Honoured for sharing inspiration
SCHOOLS play a fundamental role in giving children the head start they deserve in life.
Currimundi Special School does this everyday and now they’ve received the recognition they deserve.
They’ve been nominated for Woolworths Inspiring Schools award and Principal Alwyn Green said it was a “nice surprise”.
“We get on and do our work everyday and I know how hard the staff work and the quality of relationships they have with family and their kids,” he said.
“The relationship our staff and teachers have with parents is very important - it takes a bit of work and as professionals, the teachers do very well.”
Mr Green said he believes his school has a very positive approach to everything they do.
“We make a deliberate effort to use positive language,” he said.
“We find that this puts students at ease and gives them a positive way of operating.
“Over the time we’ve had kids come to us with quite significant behaviour disorders and sometimes they’ve felt threatened.
“They’ve learnt quickly that they don’t need to feel this way at our school.”
Mr Green said the school is constantly evaluating the effectiveness which he believes is an important part of their success.
“As we have children with disabilities, we understand that our parents do have a fairly difficult time so we try and walk that path with them while they’re at our school,” he said.
“I think as long as we keep looking to keep improving what we do and growing that family feel to the school then that’s really important.”
Woolworths Earn and Learn program helps schools and early learning centres obtain a variety of educational resources, including sporting, mathematics, arts, science and technology equipment.
The award gives Currimundi Special School the chance to win 1,000 additional Earn and Learn stickers, $10,000 towards creating an inspiring learning space and $2,000 worth of Woolworths groceries for the school.
CELEBRATING: Currimundi students Oscar Larsen, Jade Hawes and Connor Penhligon.