Gisborne Primary School
TERM 2 - Diary Dates
Thur 14th June
UNSW Writing Competition
Mon 18th June
Wed 20th June
Parent Teacher Interviews
Wed 27th June
Healthy Canteen Day
Fri 29th June
End Term 2 - Early Dismissal 2:30pm
Mon 16th July
Commence Term 3
Fri 20th July
House Athletics Carnival
Wed 25th July
Tue 31st July
UNSW English Competition
Fri 3rd Aug
Curriculum Day - Student Free Day
Wed 8th Aug
Tue 14th Aug
Term Dates 2018
Term 2: 16 April to 29th June 18
Term 3: 16th July to 21st September 18
Term 4 8th October to 21st December 18
Curriculum Days 2018
Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 3rd September 2018
(Please note there will NOT be a curriculum day on the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day)
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 490 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.