CURRICULUM – We have a varied curriculum at Underbool Primary, with a main focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Students have 1 to 1 access to computers within each classroom as well as a separate art room and well-resourced library.
Each year students take part in a two-week swimming program to improve their survival and stroke skills. Students also participate in the ‘You Can Do It’ program which focuses on students’ emotional growth and well-being.
SUNSMART – We are a Sunsmart Primary School, therefore requiring broad brimmed hats year round. We are lucky enough to have ample areas of shade sails, trees and a rotunda for protection from the sun when students’ are at play.
BUDDY SYSTEM – Every year, students are allocated a buddy to work with and look after. This allows new students to feel secure in the school as well as providing a sense of belonging to all students in the school. The buddy system is supported in the curriculum by the ‘You Can Do It’ program, which focuses on social and emotional strength and development.
SCHOOL VALUES – Underbool created school values in 2008. R.E.A.P meaning Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement & Persistence.These are a focus of our students, staff and parents.
Chaplaincy / Student Wellbeing at Underbool Primary School – Underbool Primary School is fortunate to have a Student Wellbeing Worker as a part of our wellbeing team. The Student Wellbeing Worker at our school is funded through the Australian Governments National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
The Student Wellbeing Worker is a unique service that is of great value to our students, staff and parents, offering care, building the social skills of students, and encouraging responsible behaviour amongst our young people. Our Student Wellbeing Worker works as an integral part of our Wellbeing Team. Together they offer individual support, they plan and implement wellbeing programs across the curriculum and they participate in a broad range of school coordinated activities such as school excursions, camps, sporting events and assemblies. Student engagement in this Program is of a voluntary nature.
Each year our school council seeks feedback from our school community in order to enable us to review and confirm support for the Program. We also maintain a risk management plan which is reviewed annually. School procedures are followed for parents and students to seek referral, manage complaints and to opt out of the Program.