Developing community partnership is a school priority. The school and Governing Council are working together to strengthen our ties to the local and wider community. This provides our students with the opportunity to learn outside the classroom and in real life contexts helping them to connect more to their learning.
Some ways in which we are fostering community partnerships are-
Whole school events such as Harmony Day, Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week.
Salisbury Primary School is a better buddy school. The Better Buddies programme was developed by the Allannah and Madeline Foundation. The programme supports us to create a caring, friendly and safe school environment through the promotion of a buddy system where the older students support and mentor younger students. This has been a particularly successful programme in the new Reception classes. Older students have been helping with reading and activities each morning and support the Receptions in the yard at breaks.
Buddy systems teach, and give children the opportunity to practice, the important values of respect, care, inclusion and acceptance, responsibility and friendship. These skills help build positive relationships and address bullying and harassment.
The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. No one would deny that children are Australia’s most vulnerable and precious resource, yet right now one in seven are living in disadvantage and are unable to access the same educational, health or life opportunities that many of us enjoy and often take for granted. The Smith Family believes that education is the key to changing lives.
As research has shown, supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and ensuring they can access the same learning opportunities as their peers.
Working together on projects promoting Health and Wellbeing of our students and their families.
Salisbury Uniting Church
Partnership activities including a Healthy Start Breakfast programme, sharing of facilities and morning teas.
Jack Young Centre
Students and seniors participating in a number of intergenerational events throughout the year.
Salisbury Primary School and the community jointly benefit from forming strong partnerships with each other.