South Primary School
is dedicated to creating and supporting a challenging, respectful, and safe
learning environment where the uniqueness of each individual is valued.
Katherine South is one of four Lighthouse Schools in the Northern Territory.
Lighthouse Schools promote best teaching and learning practices for students
Katherine South Primary School is located along Riverbank Drive in Katherine,
Northern Territory, Australia.
The school comprises of 3 main teaching blocks as well as having an administration
area and a well resourced library. A thinking and learning centre is located
next to the library that contains 10 computers. The two pre-schools are
located off the school premises with one located at Tindal.
and conditions for working in Katherine town schools can be found on the
in the Territory' website.
The curriculum of the school features a literature based language program,
wide classroom use of computers and excursions. All children have daily
fitness and the school offers students the chance to learn musical instruments
in senior grades. Mathematics is activity based and the school is increasing
its emphasis upon hands-on Science. All classes have access to computers
which are incorporated into the learning programs within the school.
At Katherine South Primary School, excellence is everyone's responsibility.
We value diversity and creativity, reward courage and risk-taking, and
show respect for one another. We set and adhere to rigorous academic standards
and recognise that learning is on going and not limited by school walls.
Our students are confident, responsible, and committed. They care for
themselves, for others, and for the world around them. In our school and
in our community, we learn together. We will be advocates for all learners,
all of the time. We are here to work with our parents and community to
provide the best education possible for our students.
As a Lighthouse School we are continually striving to implement the latest
educational philosophies and use computers to their fullest potential.
Staff professional development focuses on these areas. Practicums are
held at Katherine South to in-service other staff from the region. All
staff have the opportunity to present and be involved in the running and
planning of these practicums.
the 'In Town' section of the 'Katherine
Region' pages of the Rivers Cluster site to learn more.
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