CHILDHOOD IS NOT A RACE TO SEE HOW QUICKLY A CHILD CAN READ, WRITE AND COUNT.
CHILDHOOD IS A SMALL WINDOW OF TIME TO LEARN AND DEVELOP AT THE PACE WHICH IS RIGHT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHILD.
2015: Together We Can Do Great Things
ST PIUS X UNDERGOES RENEWAL!!
IT IS TIME TO REINSTATE ST PIUS X INTO ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY
2015 Principal Report:
2015 has been an incredible year! Our theme was ‘Together we can do great things’ and I can confidently say as a community we have certainly done that! 2015 for St Pius X has beeN a year full of achievements.I am truly grateful and appreciative to the multitude who generously give their time to ensure our children receive the best opportunitIes for learning. The extended care of our children received from the wider community is simply amazing. And the result is: HAPPY, CONFIDENT AND SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN!
AND HAPPY CHILDREN LEARN!
All children need the care and support of responsible adults who make them feel special. Thank you to the collective commitment of many caring adults who make our children feel special, loved and happy at St Pius X Primary School everyday, from Breakfast Club and Out of Hours School Care to Classroom Helpers, Craft Club, Reading Club, Community Partnerships and totally dedicated school staff, who provide ongoing opportunities for all children to flourish and shine! The children received excellent academic results across all disciplines, with public recognition through national competitions in English and Mathematics, Sports Awards, LIteracy awards by becoming published authors, illustrators and film producers, musical performances and the writing and recording of the St Pius X School Song. In Information Communication Technology children are becoming increasing competent in Google Applications for Education. We look forward to shine even brighter in 2016 as we continue to work together to create bright futures and live out the words of our new school song- Together We Lift Each Other up To Reach Our Dreams. Together we shine- Every Time!
ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015:
Refurbishment of classrooms and Administration Building
Installation of Contemporary Furniture
Upgrade of Information Technology Communications(ICT): increased Server Capacity, Connectivity and Speed, Wireless options, Google Drive, Computer Hardware- Laptops, IPads & PC’s and Software Programs and Apps
Initiation of Building a Learning Community-Engaging Families in Learning
Development of Expert Teaching Vision
Creation of new School Logo
Design of new School Uniform
School Improvement in Literacy: Reading (Catholic Education Melbourne)
Developing structures and procedures as a Professional Learning Community
2016: Creating Bright Futures
St Pius X is a learning community dedicated to providing the environment for all to shine. School improvement is driven by the commitment to enable engage and enhance learning and success for each and every student. Differentiated teaching programs and strategies develop the understandings, knowledge and skills for purposeful and meaningful learning experiences and create bright futures. We look forward t an exciting and purposeful year in 2016 as we continue to build and develop St Pius X School and ensure bright futures for all in our community. Together we lift each other up to reach our dreams.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2016:
Introduction of new school uniform
Personal Laptops for Year 5 & 6
Creation of new School Song: We Lift Each Other Up To Reach Our Dreams
School Improvement Review
Introduction of Performing Arts & Music Program
Implementation of Expert Teaching Vision
School Improvement in Literacy: Assessment for Learning- Assessment Capabilities (Catholic Education Melbourne & University of Melbourne)
Introduction of Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
Implementation of Professional Learning Community
Introduction of external Coach and Mentoring system- Building Teacher Capacity
Healthy Schools- Banyule Community Health
2017: Dare to Dream
St Pius X is a school for the community, daring to make a difference a every level, as together we nurture and support the health, development, learning and wellbeing of every child. The proof of our success is visible in the clam, peaceful environment and the smiling faces of happy children who are flourishing! As a community in 2017, we will reach new and exciting heights as we continue to lift each other up at very opportunity, and dare to reach for the stars! Together we shine!
ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2017:
St Pius X recognised as a Professional Learning Community (University of Melbourne)
School Improvement: Assessment for Learning-UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Network of SCHOOLS (UMNoS)
STEM- Robotics & Coding
Personal Laptops for Year 3 & 4
Student leading community change creatively using the Arts(Visual & Performing)
Students partnering with Banyule Council in Litter Alliance Project for Sustainability
St Pius X Art Show
Introduction of Montessori Playgroups (0-3 yrs & Yr 3-6yrs)
2018: Strive To Thrive
In 2018 we look forward to a rigorous learning environment, challenging our students to strive to thrive, by going deep within the learning pit, with grit and determination, applying effort and hard work, demonstrating persistence and perseverance to be the best they can be as learners leading the way, in community to a bright future. Together we shine!