Carramar Primary School
71 Houghton Drive, Carramar
Western Australia 6031
Phone: (08) 9405 0600
General Enquiries: Carramar.PS@education.wa.edu.au
School Review Findings 2016
A copy of the document has been downloaded onto the Carramar Primary School web page for parents, community members and prospective parents to view. I want to assure the school community that the admin team has spent a great deal of time planning for 2017 and beyond. This will involve a consistent whole school approach to the teaching of Literacy based around research and best practice. A partnership with the North West Metropolitan Language Development Outreach Team has been established to strengthen whole school approaches and provide professional learning for staff in 2017.
Visible Learning will continue to provide an overarching philosophy, framework and focus for the teaching and learning program through the consistent application of Learning Intentions, Success Criteria and Feedback. The Maths planning and assessment processes will be further strengthened with a continued focus on developing problem solving strategies.
The teachers have been involved in a number of sessions in terms 3 and 4 which have focussed on the analysis of data and how it can be used to improve student performance in literacy and numeracy. The planning and professional learning for the two school development days in late January 2017 has been organised with a focus on whole school Literacy, Numeracy and Humanities and Social Sciences.
I have every confidence in the school’s future direction and the ability of our teachers to bring about some changes to ensure that we continue to offer a high quality program for the students at Carramar Primary School.
I have received a letter from Ms Sharyn O’Neill (Director General of Education) which states: “While I expect that you will implement an appropriate strategic response to the recommendations in the review document, I am satisfied with the findings of the independent review in relation to the validity of the school’s assessment of its performance. I wish to congratulate Carramar Primary School on this outcome and have confidence that over the term of the next agreement, you will use your increased autonomy to address areas of improvement and to deliver further benefits to students.”
The admin team is looking forward to sharing the new Business Plan and working closely with the School Board and the school community in the New Year.