Welcome students, families and staff to Carnegie Primary School for 2021. Carnegie Primary School is a larger school with an enrolment this year of about 610 students in 28 classes.
Our steady enrolments allow for greater flexibility, both in staffing and curriculum, while still maintaining a community feel and a sense of belonging for all. We are committed to the development of whole-school effective teaching and learning practices to best support the children in our care. Our vision is to provide an engaging, supportive and inclusive learning environment where children can interact positively in a safe, respectful and cooperative atmosphere. Our teachers and staff bring a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the crucial task of guiding students on a productive journey during their years at Carnegie Primary. We greatly value our relationship with parents and encourage you to communicate with teachers and school management on any issues of interest and concern. There are always many opportunities for our parent community to participate in a wide range of activities that support the children and the operation and wellbeing of the school.
We have been incredibly fortunate over recent years to oversee the development of major building and grounds projects to cater for our expanding student population. Our eight-classroom learning centre, newly constructed a decade ago, has been more recently complemented by major refurbishments to both our prep learning centre and our senior student classroom space.
Our newly built state of the art gymnasium, art room and music room look out on a wonderful newly constructed sports oval and play area, featuring playground equipment, sandpits and ball courts to cater for all our children. We are particularly excited about, and grateful for, the recent addition of a new playground, financed mainly by the government’s School Pride funding initiative, but with a generous contribution from our own PFA. It is a very popular place for all of our children to play in. We always look forward to showing our prospective families around the teaching and learning areas and the sports and play areas of our school.
We embraced many challenges in 2020, but at Carnegie, we continued to do our best and undoubtedly, all built greater resilience. Our school motto is Welcoming, Engaging, Achieving and we have always tried to live that every day. We promote respect and inclusion as our key values and instil in our students the importance of these as they go about their daily lives and build their relationships. We look forward to 2021 providing more normal learning opportunities, both at school and through a return to our time honoured extra-curricular activities such as excursions, camps, swimming and sporting events. We particularly look forward to having our whole school community once again join us for the myriad of sporting, artistic and cultural events that we so love to proudly share and enjoy together.
Linda Jones - The Principal