At Lowood State School we are committed to ensuring that our students are afforded a quality curriculum which promotes the successful achievement of basic skills in literacy and numeracy, as well as the application of life-long process skills in thinking, problem solving, decision making, creativity, communication and teamwork.
Our goal is to empower our students with these skills so as to enable them to confidently meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.
In recent years, Lowood State School has engaged in a journey of self-discovery and developed a school vision which provides a clear sense of ‘what we want to be’. Our vision is used as a tool to guide our school in all that we do and underpins our professional practice.
The Lowood State School vision is:
At Lowood State School we recognise that a differentiated approach responding to the needs of the student cohort, and a focus on quality teaching, is most likely to support improved student learning.
We are committed to providing for inclusivity and to ensuring that all of our students are afforded a quality curriculum which promotes the successful achievement of basic skills in literacy and numeracy, as well as the application of life-long process skills in thinking, problem solving, decision making, creativity, communication and teamwork.
After much discussion and community consultation, and as an integral part of our on-going school revitalisation process, Lowood SS has identified five school values that are explicitly taught and modelled in all contexts.
Our Values are:
It’s OK to agree to disagree (respect the opinions, beliefs… of others)
be polite & use manners – please/thank you; excuse me; titles; turn taking
caring for each other
using people’s name correctly (My name is not a game!)
‘Golden rule’ – Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.
taking care of the job at hand and setting a good example for everyone
be the best YOU can be
report unsafe/inappropriate behaviour
look after own belongings/property
seek permission of other people to use their ‘things’
tell the truth
think for yourself
do your own work
put your hands in your pockets and walk away
clean up your own mess
always try your hardest
take risks in your learning
if you don’t receive the results you expect, keep trying
learn from your mistakes
never give up
be ‘strong’ when you are in difficult situations
don’t let others’ behaviour impact on your own behaviour or feelings
Telling the whole truth
Being honest, but kind
Playing by the rules