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Principal's Message

I am delighted and proud to be the Principal of Charnwood-Dunlop School. Our professional staff value the strong and diverse community of our school where we work together with our energetic parents and citizens (P&C) and School Board to support all students to develop and learn. Our school vision is:

‘Together as a community of staff, students and families we create a safe and encouraging learning environment where wonder and curiosity are nurtured and every child is empowered to reach their full potential. We value diversity and build positive respectful relationships through effective communication.’

The staff at Charnwood-Dunlop School work collaboratively to provide a professional learning community where we have high expectations for all students and provide opportunities to extend and support individual learning.

Our Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) approach to student engagement and wellbeing is a well-researched philosophy grounded in the idea that changing a student’s environment and engagement in class can create desired behaviours. Our school expectation is that all students are positively engaged in their learning, they are safe and they are respectful.

The Belconnen Primary Introductory English Centre (BPIEC) is an important part of our school. Students attend the BPIEC to learn English for two terms before transitioning to their local primary schools. The inclusion of the BPIEC provides a unique and valuable opportunity for all our students to develop intercultural understandings, create connections and develop an appreciation of diversity in our global society.

Students have many opportunities to learn and succeed at Charnwood-Dunlop School:

*A strong focus on improving outcomes in literacy and numeracy through differentiated learning including reading, writing and maths workshops

*Positive Behaviours for Learning to encourage high expectations for engaging in learning

*Integrated inquiry approach to learning using the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework

*Technology – all students from Year 3-6 have access to a chrome book; Junior class sets of iPad and Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in every classroom

*Arts program including Year 5/6 band, specialist Arts teacher, lunch time clubs and recognition of achievement through ‘Artist of the Month’ awards

*We are part of the Ride and Walk to School iniative. Our school regularly competes in rugby, touch football, netball, swimming and athletics as well as prioritise regular fitness, healthy eating and physical education

*ABC Café – open every morning from 8.30-9.00am for breakfast and reading. Families and volunteers are very welcome to join us

*Literacy intervention programs

*Gifted and Talented programs including after school clubs and the Magellan Program in conjunction with Melba Copland Secondary School

*Year 5 and 6 leadership programs including Student Representative Council

*ACT Rostrum public speaking for senior students

*Sports Houses and e-praise points system for promoting positive behaviour, citizenship, and sportsmanship

*School assemblies each fortnight on Friday afternoons to celebrate student achievements and provide opportunities for student performances

*A whole school Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

*Celebrations such as NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day, ANZAC Day, Book Week and National Literacy and Numeracy Week

*Community Dirt Bike Track – the school has a permanent professionally-built dirt bike track available for use by the students and the community

If you would like further information or wish to visit Charnwood-Dunlop School please contact us on 6142 2680 and we will happily show you around and share more about our school.

Yours sincerely,

Debbie Lowrey

Acting Principal

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