Excellence in education
The safety and positive health and wellbeing of all students is the foundation upon which students have the opportunity to achieve their potential. The development of each student is seen as a whole and social emotional wellbeing is as important as academic learning and physical health when considering the pre-requisites for a motivated and positive learner.
The beliefs about teaching and learning at Pioneer Village School provide a strong consistent understanding of what it takes to support each child to achieve their potential. Many aspects of our school environment supports students to feel safe and secure with a real sense of belonging and trust.
The values program at Pioneer Village School provides a context for everything that occurs in the school as well as outlining the expectations for all interactions. It guides the development of attitudes towards others, the environment as well as learning and behaviour.
A range of programs and strategies also exist to support social and emotional development and wellbeing.
We have also partnered with Parkerville Youth Services Inc to offer pastoral support through an on-site social worker. This service is provided to further support students and the wider school community. Our social worker organises voluntary lunch time activities, facilitates well-being programs, and supports students and staff to create a caring, and inclusive well-being environment within the school.
Our social worker can be accessed by students during break times, in specific programs, or through their class teacher. She is also available to offer individual support, with informed parental consent.