Tinternvale Primary School Philosophy

Tinternvale Primary School Philosophy


Our motto ‘Learning Together’ is defined through our school vision: Tinternvale PS strives for our students to become motivated and independent learners through the provision of a wide range of learning choices for students to demonstrate their understandings. We consistently encourage students to become life-long learners who value themselves, others and learning. We promote a social responsibility, resilience, perseverance and independence to capably prepare our students for an ever changing world.


Tinternvale Primary School’s vision is underpinned by the values of:

  • Responsibility – Be accountable for your actions and words.
  • Respect – Treating each other with dignity, tolerance, acceptance and understanding, regardless of age, culture, gender or role. Listening to the opinions of others. Having trust and respect in each other’s abilities. Caring for one’s own, others and school property.
  • Honesty – Being truthful, tactful and sincere in our actions and commitments. Demonstrate fairness and integrity to all members of the community. Being responsible for our own actions and influence.

The school curriculum and programs of the school will support and promote the principles and practices of Australian democracy including a commitment to:


  • An elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance.

The objectives of the school are to provide each student with a range of learning experiences delivered with high expectations, which facilitate:


  • Achievement of academic, social, emotional and physical potential;
  • A stimulating learning environment where students are highly engaged and motivated;
  • Inclusive, innovative and challenging curriculum;
  • Curriculum design, which caters for individual learning needs;
  • Engaging personalised learning experiences;
  • Student goal setting;
  • Explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills; and,
  • Inquiry based learning.

Parents are encouraged to participate in the student’s learning, through assistance in curriculum programs both at school and home. A communication system between school and home is in place.


Implementation of school philosophy


This school philosophy will be central to all:

  • school initiatives, policies and practices;
  • teaching and learning programs;
  • internal and external interactions;
  • organisational structures and practices;
  • dealings with parents, the School Council and the community.


Regular evaluation processes will be in place to measure performance in all areas of the school with respect to the implementation of the vision and values of the school.