Governing Council


We are committed to providing quality teaching and learning in a safe and supportive learning environment. We work together to pursue excellence and achieve individual success and happiness.

Contextual Influences

Factors which impact on Kirton Point Primary School community include:

  • Isolation from the metropolitan area.
  • Cultural and economic diversity.
  • A diversity of values, attitudes, skills, abilities and needs within our school population.

This profile challenges our school community to address:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Delivery of an inclusive curriculum.
  • Access by students to cultural activities, specialist and support programs.
  • The rights of individuals to learn and teach.
Core Business/Mission

Our core business is to provide quality teaching, learning and care in a safe, supportive learning environment.

Our core business is supported by:

  • Open communication
  • Emphasis on individual achievement and success
  • Collaborative learning and teaching
  • Democratic decision making
  • Active student, staff, parent and community participation
  • Consistent behaviour management and anti-harassment policies and procedures
Values and Principles

Our school values are :- Respect – Responsibility – Teamwork – Trust – Fairness – Friendships

We value learning experiences and opportunities that:

  • Cater for and respect difference
  • Empower students to access information and resources, make decisions and take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Encourage risk taking
  • Are relevant to individual needs, abilities and interests
  • Encourage interaction and collaboration with others
  • Enable students to learn “how to learn”
  • Involve staff, students, parents and the general community as active participants in the learning process
  • Support development of a zest for life and learning
  • Encourage a respect for the environment
  • Support development of an understanding of Aboriginal Culture
Governing Council Code of Practice

The Governing Councillor will:

  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the school as a whole.
  • Use due care and diligence in fulfilling the function of office and exercising the powers attached to that office.
  • Use the powers of office for a proper purpose, in the best interests of the school as a whole.
  • Recognise that the primary responsibility is to the school community as a whole.
    Make proper use of information acquired as a governing councillor and maintain confidentiality.
  • Not take improper advantage of the position of governing councillor and should not engage in conduct likely to discredit.
  • Not allow personal interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of the school.
  • Be independent in judgement and actions and take all reasonable steps to be satisfied about the soundness of all decisions taken by the governing council.
Principal Code of Practice
The principal is responsible for the leadership, management and development of the school and its programs. The Principal operates within the relevant Act, regulations, departmental policies and the role and responsibility statement for principals.

In providing effective leadership, the principal will:

Lead and manage the implementation of the Site Improvement Plan.

Provide leadership and accurate advice to the governing council and ensure that the policies and programs developed in partnership with the community are implemented.

Assist all staff to adhere consistently to departmental and school policies.

Support the development and maintenance of a purposeful learning environment that recognises and rewards student achievement.

Facilitate the use of quality learning and teaching strategies to maximise student learning outcomes.

Ensure a safe, effective and harassment free environment for students and staff.

Ensure principles of equity and merit are applied.

Manage the development and operation of the site’s financial and administrative systems.

Promote the school and further enhance links with all sectors of the educational community.

Staff Code of Practice

Staff Code of Practice

In addition to specific role and responsibility statements, staff will abide by a code of practice which ensures that:

All members of the school community are treated with respect.
The individual learning needs of students are paramount.
All members of staff contribute to the implementation of the school’s Partnerships plan.
Teaching programs are consistent with the Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework.
A positive contribution is made, in collaboration with others, to whole school activities and development.
All school and departmental policies are enacted.
Skills and knowledge are continually expanded through self reflection,  constructive feedback and participation in team learning and training and development.
A positive contribution is made to developing and sustaining a productive teaching and learning environment.

Students Code of Practice

Students will:

Treat all members of the school community with respect.
Demonstrate pride in the school.
Strive to do their best at all times.
Behave in accordance with the Behaviour Management Policy.
Use grievance procedures to address issues of concern.
Be active participants in the decision making process under the school’s decision making guidelines.

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