A Message from the Principal

At Churchill Primary School our core values of being Kind, Positive, Learners underpins all that we do.

 

 

Churchill Primary School is situated in the heart of Churchill. The school has a well maintained native garden and spacious grounds. Recently the school has undergone upgrades which has included a new playground and a synthetic basketball court. The main administration area and four classrooms were upgraded in 2020 with a new $2.4 million building. This new building will features modern facilities to deliver 21st century learning to our students.


Churchill Primary School has high expectations of our students with a strong focus on learning growth. We use the most effective teaching methods which align with evidence based practise in our classrooms. Our school is a Professional Learning Community where teachers work collaboratively to use data to plan for student learning.


Our school has a strong academic focus and prioritises student wellbeing. Our staff are committed to building positive relationships with students. Our school uses the Berry Street Education Model, which is a proactive approach to teaching emotional regulation. This model is embedded in everything we do and is also explicitly taught in all grade levels. Churchill Primary School has highly skilled staff who support students with learning differences and are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for all.


The school uses an Explicit Direct Instruction approach to teaching. We teach the five components of literacy using this approach based on the soundest research into the science of reading. Our Naplan results in literacy have increased significantly using this approach and we expect this trend to continue. The five components to reading are as follows:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Phonics

Our school has an engaging Language program with Mandarin taught from Prep-6. Our students also enjoy ICT and PE as part of their curriculum each week and have opportunities to participate in music, performing arts and visual arts activities. Extracurricular activies are important for students to pursue their interests. They also help to foster a sense of belonging, school connectedness and school pride. Students have the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports including, athletics, basketball, swimming, hockey, soccer and cross-country running. We also compete in Australia’s largest performing arts competition “Wakakirri”.


Churchill Primary School values a strong partnership with our families and the local community. We provide opportunities for parent involvement and hold regular showcases where students share their learning.


We welcome all prospective families to tour our school and see all the wonderful things that Churchill Primary School has to offer.

 

Jacquie Burrows
Principal


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