Katandra School's Philosophy
Katandra School inspires students to become learners that are creative and socially motivated to experience the joy of learning and achieve at high levels of success in what they do.
As students move through the school they consolidate their learning through engaging in age appropriate experiences in the school, and the wider community that promote independence, resilience and self-identity.
Enactment of School Philosophy
Our school operates by asking a fundamental question, “Is this work or process in line with the school vision, mission values and beliefs?” This question guides and directs the practice of all staff in the school.
The vision of the school will sit at the centre of our focus and there will be expectations about all work aligning with the vision. Regular evaluation processes will be in place to measure performance in all areas of the school with respect to the implementation of the vision and values of the school.
All documentation will reflect the set of practices of the school. This includes organisational structures, teaching and learning practices and programs, internal and external interactions, School Council and community programs. A detailed list of school policies sit within this framework as part of VRQA quality assurance requirements.
The belief that all students can achieve high standards transform nearly everything about the way we approach schooling. An organised structure of attributes, principles and understandings expressed in the design of our curriculum amplifies the possibilities for long range planning, short term preparation and clear communication.
Our highly skilled staff provide programs based upon team curriculum design, evidence based research and theories, school priorities and most importantly offering differentiated learning and instruction for the individual student needs.