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Principal’s welcome

Currimundi State School - Riding the Waves to Success.

As the newly appointed Principal (Term 4, 2017) of Currimundi State School, I have been impressed by the welcoming nature of students, staff and parents. Students have been particularly proactive in welcoming me. Many have greeted me with a friendly smile, introduced themselves and have been keen to tell me all about themselves. They also tell me how much they love their unique school situated right on the beach. With their nearly 600 happy, smiling faces, I have quickly felt a sense of belonging to this community.

This is a school that is small enough that the Principal can get to know every student yet large enough to have every resource required to challenge and extend all students.

As I have met each teacher, it is clear that there is a common thread – each have a deep knowledge of their students as individuals and genuinely care for them. They are quick to proudly tell me that they love the school and are full of praise for the student population. The non-teaching staff are talented and committed and each contribute to a truly supportive school environment.  The office staff, the groundsman, the teacher aides, and the cleaners all have a pride in their school and the desire to support our young people.

I quickly discovered the high levels of involvement of parents; in the tuckshop, at the second-hand uniform shop and around the school. They too have been caught up in, and form part of, the engaging culture of this beautiful school.

Built upon this powerful foundation of pride, joy, respect and care is a rigorous, productive, and fun approach to education. Dedicated teachers teach the Australian Curriculum with a wide-range of evidence-based approaches in an engaging and age-appropriate manner.  The end-product of all this is for each of our young people to thrive in school, the labour force, and life.

Our school’s vision, ‘Riding the Waves to Success’, tells all students that they can have success with practice and effort. We need to be confident to have a go and accept that we will fall off from time to time. Our teachers build the necessary knowledge and skills in all students to ensure that they develop confidence and competence to ride those waves to success.

We take pride in our behaviour, cooperation and manners - we refer to it as ‘Currimundi Courtesy’. Our positive ‘Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students’ supports the provision of a safe environment for all through the use of rewards and consequences.  Parental support of this program is a crucial component to ensure successful outcomes for our students.

There is no zoning attached to enrolments until capacity is reached.

Please contact the school to book in a group tour of our facilities.  Further information can be found here on the Currimundi State School Website and on our Currimundi State School Facebook page.

Terry Janz

Principal