Principal’s Message

Welcome to Camboon Primary School, an Independent Public School located in Noranda. We provide an exciting education for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. One of the first things you will notice about our school is our diversity. We have learners coming from 33 different language backgrounds. Our positive and challenging teaching programs and ethos encourage all children to develop the knowledge, skills and values to become successful, confident, and creative individuals.

We have an outstanding reputation in the community and have high expectations of all children enrolled at our school. Our caring and nurturing environment, along with our exceptional learning programs, will provide your child the knowledge and skills to flourish.

At Camboon Primary School, our aim is to make school a positive environment for students, their families, staff and the wider community. We encourage involvement within classrooms, through the P&C, canteen, volunteering and in many other ways. Communication is very important to us and we use the Connect app as a safe, fast and reliable form of communication. We ask that you use Connect to stay informed and if you ever have any queries, please speak to the teachers or come and see us in the office. It is vital that the relationships between home and school are positive and rewarding for both, but mainly for our students.

Camboon Primary school has a strong ethos of lifelong learning and we have a courteous and considerate learning community where each child is treated as a valued individual. During 2019, we worked with a consultant who ran workshops with students, parents and staff to review our values and mission. Through the consultation process we came to a consensus. Our new mission statement and values are;

Mission
We facilitate learning by inspiring and empowering students to reach their potential every day.

Values
Camboon Primary School values;
· Courage
· Perseverance
· Respect

At Camboon Primary School, we pride ourselves on our positive reputation as we continue to promote high standards and expectations across all areas of our school. We inspire our students in all areas of the curriculum and in 2022, we continue to offer specialist programs in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Italian and also Science. Students also have access to PEAC, instrumental music, dance and drama in alternating years. Staff utilise research-informed teaching and learning strategies to ensure educational programs are best practice, effective, motivating, engaging, and that assessment techniques are appropriate. Staff use a variety of assessments to assist in planning and teaching and provide effective feedback to students on their learning. Staff regularly collaborate within the school and across the Morley Schools Network to ensure consistency across the curriculum.

We are an Independent Public School which allows us the flexibility of resource allocation to focus on improving student outcomes and school performance. Our Business Plan 2021-2023 can be found on our website, and articulates our plans. We have an enthusiastic School Board which consists of parents, school, and community representatives who support the school in decision making and assist in longer term planning.

Your child will have many opportunities to undertake leadership duties, including being student councillors, faction captains, equipment monitors and members of the school’s Social Justice Committee. These students mentor younger students in the playground, fundraise throughout the year to support our sister school, Amphet Phnom in Cambodia, and undertake sustainability activities.

In 2022 our expected student enrolments are around 380 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We have approximately 40 staff members who are exceptional and dedicated to making a positive difference to all students, families and each other.

The Camboon Parents and Citizen’s Association are a dedicated group of parents who work tirelessly to support the endeavours of the school, benefiting the students, the school and the local community. The school has an on-site day care provider that offers both before and after school care, as well as vacation care. Our school is located near a wealth of community services and facilities including a child care centre, local athletics centre and district netball association courts.

I, along with the Camboon Primary School staff, wish you and your family a happy, rewarding and memorable association with Camboon Primary School.

Janice Cuculoska – Principal