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External Validation & What It Says About Us

Our school was externally validated last week. An independent team from the Department of Education’s High Performance Unit required evidence (volumes and volumes of it in fact) to show that what we are doing in the areas of learning, teaching and leading at Mt Ousley, is measurably impacting on student learning in the most positive ways.

This One's For the Staff

A school is so much more than a physical site with classrooms, play areas and a lot of Apple devices. A school is actually the people who are in it; the students, parents and staff.

The success of a school should never be determined by test scores alone. A more lasting and accurate measure of success is the relationships that are nurtured, because without these, a school is really no different to any factory churning out identical products in the most efficient, controlled way.

Canberra Camp

Hi everyone,

Our four-day camp in Canberra is just around the corner! I know that both myself and the rest of Stage 3 couldn't be more excited. A number of notes have been going home with your children detailing what to bring, what to expect and general medical information - if for any reason you need another copy of these notes, feel free to contact me at school. The main information to remember is:

Student Achievement

Mount Ousley, like many other primary schools, has a relentless focus on improving student achievement. This occurs through a wide range of structures that continually improve teaching and allow students to take increasingly greater responsibility for their learning.

Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is one of the most important values we teach. The knowledge that others care about us and the secure feeling we gain from being supported, respected and included, lie at the heart of a person’s positive wellbeing. Indeed, they lie at the heart of a decent society.

If one’s self-esteem suffers from the hurtful or unthoughtful actions of others, or if we’re confronted by harsh challenges in life, it is of course so much harder to function effectively and be a productive participant in all that life has to offer.

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