Our top priorities are :
Curriculum and Pedagogy - develop and enhance teacher understand of Australian Curriculum within and across year levels. Continue to implement internal and external moderation.
Reading - Continue to implement whole school program.
Writing - Implement a consistent approach to the teaching of writing.
Supporting Our Curriculum
Virginia State School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.
Our Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students underpins our school rules of
We show respect
We stay safe
Each week on assembly we revise one of our rules using the mindmaps below
Social Skills Program
The Play Is The Way (PITW) (Wilson McCaskill) social skills program is designed to develop independence in primary school students. It helps develop students of strong character and decency with the social and emotional competencies to live and learn well. It also works to foster empathetic students, considerate of themselves, each other and the world in which they live with sound and good reasons for the things they say and do.
PITW is comprised of a self mastery checklist and five life rafts which work together:
Treat others as you would like them to treat you
Be brave - participate to progress
Have reasons for the things you say and do
It takes great strength to be sensible
Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with
Each of the life rafts are taught through explicit instruction followed by games designed to build the understanding and ability to use the skills.