School Philosophy

Powerful Learning for Empowered Lives

VISION

Dinjerra Primary 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 21st century 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.

 

MISSION

Dinjerra Primary School’s mission is to empower all students to strive to become successful, independent,

lifelong learners.

 
School Values:
Learning for SUCCESS
Learning with OPTIMISM
Learning as an ADVENTURE
Learning as a RESPONSIBILITY
 

At Dinjerra Primary School, goal setting is a major aspect and driver in our curriculum. When students have goals they have identified and are aspiring to, a positive correlation is seen in student agency, stimulation and motivation in learning, and an overall contributor to Wellbeing. 

Below is an image of our behaviours in our School Wide Positive Behaviours Matrix. This matrix is based on our school values of Success, Optimism, Adventure and Responsibility. The acronym of our values spells the word SOAR. We liken this to striving ahead in life, soaring, flying towards a future with open opportunities. SOAR also refers to a plane soaring, which has an historical connection to the Braybrook area, with the RAAF base on the corner of Ashley St and South Road.

 

 

As you can see, goal setting is evident through all of our four School Values. Having an engaging goal, making a plan of action, demonstrating discipline and effort, using a growth mindset, and celebrating successes, are all ways that humans can learn, grow and take pride in their achievements. 

 

 

 

Our school mural, as well as being an outstanding piece of art, is a representation of how we approach learning at Dinjerra. Students are supported in their learning and wellbeing. We use goal setting in Literacy and Numeracy to guide students through life, using positive self-talk, instilling motivation and confidence, and guiding students to apply goal setting to their learning, daily activities and life. It is our vision that this goal oriented approach will support students in their future, knowing that with the right plan of action, the right amount of effort and discipline, their possibilities are endless. 

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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Dinjerra staff members are focused on the three big ideas of a Professional Learning Community:
 
1. Ensuring that all students learn at high levels
2. Being results driven and informed by data
3. A collaboraive culture - we work collaboratively
 
We refer to research and ‘best practice’ in Education to design and implement optimal learning experiences for our students. The staff work collaboratively to build high-quality curriculum documentation and agreed upon practices. We have a valuable connection with our families and offer a variety of ways for families to contribute to the school, in terms of classroom volunteers, gardening committee and fundraising and community events.

 


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