Taylors Lakes Primary School is a thriving school which has strong links to the local community. We have a school population of 732 students. We have 33 classes in 2018 comprising of all straight year level classes. At this stage, our class sizes vary from 21 students in the Prep area of our school to 26 students in the upper area of the school.
Our school has a strong focus towards literacy and numeracy however we also strive to develop the whole child and we have innovative Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Spanish LOTE (for Grades Foundation to 5) programs which aim to challenge and stimulate. Our students have the opportunity to participate in our musical percussion ensembles and choir and perform at different events throughout our community. They are also encouraged to compete and represent our school in a wide variety of sports.
Our school is extremely well resourced in ICT and all classrooms possess an Interactive Whiteboard. Each classroom has at least two computers in it as well as access to a trolley with 16 - 28 net books connected to it. In Semester Two 2011, our school’s new ICT lab was ready to use which has allowed our students to receive extra opportunities to access computers and technology.
Our school has recently undergone a major redevelopment of our facilities which has provided our school with 6 new classrooms, a new ICT lab, a large extension to our school library, a large extension to our administration block and some additional meeting rooms. The building work was completed at the end of Semester One 2011 and has exposed our students to even greater facilities to assist their learning.
At Taylors Lakes Primary School we strive to ensure that every student is feeling safe and engaged in their learning. We recognise that a student who does not feel connected to their school is unlikely to achieve all that they can. Our school has 6 key values which we expect all members of our school community to model at all times. They are:
Playing by the rules
Being accountable for actions
Understanding consequences for actions
Using self control
Doing your best
Care and Respect
Having self worth
Respecting each other
Showing common sense
Our school provides many other additional services to our students to ensure that they are engaged in their learning and well cared for. These services include: Reading Recovery, Reading intervention programs, School Speech Pathologist, School nurse (5 days a week), Student welfare assistance, Before and After school care- BIG Childcare, Prep and Grade 6 transition programs, School canteen (trading 5 days a week).
In closing, I sincerely believe Taylors Lakes Primary School is a great place for students to learn, develop and thrive. Our simple goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to be the best that they can be in a nurtured and supportive school environment. I welcome the opportunity to show prospective parents and students around our school and please feel welcome to contact me on the details provided below.
Principal- Taylors Lakes PS