At Bundarra we truly understand the importance of building quality relationships between students, teachers, parents and the wider community. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and caring environment where Restorative Practices and our “You Can Do It” values program underpin and optimise the social, emotional and academic development of all of our students.
Bundarra Primary School has an extensive array of supports for students with additional needs. Support includes a fulltime Well Being co-ordinator and Community Liaison Officer who work with students and families. We also have an integration manager who works with our ES team to successfully support students with special needs through programs, transition, Support meetings etc. We offer a range of intervention programs to support students such as Fountas and Pinnell. We implement Language Support Programs (MiniLit and MaqLit) where students receive regular Literacy intervention in small groups to support their Literacy needs. In addition, we use JEMM and EMM maths programs and staff QuickSmart (Numeracy Intervention) to support mathematics development in the upper years. Our staff effectively collaborate through their Professional Learning Team planning meetings to cater for all students’ point of need with their learning and we develop Individual Learning Plans to support students with personalised learning goals. Team Leaders support teams to analyse student learning data, implement effective teaching strategies and to facilitate timely intervention and support in Literacy and Numeracy.
In 2019, Bundarra has begun the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) with extensive staff training and implementation across the whole school. More information on the BSEM can be found here: https://learning.berrystreet.org.au/focus-areas/berry-street-education-model
Alongside this, the ‘You Can Do It’ program is fully implemented into school life from Foundation to year 6, explicitly supporting school values. The school has an annual school concert as part of an Artist in Residence program. With every student performing on stage, this production provides a vehicle for teaching many valuable skills.
We have a very supportive parent community in the form of a Parents and Friends group and an active School Council. Parents work as volunteers to maintain the school environment, organise fundraising and social activities, and help us provide quality education opportunities. Parents are in the school daily, helping in the classroom, the library, at sporting events or on camps and excursions. We couldn’t do all the things we do without parental support. We look forward to you joining us.