Welcome to the McDowall State School. The
staff, parents and students associated with this school welcome you into the
school community. We trust that your time spent with us
will be personally satisfying and rewarding. The McDowall State
excellence in quality preparatory and primary education services. A
quality curriculum delivered by effective professional teaching upholds our
vision for all students to experience success and to assume increasing levels
of self-responsibility in the achievement of pre-determined learning outcomes
within a supportive learning context strengthened by partnerships.
believe that learning is the key in shaping and enriching our future leaders
and citizens. Learning is a part of everyday life. We acknowledge that schools
vary in philosophy and practice. We value preparatory and primary education
as the ‘foundation’ upon which child potential can be based. We also cherish
the early childhood years of our children as distinctly separate from
adolescent and young adult years. We continuously strive for even greater
educational achievements in educational excellence. We provide a concerted
focus on the child, an expectant and relevant curriculum, delivery of effective
teaching, a complementary, supportive school environment; and broad involvement
of various staff, students, parents and community partnerships within school
know that true educational excellence can only be earned through
productive partnerships and shared responsibility. Through unity we achieve our aspirations. Our collective purpose is to ‘achieve the best educational outcomes
for all enrolled students’. Open, honest and direct communication
between home and school is essential. Parents are encouraged to let us know
when pleased about things that happen in our school, to discuss any concerns
with us and to seek an understanding of the way in which this quality
educational institution functions.
Our focus is our students!
We maintain high standards of quality concerning school programming, teaching,
student welfare and learning outcomes. We celebrate success and then work to
improve on achievements. We focus our efforts on that special relationship that
exists between an effective teacher
and pupil. The valuing of
this “mythical magic of classroom climate
making classrooms human” is the base upon which McDowall State School
Management exists. Formal school success is
dependent upon productive, effective teaching and learning occurring within
decision-making is therefore guided by expectations, standards, policies and
procedures that support the application of defined values into daily school activity.
We teach students to assume
self-responsibility. We expect to work within a mutually supportive
relationship with parents. We maintain clearly defined, high expectations
concerning both student attainment and conduct.
The McDowall State School offers a Preparatory
and Primary Educational Programme. We are
extremely proud of ‘OUR GREAT STATE SCHOOL’ but acknowledge that parents should
always access the ‘most appropriate
school programme’ at which-ever location for the specific learning needs of
Bruce T. Fogarty Principal.