School Philosophy, Vision and Values

Vision

Buxton Primary School believes in developing the whole child and supporting them as they continue their educational journey. We encourage our students to achieve their best and support them with programs that develop them as individuals academically, socially and creatively. We value individuality and understand that each child has their own learning needs, their own aspirations and learning journey.

Our students are always at the centre of our thinking when we implement school policies, practices and when creating teaching and learning programs. As a school community we work together to provide the opportunities and programs that will support their development as contributing members of our community.

Our mission statement and agreed school values support our students to develop a sense of self-worth, mutual respect for their peers, their teachers and their family, responsibility for their own actions and learning and perseverance when facing challenges.

We value our community and encourage parents, friends and community members to take an active role in our school. We develop relationships with other schools, childcare facilities and local businesses to foster an understanding in our students about the importance of community and citizenship.

We actively promote student leadership and encourage our students to lead school events and identify charitable causes that we can support. We encourage our students to have opinions and to share these with the school as a whole

We meet regularly as a whole school to reinforce our school values and celebrate our students’ achievements. We believe that each individual student can achieve great progress and we encourage our students to try their best in all they do.

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Mission

Buxton Primary School’s mission is to provide a positive learning environment that places a high value on lifelong learning, through believing in and supporting students to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Objective

Our school’s objectives are considered as part of the 4 yearly strategic planning process and reflected in the goals listed in our current School Strategic Plan (SSP). We also develop an Annual Implementation Plan to operationalise the goals and key improvement strategies contained in our SSP.

Values

Buxton Primary School’s values are kindness, fairness and growth:

  • We strive for equity and fairness in how we treat each other and understand that our attitudes and behaviours have an impact on the people around us.
  • We model and demonstrate kindness and take every opportunity to help others that may be in need.
  • We strive for growth, which means identifying our starting points in our learning, trying our hardest and celebrating our progress.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Taungurung people as the first peoples of Buxton and the surrounding areas. The Taungurung have been custodians and caretakers of the land, animals and waters for many thousands of years and continue to perform age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We also recognise other Indigenous peoples living and working in the Buxton area.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Buxton Primary School is committed to promoting and embedding respectful relationships and gender equality into our school’s curriculum, ethos, vision and values. In our school, the focus is on treating everyone with respect and dignity, developing personal, social and emotional skills and contributing to early intervention through education. We aim to create real and lasting change in the lives of our students, staff, families and the wider school community.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Taungurung people as the first peoples of Buxton and the surrounding areas. The Taungurung have been custodians and caretakers of the land, animals and waters for many thousands of years and continue to perform age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We also recognise other Indigenous peoples living and working in the Buxton area.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Buxton Primary School is committed to promoting and embedding respectful relationships and gender equality into our school’s curriculum, ethos, vision and values. In our school, the focus is on treating everyone with respect and dignity, developing personal, social and emotional skills and contributing to early intervention through education. We aim to create real and lasting change in the lives of our students, staff, families and the wider school community.

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