Vision, mission and values

Our students have four  key beliefs underpinning  learning:

  • Everyone has the right to be treated in a caring and friendly manner.
  • Everyone has the right to be safe. 
  • Everyone has the right to have his / her belongings and property treated 
with respect. 
  • Everyone has the right to learn. 

The schools mission is based on the Melbourne Declaration - Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008)

Students at Grovedale West Primary School will be provided with an education that will enable them to become:

As successful learners they will:
  • Have an active role in their own learning
  • Have essential skills in literacy and numeracy
  • Be creative and productive users of technology
  • Be able to think critically and logically
  • Be able to problem solve in a critical and creative manner

As confident and creative individuals they will:
  • Have a sense of self worth and personal identity
  • Be optimistic and demonstrate a positive mindset
  • Be enterprising and show creative initiative
  • Demonstrate personal values such as honesty, resilience, empathy and respect for others
  • Have the knowledge and skills to maintain healthy satisfying lives

As active and informed citizens they will

  • Act with moral and ethical integrity
  • Appreciate Australia’s social, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity along with an understanding of government, culture and history
  • Understand and value indigenous cultures and reconciliation 

6 Cs

The development of young learners at GWPS is also underpinned by the 6cs. (Fullan) 
The overall purpose of the six Cs and their underlying structure is the well-being of the whole student, and the well-being of society, which essentially consists of higher levels of student achievement and the capacity to apply what one knows.

  • Character education - honesty, self-regulation and responsibility, perseverance, empathy for contributing to the safety and benefit of others, self-confidence, personal health and well-being, career and life skills. 
  • Citizenship -global knowledge, sensitivity to and respect for other cultures, active involvement in addressing issues of human and environmental sustainability. 
  • Communication - communicate effectively orally, in writing and with a variety of digital tools; listening skills. 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving - think critically to design and manage projects, solve problems, make effective decisions using a variety of digital tools and resources. 
  • Collaboration - work in teams, learn from and contribute to the learning of others, social networking skills, empathy in working with diverse others. 
  • Creativity and imagination - economic and social entrepreneurialism, considering and pursuing novel ideas, and leadership for action.