About the school
As a total school community, we aim to provide a stimulating, positive and caring environment where learning is enjoyed and valued by all. The school is innovative, responsive to change and has a comfortable atmosphere where students, parents and staff enjoy working and learning together. The policies and programs reflect the value of consultative decision-making and genuine school community collaboration and partnership contributing to strong community support and all members working towards a shared vision for the school.
Chalcot Lodge Primary School is committed to safety and well-being of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Chalcot Lodge Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse, and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved at Chalcot Lodge Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the well being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
Our community includes families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, with half of the students from homes where English is their additional language and a high Student Family Occupation rating.
Our students are the central focus of all policies and programs at Chalcot Lodge primary School. The school is organised into Learning Areas that minimise class sizes and enhance collaborative teaching and learning.
We have high but achievable expectations for all students. Our priorities for the current Strategic Plan are English, Mathematics and Student Voice & Agency. Our teachers work within Professional Learning Communities to plan and implement a sequential, integrated up to date curriculum. Interactive technology, laptops and iPads are installed in every classroom to enhance student learning and to further engage students in their educational experiences.
We place a high priority on student well-being, including the development of appropriate social competencies and values of respect, integrity and excellence. Our unique learning environment and additional programs allow for and promote student participation and exploration in a range of learning experiences and also offer opportunities for student leadership. These additional programs include: Film; Radio; Robotics; Dance Crew; School Choir; Chess Club; Vegetable Garden; STEAM Centre; Talent Quest; Productions; Swimming; Instrumental Music; School & House Captains; Junior School Council; ICT Leaders; Peer Mediators; Environmental and Gardening Team.
Chalcot Lodge Primary School offers an extensive range of curriculum programs that nurture student’s individual skills and interests. Chalcot Lodge Primary School not only provides our students with the essential Literacy and Numeracy skills required to succeed in life, but also prepares our next generation of engineers, programmers, athletes, musicians, performers, film makers, radio DJs, chefs, scientist, environmentalists, essential workers and future leaders.
We enjoy an excellent reputation. Chalcot Lodge Primary School empowers all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical well-being. Our school values of excellence, empathy, inclusive, respect, resilience, courage, perseverance and safety are a part of every aspect at our school.