High expectations

Teacher, student and parent expectations all play a role in ensuring optimum outcomes for students. Managing community expectations requires strong leadership and open communication channels.

Bright ideas

Community and culture

Biraban Public School has established strong learning alliances that support the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal students. An Aboriginal community member is employed full-time as an Aboriginal education officer.

The school committed to lifting expectations for students by examining its strengths and core purpose in collaboration with community groups. The annual ‘yarn up’ consultation with the local Aboriginal community, students and staff contributed to feedback on specific focus areas. Professional learning for staff around Connecting to Country was developed. Workshops on MGoals engaged staff, parents and the broader community.

The school welcomes the community to annual events such as local blokes’ day, local ladies’ day and has established partnerships with the local Men’s Shed and the Salvation Army. The school also runs several playgroups for local preschool children.

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