NAPLAN success a proud achievement
Gayndah State School approach provides academic quality
GAYNDAH State School is proud of its rich heritage and tradition of inclusive education.
The professional teaching personnel go above and beyond to ensure that students receive the best possible education with compassion and encouragement.
In line with this philosophy, Mrs Ulcoq, Mrs Callaghan and I travelled to Geelong Grammar where a Positive Education program has been developed in association with Melbourne University.
It is a program that lays the foundations for a supportive learning environment that leads all students to achieve their potential. We will be implementing Positive Education practices through our regular 3G program where social skills are directly taught.
Part of the reason Gayndah State School did exceptionally well in Education Queensland’s Discipline Audit was the way in which we teach social skills to children.
It is not an innate ability for children to interact with other people.
We know this because children make social mistakes, learn from them and move on. This is part of the learning process all children go through. Our 3G program is aimed at this learning and it really does help children get along with one another.
In 2013 our school was rated as one of the top schools in Queensland (NAPLAN) in getting students to achieve their best. Our school achieved higher mean scores in 2014, particularly with our Year 5 and 7 students.
Even though NAPLAN is one test, it does indicate that our teaching staff and programs are effective.
We at the school are proud of this achievement.
Our experienced and well-qualified support teachers Mr Koster (learning support) and speech pathologist Deirdre Rackemann support students who have difficulties and those who are achieving.
The more capable students can extend their skills into an area of excellence, be it sports, academia or the arts.
These are the key features of our proven academic success.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Speech pathologist Deidre Rackemann works with Gayndah State School students Kaitlyn Huth, Stuart Messer and Harley Maddern.