School Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our Professional Learning Community use the four critical questions of learning to drive their collective inquiry and action research:

  1. What do we want students to learn? (essential standards)
  2. How will we know if they have learned? (team-developed common assessments)
  3. What will we do if they don’t learn? (systematic interventions)
  4. What will we do if they already know it? (extended learning)

(DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, 2010)


Our Purpose or Vision

Our school’s vision is to prepare young people to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community. We aim to prepare students to contend with a very dynamic 21stcentury in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.  The school aspires to provide a contemporary approach to teaching and learning in its purposeful learning environment.

School Mission Statement

To empower all students to strive to become successful, independent, lifelong learners.


Our Motto


“Learning for Living”.


Values, beliefs and practices for all students, staff, parents and visitors

  • Everyone has a right to be treated with care and compassion, free from harassment and   discrimination.
  • We work co-operatively and resolve conflict peacefully.
  • We respect the experience and knowledge of others, particularly those with special skills and expertise.
  • We respect others and their cultures, accept diversity and adopt behaviours that include others.
  • We acknowledge that difficulties and disappointments are a normal part of life and by managing these wisely we can build greater resilience and achieve better outcomes for all.
  • As members of the Dinjerra PS community we agree that our interactions will be conducted in a friendly, open and good-humoured manner.
  • We acknowledge that Dinjerra PS has played a significant role in our local community for many years and its traditions need to be respected.


Statement of Values: Employees

Dinjerra Primary School as a member of the Victorian Government School System has adopted and demonstrates the values of the Department of Education and Training.  Department staff in schools and offices uphold the Victorian Public Sector Values.

  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness
  • Impartiality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • A commitment to Human Rights

Department employees are required to demonstrate the values in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees.


Student Values

Our School Wide Positive Behaviors program recognises the following values as being intrinsic to the wellbeing of our students.

  • To be a learner

  • To be safe

  • To be thoughtful


These values inform the expectations of behaviours for our students throughout the school.