On­wards and up­wards

Western Times - - ALL SCHOOL NEWS 2018 - — Tar­nia Doughty, Prin­ci­pal

DULACCA STATE SCHOOL: It has been an­other suc­cess­ful year at Dulacca State School. Staff have been work­ing tire­lessly to sup­port our stu­dents and are proud of the in­di­vid­u­alised ed­u­ca­tion we can of­fer due to our small school en­vi­ron­ment.

Our stu­dents, each and ev­ery day, are set­ting and striv­ing to achieve aca­demic and per­sonal goals.

Due to this per­son­alised ap­proach to teach­ing and learn­ing, our stu­dents are achiev­ing amaz­ing re­sults.

In Se­mes­ter One, 98 per cent of our stu­dents achieved a C or higher on their re­port cards, across the range of sub­jects taught and 100 per cent of our stu­dents achieved at and above the Na­tional Min­i­mum stan­dard for NAPLAN with the ma­jor­ity of stu­dents achiev­ing in the top two bands for writ­ing, spell­ing, nu­mer­acy, gram­mar and punc­tu­a­tion.

As well as aca­demic achieve­ment, we be­lieve in de­vel­op­ing the whole stu­dent, in­clud­ing phys­i­cal health and well-be­ing.

Through­out the year, our stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a num­ber of sport­ing events in­clud­ing swim­ming, cross-coun­try, ath­let­ics and team sports. We were proud to have had a num­ber of stu­dents rep­re­sent our school at Dis­trict, Re­gion and State com­pe­ti­tions.

This suc­cess can also be at­trib­uted to the ded­i­ca­tion of a num­ber of our par­ents who vol­un­teered time to train stu­dents af­ter school.

This year has also seen the in­tro­duc­tion of our health and well-be­ing fo­cus, which in­cor­po­rates mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tions, and ac­tive brain breaks to en­hance stu­dent learn­ing.

Our stu­dents ex­press ea­ger­ness to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties and the suc­cess of this fo­cus is re­flected in the calm and pro­duc­tive tone of the school. 2018 in­cluded our Full School Review and we were very pleased with the feed­back re­ceived which in­cluded our pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships and high ex­pec­ta­tions for the suc­cess of all stu­dents.

On­wards and up­wards.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

STU­DENTS AND STAFF: Dulacca State School.

Work­ing hard to keep our school tidy on Clean Up Aus­tralia Day.

The Dulacca State School float for the Back to the Bush pa­rade.

IN CHAR­AC­TER: Some of our amaz­ing Book Week cos­tumes.

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