The Whole Child- 'Making Connections- Creating Opportunities’
Our dedicated, professional staff is committed to high quality teaching and learning for all of our students. Our teachers work to ensure that in every classroom, every day, every child is drawing on their prior knowledge to develop new knowledge and skills. With explicit instruction, as a primary focus, each child works towards improving their results. Staff guide our students through their formative years so that each child has the potential to grow in capability across all areas of their lives. This includes the academic, physical, cultural, community orientated and social and emotional aspects of being.
Our curriculum and the way it is delivered is designed to produce confident students who are educated and informed citizens, able to apply their knowledge in innovative, creative ways.
At Harlaxton State School improving each student’s achievement is regarded as our core business. We believe each student has the ability to learn and therefore every student is expected to demonstrate this as an ongoing progress.
Queensland schools plan, teach, assess and report in English, Mathematics, HASS, Design and Technology, Health and PE, Digital Technology, Arts and Science across all the year levels using the Australian Curriculum. Our teachers utilise Education Queensland’s Curriculum into the Classroom units of work as scaffolding to support and guide effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum.
Harlaxton State School has a high indigenous student population and the staff are extremely pleased with the National Curriculum’s emphasis on embedding indigenous perspectives into the curriculum. We believe this will assist us with student and parent engagement within the school
Reporting is done twice yearly at the end of each semester. Report cards are a formal way to report on student progress across the eight Learning Areas.
We believe that the most valuable means of reporting student progress is the Parent- Teacher interview. Parents and guardians are offered a formal interview twice a year with class teachers. Parent teacher interviews are held at the start of Term 2 and 4. In addition to this, our teachers are always willing to make a mutually suitable time to discuss student progress throughout the year.