Gisborne Primary School
Tues 31st Jan
Wed 1st Feb
Grade 1-6 Students Commence Term 1
Mon 6th Feb
Thur 16th Feb
House Swimming Carnival Grades 3 - 6
Wed 22nd Feb
District Swimming Carnival
Term Dates 2017
Term 1: 31/01/2017 to 31/03/2017
Term 2: 18/04/2017 to 30/06/2017
Term 3: 17/07/2017 to 22/09/2017
Term 4: 09/10/2017 to 22/12/2017
SCHOOL PROFILE- Excellence in Education
Gisborne Primary School is situated in the picturesque country town of Gisborne, 53km from Melbourne. The school has a current enrolment of 459 pupils with 35 staff.
The school's beautiful grounds and facilities provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for children, where they are supported in their pursuit of excellence and in the realisation of their maximum potential.
School facilities include a technology learning area, library, gymnasium, canteen, visual arts and music rooms and diverse play spaces.
Our specialist programs include Physical Education, ICT (Information Communication Technology), Music, LOTE (Italian) and The Arts.
A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad program operates across years 5 and 6 and the school is committed to continually evolving the technology infrastructure and resourcing throughout the school.
The school's philosophy is based on the belief that every student has the ability to learn and that this occurs best in a safe, happy and positive environment. These values also tie in with our motto ‘caring’ and is featured on the school’s uniform.
This is achieved by:
Students at Gisborne Primary School are encouraged to share their 'voice' through the many leadership opportunities offered. Our School Captains lead school events, assemblies and represent the school at community events such as Anzac Day. Other leadership initiatives include Peer Support, Junior School Council, House Captains and each classroom is led by two Class Captains.
Teachers at Gisborne Primary School work collaboratively by planning together in teams, using data to inform the direction of teaching and contributing to both 'in school' and 'out of school' activities. Our teachers differentiate the curriculum to suit the learning needs of students and incorporate mindfulness techniques into everyday teaching. Quality planning and assessment practices are considered high priority at our school.
The focus of Professional Development for our staff is provided on best current teaching practices. All staff are expected to participate in professional learning. A large component of the professional development is the Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) which focus on refinements in teaching, goal setting and collegiate support. The Leadership Team visits classrooms regularly and staff are offered the opportunity to participate in collegiate visits and Learning Walks also.
Our School Council contributes to setting high expectations for student learning and teaching practices. Our parents are shared partners in student learning; we value their input and encourage them to contribute through both formal and informal avenues.