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Goolwa Primary School

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Goolwa Primary School is situated in the historic river port town of Goolwa on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. Our students are provided with a diverse and rigorous teaching and learning program with a particular focus on Sustainability, Well-being and Personal Excellence. We have a passionate and committed school community with current enrollments around 300 students in 11 classes from Reception – Year 7. Our dedicated principal team is supported by a school counselor and a special educator who work closely with our teaching staff of 19 and our school support team of 10. At Goolwa Primary School our vision is “Quality education in a caring environment.” The foundation for this is the quality relationships that we have with students, families and the local community. Our school values are promoted and fostered as part of our Well-being programs to ensure that all students develop emotional and socially as well as striving for academic excellence. Specialist programs are offered in Science (Rec – Yr 4), Visual Art (Yr 3-7), and both PE and Indonesian (Rec – Yr 7) all of which lead on to further study at Victor Harbor High School. The school has a strong focus on the integration of digital technologies across the curriculum and is well equipped with a range of desktop and mobile devices. Our Early and Primary year students have access to a class set of iPad's as well as two computer suites. Students in years 5 – 7 are very fortunate to have their own netbook device which incorporates both a keyboard and touch screen. Robotics and digital coding activities are catered for through a range of programs including Lego Mind-storm Robots, Bee-bots and a range of supporting apps. Our Student Leadership program is highly valued and plays an integral part in a number of school programs including PALS (Play at Lunch-time Support), hosting our fortnightly whole school assemblies and regular Student Council meetings. Senior students also have the opportunity to be house leaders and play an active role in organising and running our annual sports day in term 1.

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