Chevallum State School’s motto is “Individuals Learning Together.” We aim to reflect this in the way we all operate. We hope you experience this during your association with the school.
We are a school of approximately 500 students from Prep to Year 6 which implements a Multi-age philosophy
and practices attracting families from all parts of the Sunshine Coast.
The school implements the national curriculum which is delivered with an intellectually rigorous, transdisciplinary futures orientated focus.
Chevallum State School is focused on developing a community of learners by:-
• Creating a caring, inclusive climate where children take responsibility for their own learning as they grow into autonomous learners.
• Providing cooperative family grouped classrooms, where continuity facilitates an individualised, child-responsive approach.
• Implementing Multi-age Family grouping which promotes learning as an enjoyable experience to be shared.
• Encouraging all members of the community to be actively involved.
• Aiming to develop balanced individuals who can operate as an integral part of the community, having respect for and understanding of individual and cultural differences.
EMBEDDING OUR VALUES
At Chevallum State School, we are committed to nurturing behaviour and dispositions that support a culture of caring.
Our Code of Conduct
contains the core values which underpin our responsible behaviour management plan. Parental reinforcement of the core values, within the home setting, assists students to understand both the values and their implementation. By supporting the school in this way parents provide a home environment which complements school expectations and standards.
Our focus centres on the following four areas of care:-
• CARING FOR OURSELVES
• CARING FOR OTHERS
• CARING FOR LEARNING
• CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We are “Individuals learning together” who:
• Move towards effective self-management.
• Find effective ways of meeting the need for love and belonging, power, fun and freedom of choice within a supportive school environment.
The success of any school behaviour management plan relies on the development of positive relationships, consistent approaches and effective communication involving all within the school community.
A dialogue between staff and students occurs around what our core values look like in practice and just as importantly what we should do if our actions aren’t reflecting these values.
This is where our Restorative Justice
processes are actioned and come into play to support effective self-management.
Our school strives to be a happy and safe community of learners – a supportive school environment in which individual differences are acknowledged and valued, in which each person feels safe, happy and respected.
Linda Short - Principal.