Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome to Ithaca Creek State School and our learning community.
I am confident that your association with Ithaca Creek will be a happy and productive one for you and your child. The preparatory and primary years of schooling have a special place in the educational experience of our children. These years are crucial in a child’s development and provide the foundation for each student to become a successful lifelong learner. The learning experiences during these years will help the students to develop confidence in their ability to identify problems/issues, seek knowledge and information and then formulate appropriate actions.
We encourage students to participate in many activities at and away from school as this helps develop their self-confidence and to develop the necessary social skills. At Ithaca Creek we offer the students opportunity to lead (through formal leadership roles and as class monitors), team sport (summer and winter seasons), instrumental music, choir, and our Year 6 Student Leadership program.
All staff members at Ithaca Creek State School believe that a positive foundation for life is built in a safe, happy and supportive environment where students remain willing andenthusiastic learners and participate in a wide variety of activities. This learning is facilitated through:
Positive relationships between teachers and students.
Regular contact between school and home.
Programs that are designed to be responsive to the needs of the learners.
Using teaching strategies and developing learning experiences that engage and motivate students to learn.
I encourage your involvement with your own child’s education and your active participation in school life and school community events.
There are opportunities for you to have input into school decision-making and policy development through the Parents and Citizens Association and various planning groups and committees.
At Ithaca Creek State School we are fortunate to have a team of very experienced and capable teachers and very capable support staff. The teachers realise the importance of providing timely advice about significant events in your child’s school day and keeping you well informed about your child’s progress.
They welcome both formal an informal opportunities to do so. Should you have questions or concerns about your child's education, be sure to contact your child’s teacher in the first instance.
The Deputy Principal and I are also available for meetings to discuss any of your concerns or interests.
We look forward to working with you as your child grows and learns throughout their primary years of schooling.