Schools are the focus of expertise in learning. They perform a vital role in providing opportunities to students to acquire knowledge and understanding, pursue special interests, strive to achieve excellence and develop social and vocational skills. The core business of schools is providing a learning programme for students to achieve system wide and school based learning outcomes. Schools also aim to facilitate and support participation among parents, students, administrators, teachers and others in the school community and between the school and departmental support structures.
Teachers fulfil a key role in delivery of quality education to students and will contribute towards excellence in education through a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, a respected curriculum that assists students to live happily and productively in their own and the global society, fair and equitable work practices, productive partnerships that ensure that the McDowall State School stays focused on ‘the child’ and our performance targets, and is able to achieve these effectively, responsible school management and responsive and constructive strategic management. For more information, refer to Effective teaching (PDF, 7814 KB).