Thank you for taking the time to visit our website
to find out about our school.
Our school has been open since 1874 and it has a
rich social and cultural background. Children from many ethnic and
socio-economic groups attend Henderson Primary School which makes our school an
exciting and vibrant place to be.
We are committed to high academic standards and
standards of student behaviour. We expect that all students will achieve
and we emphasize the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
At our school we focus on formative assessment
teaching practices as the vehicle for effective learning. The main components
of formative assessment are:
active involvement of students in their own learning.
learning goals with students.
students in self-assessment.
effective feedback which leads to students recognising their next
learning steps and how to take them.
teaching to take account of the results of assessments.
that every pupil can improve.
We are a very well-resourced school. We have
a large library, an arts hall, gymnasium, swimming pool and extensive
grounds. Our staffs are very experienced and provide our students
with a safe but challenging learning environment.
We believe a positive relationship between parents
and school is essential to maximise the learning potential of the
children. Our teachers and staff are very approachable and we will do our
best to welcome and assist you.
Lastly, recently we created a Facebook page to work in
conjunction with this website to inform parents and the wider community of all school
activities. Please 'LIKE' our page
and don't forget to share with your family and friends.
School starts at 8:55am and finishes at 2:45pm. All children who arrive late to
school must collect a late slip from the office. All children leaving the school MUST be signed out at the office, they
also must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to leave the
school (during school hours) unsupervised.
- We have a School Uniform and EVERYONE is expected
to wear it. HATS are
compulsory in Terms 1 and 4. You can purchase these from the office.