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Crow’s Nest State School provides high quality education that makes a positive difference to the lives of all of our students, and to equip young people for the future to enable them to contribute to a socially, economically and culturally vibrant society.

At Crow’s Nest State School, teachers have devised clear statements for students. These year-level juncture statements describe the concepts, facts and procedures (knowing and understanding) as well as the set of processes (ways of working) that support the development of deep understanding and the capabilities that students need for ongoing learning, now and in the future.

The outcomes for children of this quality education are:

  • A strong sense of self worth

  • High level academic skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to problem solve and to think both creatively and critically

  • An understanding of cultural and environmental issues

  • The development of self-discipline and socially responsible behaviours

  • A love of learning and a recognition that it is a life-long process

To ensure the achievement of these outcomes we will:

  • Provide excellent teaching by skilled, intellectually engaged, connected, supportive, dedicated and caring staff

  • Achieve literacy and numeracy outcomes of the highest level possible for each child

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop effective problem solving, communication and decision-making skills

  • Develop high level, problem based, relevant and critical information technology skills for each student

  • Provide programs to cater for the special needs of our students

  • Maintain strong partnerships with our community to enhance learning outcomes

  • Provide opportunities for students to excel in cultural activities, in recognition of individual differences and fostering active citizenship in all students.

  • Provide opportunities for students to excel in sporting activities.

  • Provide a learning environment where children are supported in a positive self-regulatory environment.

  • Maintain clean, safe and attractive classroom and playground areas.

  • Assist in providing professional development, counselling and support services for members of our school community.

  • Provide support that fosters intellectual engagement, connectedness to the wider world, supportive classroom environments and recognition of difference.

Distinctive curriculum offerings in at Crow's Nest State School include:

  • Performing arts

  • Agricultural studies 

  • Landcare activities

  • Industrial technology & design

  • Instrumental music

 

In 2011 we included our Year 7 students for the first time in exposure and study of elective subjects. We are well placed for the transition of Year 7 students to secondary school in 2015 as a part of the A Flying Start for Queensland agenda.