About Our School

Welcome

Fulham Gardens Primary School is located on the corner of Mitton Avenue and Marlborough Street Henley Beach in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The school was established in 1961 and is a public school providing education for Reception to year 6 children.

The school caters for students from wide and diverse backgrounds. These differences are highly valued and celebrated. Our school community is friendly, and we welcome active family involvement. Staff are approachable and committed to excellence and work in partnership with the community to create an enjoyable and creative learning environment.

We are committed to providing quality teaching and learning so as to maximise the highest possible learning outcomes of all our students.

The strong and positive partnership between home and school is highly valued and we welcome the support and involvement of our community.

The school offers a vibrant before and after school OSHC program through Happy Haven

Our Mission

We aim for the continuous improvement of student learning, where all students engage in a quality educational program that supports effort and excellence, fosters participation, responsibility and is responsive to changing academic and social needs.

RESPONSIBILITY

HOW STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Being trustworthy and loyal
2. Taking care of property
3. Accepting the challenge to learn
4. Following rules and accepting
consequences
5. Being on time
6. Being organised

HOW PARENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Owning up to mistakes and apologising
2. Reinforcing right from wrong with children
3. Being organised, punctual
4. Taking care of others who may not be as able
5. Contribute to making rules and living by them
6. Consider the needs of others
7. Act safely

HOW STAFF DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. What we say we do
2. Provide suitable learning programs for all students
3. Being punctual
4. Being accountable for actions
5. Examining our teaching to improve our practice
6. Agree on school procedures and follow them
7. Letting student voice be heard

HONESTY

HOW STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Give accurate feedback to others

HOW PARENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Giving children honest reasons why they can/can’t do something
2. Behaving with integrity
3. Be sincere with one another
4. Not lying
5. Always tell the whole story
6. Listen to both sides before judgement

HOW STAFF DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Give accurate and sensitive feedback to students, parents and staff
2. Contribute to staff meetings if you have a point
3. Trust others
4. Transparent dealing

RESPECT

HOW STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Accepting people’s rights to their opinion and religion
2. Acknowledging the strengths of others
3. Care of people and property
4. Being courteous
5. Laugh with, not at
6. Supporting others

HOW PARENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Being genuinely interested in others
2. Keeping promises
3. Say what needs to be said at the right time, to the right person in the right manner
4. Treat others as we would like to be treated
5. No gossip
6. Treat everyone as equals
7. Helping each other

HOW STAFF DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Acknowledge the strengths of others
2. Supporting others when they need it
3. Using appropriate humour

INCLUDING OTHERS

HOW STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Cooperation
2. Being friendly and welcoming
3. Letting others be a part of our group
4. Helping one another
5. Doing the right thing by one another

HOW PARENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Making time before/after school to chat with them
2. Asking others for their opinion and help
3. Everyone’s opinion is important
4. Sharing information with everyone
5. Welcome new parents and students to the school

HOW STAFF DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Being welcoming
2. Not discriminating on grounds of gender, ethnicity, disability and religion
3. Including multicultural perspectives in the
curriculum

SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

HOW STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Listening and concentrating
2. Persistent, keep on keeping on
3. Trying hard, pushing it to the limit
4. Being confident, taking risks
5. Taking pride in their work.

HOW PARENTS DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Establish and maintain relations with teachers
2. Understand individual difference in
requirements and make allowance
3. Help with homework
4. Discuss work covered at school and apply to home situation
5. Let students be teachers
6. Build on positives and don’t highlight failures

HOW STAFF DEMONSTRATE THIS

1. Teachers being life-long learners
2. Demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for learning
3. Demonstrating perseverance and risk-taking
4. Recognising and acknowledging students’ learning
5. Increasing whole school activities
6. Develop and implementing policies which support inclusion of everyone in all aspects of school life