Student Wellbeing & Engagement

Educational Programs 


Our school structure is unique, and provide a great balance between 'straight' and 'mixed-age' grade groupings. Straight grades operate in Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2, whilst multi-aged grades run for Grade 3/4 and 5/6. Staff plan in teams using an integrated curriculum approach and programs are delivered through a 2-year inquiry-based curriculum plan incorporating thinking skills.

Classroom programs are supported by specialist teachers in Indonesian, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. In addition, Literacy Support programs are offered. A wide variety of extra-curricula activities including choir, school band, private music tuition, running club and coding clubs ensure that there are opportunities for every child. Parents are supported through programs such as Developing Literacy Partnerships, Classroom Helpers and a variety of information nights on student wellbeing and classroom programs throughout the year.

A strong Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) supports students funded under the Department of Education and Early Childhood’s Disability and Impairment program through the appointment of Education Support staff who work in conjunction with teachers and families to support special needs. Weekly Life Skills sessions are a feature of this program.


Learning Community


At APPS our purpose as an effective learning community is to believe in the achievement of excellence and the fulfilment of potential in a happy, caring and safe environment where students, staff and families feel a strong connection to each other and the school. We are committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning. We actively engage students in a range of authentic learning experiences. Through these our children will develop understandings and competencies needed to be successful learners and citizens in a rapidly changing world.Close


Our commitment to the Performing Arts is evident in our class music programs, choir and annual school production where each child is given an opportunity to shine through drama and music. A purpose-built performing arts centre provides individual music tuition rooms as well as a brilliant performing arts studio.

Student voice is encouraged through our Junior School Council with representatives from all classes, led by School Captains and staff members. Leadership opportunities for students include: School Captains, House Captains, Junior School Councillors, Environmental Leaders and Peer Mediators (Peace Makers program).

A strong transition program exists for students from Kindergarten to Foundation, from level to level within the school and from Year 6 to Year 7 which promotes confidence, independence and prepares them for the next stage of their learning.

Students and staff enjoy a state of the art Information and Communication Technologies program, with interactive projectors and one-to-one device ratios from Grade 1-6

APPS provides an Out of School Hours Care program through Camp Australia. This program supports families by offering before and after school care from Monday to Friday. A Holiday Program is offered for most school holidays and curriculum days throughout the year. Childcare is also provided for many programs operating after hours enabling parents to make the most of opportunities that are on offer at various times of the year.  Please visit for more information.



Rights and Responsibilities


Rights and Responsibilities of the School Community   


Every member of the school community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.






Students have a right to:

  • work in a secure environment where, without intimidation, bullying (including cyber-bullying) or harassment, they are able to fully develop their talents, interests and ambition
  • participate fully in the school’s educational program


Students have a responsibility to:

  • participate fully in the school’s educational program and to attend school regularly. Students should also be expected to display positive behaviours that demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and all other members of the school community.
  • demonstrate respect for the rights of others, including the right to learn. They will contribute to an engaging educational experience for themselves and other students.
  • be encouraged and supported to take greater responsibility for their own learning and participation as members of the whole school community as they progress through school. This involves developing as individual learners who increasingly manage their own learning and growth by setting goals and managing resources to achieve these goals.






Parents/carers have a right to:

  • expect that their children will be educated in a secure environment in which care, courtesy and respect for the rights of others are encouraged


Parents/carers have a responsibility to:

  • promote positive educational outcomes for their children by taking an active interest in their child’s educational progress and by modelling positive behaviours.
  • ensure their child’s regular attendance at school
  • engage in regular and constructive communication with school staff regarding their child’s learning.
  • support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.






Teachers have a right to:

  • expect that they will be able to teach in an orderly and cooperative environment
  • be informed, within Privacy requirements,  about matters relating to students that will affect the teaching and learning program for that student


Teachers have a responsibility to:

  • fairly, reasonably and consistently implement the engagement policy
  • know how students learn and how to teach them effectively
  • know the content they teach
  • know their students
  • plan and assess for effective learning
  • create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments
  • use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning



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