Katandra School embraces a set of special attributes that allows our students to create, discover and grow together as part of our Learning Community. The following set of attribute statements represent a summary of the culture of care along with the ‘sense and feel’ of the school.

Attribute #1- Our Environment – this means that we

  • appreciate the ‘welcoming and warm atmosphere’ about our school
  • appreciate the benefits of a small sized school and community
  • are inspired by our heritage buildings and history of the school
  • work to maintain safe and healthy play areas
  • are proud of our school and care for our buildings, outdoor spaces and resources
  • enjoy and take care of the school environment so that it is a beautiful and engaging environment for learning

Attribute #2- Our School Community – this means that we

  • work together as a team to achieve common goals
  • value the opinions and contributions of others
  • respect individual skills and differences
  • are adaptable to change
  • work co-operatively
  • communicate effectively
  • create a supportive and co-operative environment
  • have confidence, belief and trust in team members
  • demonstrate a personal contribution and commitment to educational improvement and excellence in teaching & learning
  • understand and appreciate our own role and the role of others

Attribute #3- Our School Values – this means that we

  • care about and support each other
  • endeavour to do our best and be professional in everything we do
  • value and actively pursue excellence
  • behave honestly and ethically
  • appreciate and accept ourselves and others
  • respect the rights and property of others
  • accept that rules are necessary for the safety of everyone
  • encourage individual choice
  • develop a sense of collective responsibility
  • Build self-resilience and looking after our own wellbeing

Attribute #4- Our Learning Processes – this means that we

  • nurture a love of learning
  • recognise learning is a life-long process
  • take responsibility for learning by encouraging risk taking
  • provide challenging learning experiences that develop self esteem
  • acknowledge effort and achievement
  • encourage children and staff to reach their individual potential
  • value the opinions and contributions of others
  • cater for individual teaching and learning styles
  • continually monitor progress and report on student achievement