Principal's Message

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to our school community at Carlton Gardens Primary School.  We look forward to getting to know each family and developing a positive and rewarding partnership with you in the year ahead.

 

 Dear Parents and Carers,

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to our school community at Carlton Gardens Primary School.  We look forward to getting to know each family and developing a positive and rewarding partnership with you in the year ahead.

We believe that school should be a place where: 

  1. Each child is valued as a unique individual, bringing to the environment an equally unique set of values, experiences, attitudes and knowledge areas that have been largely formed through family experiences and in a cultural and social context. 
  2. Children should feel safe and comfortable to be themselves and to be able to challenge themselves. 
  3. Each child should be encouraged and free to work at their own pace and at their own level of development. 
  4. Each child should feel secure in asking for assistance and should be confident and empowered to ‘take risks’ in their association with other children, with materials and within the environment. 

The role of the teacher in such an environment becomes one that -: supports, encourages, challenges, extends, negotiates, motivates and models, reflects, shares and scaffolds children’s learning. Teachers are the facilitators of learning! 

Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the school through parent helper programs in the classrooms or with school events.  There is a strong sense of pride and commitment held within the parent community towards the school.

Carlton Gardens Primary School is YOUR school!  Its growth, development and advancement depend on the support and commitment of our whole school community. Working together with teachers will help your child to develop to his/her full potential.  

Welcome to our community!

 

Tina McDougall

Principal