Norman Park State School is a co-educational school from Prep to Year 6 which provides a safe and caring environment to support high quality learning. The curriculum program covers the Australian curriculum - English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and Key Learning Areas -The Arts, Studies of Society and the Environment, Technology, Health and Physical Education, and Languages other than English (French).
A strong feature of the school is music which is supported by an extensive choral and instrumental music program and includes inter-school competitions, productions and school ensemble music concerts. A highlight of our Arts Program is our Norman Park State School Musical and participation in Wakakirri; a storydance.
Our Pedagogical Framework for planning, teaching and assessment is based on current educational research models that underpin pedagogical practices. The four key focus areas of the framework are; John Fleming’s Explicit Teaching, Harvard University’s Culture of Thinking, Dr Lyn Sharratt's Putting Faces to the Data and the Positive Behaviour for Learning framework.
Curricular and extra-curricular activities include: Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 outdoor educational camps where students have the opportunity to engage with over-night stays developing into a week-long social experience in Years 6; Robotics Club, Chess Club, Sporting Schools program, Science Master Classes linked with our local secondary school and International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS),
The school provides a safe, tolerant and disciplined learning environment evidenced by the successful implementation of the Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students and our STEPS for success social skilling program.
Our pastoral care program includes Peer Support, leadership development; school, cultural, sports and library captains and a chaplaincy program,
There is strong community support for Norman Park State School with parents and community members. Working in the Parents’ and Citizens’ Association the Swim Club, Tuckshop, Second Hand Uniform Shop, Music Support and a parent network. The P&C Association and the school are supported by class parent coordinators who liaise with school community members.
Norman Park State School students demonstrate high levels of achievement in school-based and NAPLAN testing. These results are driven by our school plans which are reviewed each year. We strive to provide a balanced education and a broad range of relevant and engaging learning experiences, challenging our students to discover their unique potential and individual strengths; as per our school vision ‘Reaching our Potential - aspiring for personal best’ and as our motto continues to inspire us ‘Onwards and Upwards’.