Our core business at
Burnside State School is:
Teaching and Learning - The
quality of the leadership and the quality of the teaching makes a big
difference in successful outcomes at school. Great teaching means
extending the skills and knowledge of every student in every class, regardless
of their starting point. This is our moral obligation to every child.
Inclusive Schooling – All students who enroll at our school come with individual strengths
and needs. Our school is well known for
our capacity to value diversity and create an inclusive environment that meets
the needs of those in our care.
Off to a Great Start - We acknowledge the importance of the early years for developing strong
literacy and numeracy skills for all children. We work closely with
parents to ensure a smooth transition to school and provide timely support and
enrichment based on individual student needs.
Consolidating the Basics
Students consolidate the basics of
literacy and numeracy within their first years of schooling. Our school offers a broad range of support
and extension programs to assist all students to continue to develop and extend
their skills within and beyond English and Mathematics.
Teaching towards the future - We are focused on preparing our children
for their future, and ensuring that we are preparing our students as 21st
Century learners.We have a very strong focus on Digital
Technology to assist our students to explore a range of innovative concepts and
ideas through our STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Mathematics). We also ensure that our
students can shine within our Arts and Sports arenas.
Preparing for the next phase of Learning – We are fortunate to have Burnside State High School straight across the
road, to work closely with, to prepare our students for the transition to
secondary education. Our Year 6 students
work on a specialised learning program to support subject transitions and work
regularly at the high school across the year.
Parents as Partners - Burnside State School parents have always been vital to the success of
our school. They are a vital part of their child’s education and are
great advocates of a range of initiatives across the school.
Wellbeing – Student, staff and community wellbeing are
a crucial element within our learning environments at Burnside. We participate in a range of community events
to support wellbeing but also spend time building strategies to help support
positive wellbeing and behaviour.
School Wide Positive Behaviour – At Burnside we teach our students the behavior that is expected within
the school and in our community. We
focus on Safety, Learning and Respect, and all children participate in learning
activities to support our focus areas.
We as a school choose to acknowledge all the children in our school who
make positive choices, with positive rewards and personal praise.
At Burnside State School
we take pride in our students, staff and community.
We are a school that
values all, and we look forward to working alongside you, our parents, to
prepare our children for the challenges of the future.