Gisborne Primary School
TERM 1 - Diary Dates
Friday 16th Feb
Mon 19th Feb
PFA Meeting - Staffroom 9am
Wed 21st Feb
Prep students commence full time
Mon 7th Mar
District Tennis Comp
Mon 12th Mar
Labour Day Public Holiday
Thur 15th Mar
Division Swimming Carnival
Mon 19th Mar
Year 6 Preparation for Puberty Session 1
Tue 20th Mar
Fri 23rd Mar
House Cross Country
Mon 26th Mar
Yr6 Preparation for Puberty Session 2
Thu 29th Mar
Last Day Term 1 - Early Dismissal 2:30pm
Mon 16th April
Commence Term 2
Term Dates 2018
Term 1: 31st January to 29th March 18
Term 2: 16 April to 29th June 18
Term 3: 16th July to 21st September 18
Term 4 8th October to 21st December 18
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 481 pupils with 36 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, STEM, Performing Arts, 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.