A positive school culture ensures that students feel valued and cared for, have meaningful opportunities to contribute to the school and can effectively engage with their learning. Mt Duneed Regional Primary School aims to be an effective school, engaging and inclusive, recognising and responding to the diverse needs of our students and their different learning profiles.
Mount Duneed Regional Primary School is committed to educational excellence and the development of a caring and stimulating environment. A culture of team planning and teaching will continue to grow and develop throughout the school. Mount Duneed Regional Primary School is committed to offering programs that support life skills and social skills development for our PSD students and students identified as needing extra support in these areas.
Mount Duneed Regional Primary School is a You Can Do It school. It offers a safe and caring environment where students can experience success, with an emphasis on community spirit, respect for others and the environment, and a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The school atmosphere at Mt Duneed is supportive and friendly, where a child’s education is an enjoyable experience. Mt Duneed Regional Primary School strives to be actively involved in the construction of a true learning community. An emphasis is placed on creating an inclusive, collaborative learning community that embraces academic, social, cultural and physical pursuits.
At Mt Duneed Regional Primary School we value:
- students who are actively involved in and enthusiastic about their learning, who display pride in their achievements and who take responsibility for both their learning and their behaviour.
- an attractive, stimulating, organised learning environment where students feel safe, valued and respected.
- parental support and active involvement in school life.
- staff who are enthusiastic and support the continued development of their professional skills and knowledge, thereby making the school an effective organisation.
students, parents and teachers who work as a team to optimise learning opportunities.
To provide a learning environment where students are stimulated, supported, engaged and challenged to reach their full potential.
The school has an experienced, professional staff who have high expectations of themselves and students. As our school continues to grow, our staff is expanding to include both experienced staff with leadership skills combined with younger graduate teachers.
Staff members are caring and respectful of students’ needs and are committed to the development of positive relationships with all students. Students have a wide choice of secondary education opportunities upon graduation from Mt Duneed Regional Primary School.
The school enjoys the strong and active support of School Council and parents – participating in School Council sub-committees, curriculum and classroom programs, information and professional development activities, community forums and special events.
Our curriculum is broad, carefully planned, rich and varied, with a strong emphasis on essential learnings and inquiry learning across the school consistent with the Victorian Curriculum. In addition, there is a strong focus on ICT development and cybersafety integrated across the curriculum in Year 3-6. The school provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities for its students. The school Strategic Plan has focused on student learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy, enhancing engagement and wellbeing and developing ICT skills.
Personal and social learning is catered for through a wide variety of programs including Starting Right, You Can Do It, Junior School Council, Buddies, Student Leadership and the Delta Dog Program.
Whole-school Prevention Statement:
Mt Duneed Regional Primary School endeavours to create an
environment in which every child feels happy,
safe and important.
In order that children develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and an awareness of the need to care for and value the rights of others, class and school rules are developed. These are supported by clear behaviour protocols and consequences. The classroom rules are developed during the Starting Right Program at the beginning of each year and are displayed in each classroom.
By increasing each child’s self-esteem and reinforcing desirable behaviour, the need to implement strategies to modify inappropriate behaviour is reduced.
Student welfare at Mt Duneed Regional Primary School aims to provide and nurture student development academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
Mt Duneed Regional Primary School does not tolerate bullying of any kind.
We actively foster the existence of a
‘SAFE, FAIR AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT’
And support the ideals of our school’s
YOU CAN DO IT! Program.
Our clear messages displayed around the school buildings are:
“Hands Off” and
‘Be part of the solution, not the problem.”
The foundations of this program promote emotional resilience - developing student’s Confidence, Persistence, Getting Along and Organisational skills.
Engagement & Wellbeing Goals:
- Encourage students to be responsible for the outcome of their own actions and to accept the consequences of their behaviour.
- Promote respect, caring and positive relationships between all individuals and groups within the school community by building on the foundations of the You Can DO It! Program.
- Build a sense of belonging that promotes wellbeing and an awareness of student’s rights and responsibilities.
- Provide an environment to strengthen each student’s ability to cope with their surroundings and build resilience.
- Provide support services and programs for students at educational risk.
Programs at Mt Duneed Regional Primary School that promote student engagement, high attendance and positive behaviours.
Across Whole School
Community / Parent linked
Whole School Welfare
Leadership Program Yr 1-6
Whole school activity days
Senior Choir Year 3-6
Supporting local RSL activities
Anzac Day & Remembrance Day
Student Central Tracking
Junior School Council events
It’s Not Okay to be Away
Literacy and Numeracy week.
Junior School Council Year 1-6
Clean Up Australia Day
Parent Helpers Program
Whole School Concert
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Integration Support Program
Yr 3-6 Netbook Program
Parent Information Sessions
You Can Do It!
Debating – Yr 6
Starting Right / Learning to Learn
Learning spaces conducive to learning
Student Led Conferences
ICT rich environment
Buddy Program Yr Prep & 6
Yr 6-7 Transition
Perceptual Motor Program – Years Prep
Whole School Assembly
One – Up days
Our commitment to child safety:
- Our organisation is committed to child safety.
- We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
- We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
- We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
- We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
- Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
- Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
- Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
- We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
- We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.