It has been an absolute pleasure to lead Banora Point Public School for almost 12 months. At Banora Point Public School, we care for and help each other. Our focus is on improvement for each and every student. We recognise that in order to make this happen every student is known, heard and valued.
We believe that giving genuine responsibility to our students and developing their leadership skills not only benefits the individual but makes the school stronger as a whole. I see the results every day both in their class performance and in the culture that their leadership builds within stage groups. A culture of resilience and support where our students have the agency and ability to effect change.
Building a strong foundation of literacy and numeracy skills in the early (Kindergarten to Year 2) years is a priority. During 2022 we were a new K-2 Syllabus Self Select School. Our teachers engaged in the new syllabus with enthusiasm and passion. We will continue to prioritise evidence-based practices, explicit instruction, and differentiation in all classrooms.
This year we have been able to more frequently welcome parents and community back on to our school site. Ensuring community connections are strong, will continue to be a focus at Banora Point Public School including, Welcome Breakfasts, Assemblies, Shared Lunch Days, P&C and Parent Workshops.
Thank you for the tireless efforts of the Executive Team and Staff who approach every day with a positive mindset and a determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. Our school values of Citizenship, Compassion, Creativity, Integrity and Perseverance provide the fundamental backbone of our school. We will continue to aim for a culture of ‘crew – not passengers’ where collaboration, deep learning, goal setting, and feedback ensure continued growth for our students.