At Yinnar Primary School we are all learners.
Our vision is to empower students to be resilient, reflective and resourceful life-long learners who can learn independently and collaboratively.
Our mission is to create and maintain a learning culture which strives for excellence in teaching, which builds the learning power of all students.
At Yinnar Primary School we believe that learning should be a life-long enterprise.
We aim to develop our students ‘Learning Power’, not just so they can complete school learning more easily and effectively, but so they will leave school with a set of skills and attitudes which will serve them through the journey of life.
We have a strong emphasis on developing our core values of Growth Mindset, Respect, Aim High, Curiosity and Enthusiasm (GRACE). Our core values encourage our students to be enthusiastic and curious about their learning and to respect themselves as well as each other. We want our children to leave our school as learners not just achievers.
We have a strong emphasis on developing our core values of Growth Mindset, Respect, Aim High, Curiosity and Enthusiasm (GRACE). Our core values encourage our students to be enthusiastic and curious about their learning and to respect themselves as well as each other. We want our children to leave our school as learners, not just achievers. At Yinnar Primary School we move forward together with a growth mindset empowering us to see endless possibilities and endeavour to reach our highest potential. We aim to instil in our children a belief that their intelligence can be cultivated and the importance of seeking out challenge and feedback for continued growth.
Our Learning Power Approach and our GRACE core values are introduced from Prep and are integral to the learning culture of our school.
Learning Power Approach
At Yinnar Primary School building learning power is about helping young people to become better learners, both in school and out. It is about creating a culture in classrooms – and in the school more widely – that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to become better learners; face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively. It engages students consciously with the ideas and processes of their own learning in the knowledge that learning itself is learnable.
Students who are more confident of their own learning ability learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable. They do better in their tests and external examinations. And they are easier and more satisfying to teach.
Building Learning Power prepares youngsters better for an uncertain future. Today’s schools need to be educating not just for exam results but for lifelong learning. To thrive in the 21st century, it is not enough to leave school with a clutch of examination certificates. Pupils/students need to have learnt how to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive.
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