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Clarke Road School

Clarke Road School

Opening New Worlds

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Principal's message

“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connections and insists that they become the best they can possibly be” Rita Pearson

At Clarke Road School, we have a team of outstanding educators who are committed to ensuring that each child is given opportunities to connect, succeed and thrive. Our school culture is committed to excellence in designing teaching and learning programs that are evidence-based, innovative and deeply personalised, so that all students can learn and reach their potential. At Clarke Road School, we recognise that every moment is a teachable one and we are focussed on a vision of teaching and learning for all in the school community.

Teachers at Clarke Road School are tertiary trained, with many holding post graduate degrees in Special Education. They meet the Australian Teaching Standards and are well supported by executive staff who empower them to achieve the school’s vision for learning. All staff regularly engage in professional learning and collegial discussions through opportunities such as Learning and Support team meetings, which are focussed on professional conversations about how to improve teaching and learning practices for the benefit of all our students.

Effective teamwork with Student Learning and Support Officers (SLSO’s) is recognised as a key to the effective delivery of a high-quality education to our students and at Clarke Road School we recognise the importance of each person’s role in ensuring that teaching and learning programs are vibrant, relevant, personalised and achievable. Staff, our school counsellor and NDIS providers, all play an essential part in contributing to a multi-disciplinary team that supports students’ wellbeing.

First impressions are important when communicating with school. At Clarke Road, you will be greeted by our welcoming and friendly administrative staff who understand the importance of effective communication with parents. They will support you in your queries and are the best place to begin when you are seeking information. Together with our General Assistant, the administrative staff play a vital role in the safe and efficient management of the school.

As we strive for excellence in all that we do, regular feedback from both parents and staff is sought to improve practice. We are committed to working together to ensure our school provides the highest quality educational programs that support students who learn differently.

We look forward to partnering with you in Opening New Worlds for each child.

Rebecca Saunders