Porepunkah Primary School believes that mutually supportive home-school partnerships are essential in order to promote positive student engagement and well-being. Many of our programs are proactive and preventative with a sense of belonging and pride being fostered within our school community. We purposefully aim for high expectations from all members of our community and actively model the school’s values throughout the whole school community. We are extremely proud of our happy and productive school environment.
The Resilience Project
Our school has implemented The Resilience Project for several years following funding provided by the Alpine Shire and the Communities That Care Project in 2018. The project aims to deliver emotionally engaging programs and provide evidence based, practical wellbeing strategies to build resilience based on the three key pillars of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness.
Porepunkah Primary School is in the implementing phase of the Respectful Relationships initiative which supports schools to promote and model respect and equality. It supports educators to teach our students how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Classroom teachers will work through age-appropriate resources to help students learn and practice social skills and apply them in a positive way to learning, life and relationships.
The Buddy Program
We are very proud of our Buddy Program for our new Foundation students. When your child enrols at our school, they are allocated a year five or six buddy. Students meet their buddy during the transition program and then meet them again at the start of the school year. Your child’s buddy is their helper during the first days of school and supports them at recess and lunch time to ensure they are settled into their new routine. The buddy relationship is one that lasts for many years.
Student Support Services
The Department of Education employs a team of Psychologists, Speech Therapists and Social Workers to provide support to the school, family and students through a referral system. They can provide advice, intervention and complete assessment services. Parent consent is required prior to Student Support Services engagement with students. Please contact the principal if you would like to discuss these services or alternatives as there is often a waitlist.
Student Opinion Survey
Each year our students are given the opportunity to complete the Attitudes to School Survey. These survey responses allow the school to target areas of improvement in student well-being and adjust programs to address areas of need.