Pillars of Learning

Nairne School Improvement Plan

At the heart of everything we do at Nairne School are the UNESCO* Pillars of Education which form the foundation of our School Improvement Plan.

The aim of this plan is to give our students an environment which provides encouragement, support and opportunities for them to develop the skills and attitudes to take control of their future with confidence. We also strive to give our students a strong sense of belonging: to their school and community, both locally and globally.

The values we endeavour to build in our school community include:

  • Strong relationships – based on mutual trust between staff, students and parents.
  • Rich learning – nurturing the whole child intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
  • Connections with community – valuing contributions by all and seeking opportunities for generosity and giving.

Our School Improvement Plan is always growing and adapting to better meet the needs of our school community. This is a collaborative effort between our governing council, staff, parents and students. In fact, Student Voice was established with the specific intent of giving our students a greater opportunity to develop their initiative and leadership skills through contributing to the Nairne School Improvement Plan.

Pillars of Learning

There are five pillars of education in all: Learning to Know, Learning to Do, Learning to Be, Learning to Live Together, and Learning to Live Sustainably. Our primary focus has been on:

Learning to Know

This is the pillar which prioritises academic learning. It’s about focusing on the best way for our staff to teach our students, so they can perform at their best in the fields of:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • personalised learning
  • information technology

It is also the basis of our Early Years Learning Framework for our preschool students.

Learning to Live Together 

From this pillar we have developed a number of programs which teach our students about positive behaviours, such as how to learn, listen and act in a socially responsible way. This pillar includes:

  • social and emotional learning
  • positive learning culture
  • attendance
  • cyber protection and cyber safety
  • protective behaviours curriculum.

Learning to Live Sustainably

This third pillar teaches our students the importance and an appreciation of our environment, and ways to create sustainable ways of living through:

  • sustainable learning and living
  • kitchen garden
  • value of outdoor play

For more information about the Pillars of Learning our Year in Review, or contact the school on 8388 6116.

* UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation