Annual Report 2016

Strategic Plan

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I extend to you a warm welcome to the Dederang Primary School website and thank you for
taking the time to visit us.

Dederang embraces a strong sense of community, has a positive culture and is an exciting place
to learn and develop. Parents, students and staff work collaboratively to ensure that the best
opportunities are available to all of our students. Our shared commitment to learning is supported
by our focus to work together to optimise the potential of each of our students.

At Dederang Primary School, our curriculum is based on the understanding that students learn
best by being engaged and active in their learning. Our philosophy of providing our students with
a broad and well balanced educational experience ensures that each student has the opportunity
to explore and release their individual talents. This philosophy is supported by our extensive
range of extra curricula offerings. Specialist classes in Chinese, Art, Performing Arts, Science,
ICT, Library, STEM, Digital Literacy, PE and Gardening, ensure that all Dederang students have
the opportunity to learn in many varied ways. Through these opportunities, our teachers aim to
create experiences that inspire students to learn and to continually challenge their personal best.

Our commitment to the pastoral care and mental health of our students is further supported with
an extensive range of programs that support the emotional needs of our students. We are lucky
enough to have funding that enables us to have a Chaplaincy program. Christina Torio, our
school Chaplain, is available to any member of our community as well as teaching Social
Emotional programs to our children. We are also participating in both the Respectful
Relationships program and the Resilience project to ensure that our children have the skills to
navigate their way in today’s society as supporting the health and mental wellbeing of our
students is paramount.

By browsing through our website, I trust that you will gain a sense of ‘community’ that we pride
ourselves on at Dederang and the emphasis we place on the pastoral care of each of our
students. We are proud of our school and our strong community culture.

We continually strive to fulfill the school’s motto “where each child is challenged to be curious,
creative and caring.”

My door is always open, so please drop by to say hello or discuss any aspect of our school and
all that it has to offer your child.

Monika King
Principal

July 2018
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners & Custodians of the many Lands across Australia.We acknowledge the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in particular to the education of young children, and recognise their existence long before our story began.

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