The staff, students and general community welcome you and look forward to your involvement with Collier Primary School. We encourage a close and effective working relationship between the school and home be established in order to ensure the satisfactory and continual educational development of all children. We describe ourselves as “ A country school within the city”.
This website will give you a general overview of the operations of our school. Further information is distributed through our school newsletters and at Parents and Citizens meetings( meeting week 3 and 7)and the school Facebook page.
Collier Primary School has a long and proud history of high academic achievement built around strong partnerships between parents and teachers. Our teaching and learning programs are delivered by experienced and motivated staff who strives to develop the whole child. Our motto ‘Respect and Excellence”, applies equally to the academic, social, emotional and physical development of all children from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Collier Primary is a local intake school but our families represent a wide range of nationalities with a diverse social and cultural heritage. This cultural diversity adds another layer to the learning experiences of our students. Collier Primary School students are noted for their enthusiasm for learning, good behaviour and respect of cultural difference and diversity of students. This is fostered by our long standing Virtues and Values program which is complemented by the work of our wonderful Chaplain. And the implementation of the “Collier Way” ethos.
When parents get involved in our school it is very much appreciated by your child and others. The children’s eagerness to engage in the lessons will be enhanced when they can see that you consider it important enough to take an active interest. Should you have any further queries or require further information please do not hesitate and contact our school. Phone : 94743626.
Kevin Saunders – Principal
Hi to all.
As you are now no doubt aware the NAPLAN results are now available on the “My Schools” website. I thought it would be interesting to highlight some of the successes in a brief note. Results indicated many of our students attained above average results both in the Year 3 and the Year 5 results.
As you can see from the chart below, we started our journey in 2012 (orange markers) in the area of Low Progress and Low Achievement (a very poor result). In the latest round of tests we have progressed to the higher achieving quadrants (red markers) indicating a sustained positive movement in student achievement.
This year it was reported in the Weekend Australian of the school success as being one of the top 50 schools nationally in relation to improved results. This is the second year we have been placed in this very prestigious position.
These positive results have come about through the implementation of changes to curriculum, staffing policy, teacher’s professional learning and strong support from the community. We are now in a position to be able to trace the improvement of student performance and celebrate these successes.
While this is an indication of the development of the academic performance, we must also take into consideration the improved access to curriculum including areas of The Arts, Science and Physical Education.
This is evidenced through the successes this year in all interschool sporting events, the participation and successes in the community science challenges, the participation in the combined choir festivals, the wonderful displays of environmental art around the school and the general positive and uplifting feel emanating from the students, staff and community.
Congratulations must go to a full community effort in producing these wonderful ongoing and pleasing results. A greater analysis will be forthcoming in the Annual School Report produced later in the year. Many thanks for the ongoing support as we continue to build and grow the overall success of the school community.
Principal Collier Primary School.
Collier Primary School students have again done well in 2016 NAPLAN testing in the areas of reading and numeracy. This was again confirmed in a recent edition of the Weekend Australian. In this article Collier Primary School was mentioned along with other 50 high performing schools from across the nation. The article also indicated this was a continuing trend seen over the last two years. This complements the curriculum improvement and efforts being provided by the staff in this area.
The graphs below assist in understanding the growth being shown by students at Collier Primary School as compared with other like schools across Australia.
Collier Primary School continues to work with the student body to compensate for educational difference in the areas of ethnicity and diversity to best prepare those students attending the school for continuing educational success.
Many new initiatives are planned for 2017 to bolster and support the good works already undertaken within the school.
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