created an environment where curiosity, creativity, excellence and a passion for learning thrives and where human connections flourish and are nurtured.
We work in partnership with families and this has resulted in a high level of collaboration and cooperation with our parent community to improve outcomes for all children – birth to year 6. We provide high quality support for families as well as engaging our families in their child’s learning through many school based initiatives.
We have a strong commitment to continue our work in being a sustainable school and this includes a whole school approach to reducing waste, in particular plastics. For that reason we are aiming for ‘wrapper free’ lunch boxes where every child has reusable containers for their lunches.
We know that all members of the community value kindness above all other values and will be strong advocates for this value to guide our actions. Wellbeing is critical and we will continue to build our students social skills and their emotional understanding of themselves and others. As our school continues to grow in achievement, recognition and strength, we look forward to our journey together to continue to support the growth of flourishing and resilient young people.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Ignacio Estrada
Check out Margate Primary School's illustrations of practice from the Australian Curriculum website