Banora Point Public School

Telephone07 5524 1444

Emailbanorapt-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's message

Banora Point Primary School is a very special place. Our school is special because of the people; the families, their children and a magnificent staff.

At Banora Point Public School, people 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 and heard and understood. It is our job to engage, excite and empower our children as they grow from little people entering Kindergarten to the responsible, respectful, informed and confident young men and women who leave our school gate in Year 6, ready to tackle the challenges of high school and beyond.

We must build a strong foundation of literacy and numeracy skills in the early (Kindergarten to Year 2) years. Proficiency in reading, writing, and numeracy are our priority, and evidence-based practices, explicit instruction, and differentiation are evident in all classrooms.

As students grow and develop at Banora, we want to see students developing their passions and engagement in all aspects of school (and community) life through sporting endeavours, the arts, and academics. At Banora, we also believe that students learn best when they are invested in their growth, their learning, and their achievement. We want students to articulate what they know they must work on next, the evidence that tells them this and how they will know when they get there. Importantly, we also want students to be able to discuss how they plan to make the steps they need to make. What this means is we want students to own their learning at Banora Point Public School.

We also strive to build exciting learning pathways connected to real-world issues in the local community and beyond. We know that authentic tasks, connections, and people will motivate, challenge and empower students as they respond and seek to craft quality work. Quality writing, quality artwork, quality speaking, quality performances. A purpose for learning is vital, and we know student work must matter to our learners if they are to invest deeply in learning. At Banora Point, we seek deeper learning.

The future is arriving quickly via A.I. and automation. Who knows what changes there will be in the world of work and society in general by the 2030s when our kids leave high school.

We do know that literacy and numeracy proficiency is vital for all future learning. We do know that student engagement is key and we do know that quality people will succeed whatever the future may hold.

We also know that the human traits of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and empathy cannot be automated and it is these skills we seek to enable in all learners as they grow and develop at Banora. We aim to build a school culture of ‘crew – not passengers’ where collaboration, rich deep thinking, and goals, feedback, reflection, and re-drafting are a part of every day for every child and every teacher.

Welcome to our school. We look forward to sharing your child’s journey with you.

Paul Taylor​
Principal