ABOUT TATE STREET
Hi everyone, my name is Terry Scott and I am very proud to be the Principal of Tate St. Primary School which is a dynamic little school in East Geelong. Our school places a strong emphasis on developing the core curriculum: i.e. literacy and numeracy and we have achieved some outstanding results in recent years. I invite you to visit the ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) website https://www.myschool.edu.au/ to verify this.
The Arts is also where we excel with our wonderful Grade 5/6 drama program and our Marimba band performing each year at ‘Pakofest’ and the Queenscliff and Port Fairy Folk Festivals. We also have a strong physical education/self-esteem program to nurture our students’ all round development and the children also really enjoy our Spanish program. Students have access to these programs on a weekly basis.
We also run two School Choirs (both successful last year at different Eisteddfods) a Brass band (Just Brass facilitated by the Salvation Army) and Marimba band.
We are very lucky to have 2 large ovals, a spacious Stadium, an Art room, large playgrounds, Basketball/Netball Courts, an Interactive Learning Center and a well-resourced Music Room. We also have a class set of Mountain Bikes with a Bike Education Program. All classes have access to Interactive Whiteboards or large-screen TVs in their learning areas with class sets of iPads, Netbooks and desktop computers. (Our excellent 1:1 computer-student ratio is the envy of many schools.)
There is a very strong community ethos at Tate Street with high levels of parent involvement in all aspects of school life. Tate Street Primary School offers its students a safe and inspirational learning environment where every child is known and valued. The current enrollment is 197 and we have 8 Classroom Teachers, 3 Specialist Teachers, the Principal and 8 Education Support Staff. We also have a high quality Out of School Hours Care Program running from 7.00-9.00am and 3.15-6.15pm.
We strongly urge our Tate St. students strive to do their best in a strong school community where education is highly valued, where our students have a sense of belonging and show a high level of engagement. Over the past decade, the Tate St. Primary community have worked tirelessly to actively promote and explore options that build student engagement and well-being. We hold a strong belief in the notion that “Education doesn’t need to be reformed, it needs to be transformed. The key is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” (Sir Ken Robinson (International Advisor on Education)
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Tate street has extensive grounds including a sports field, ball courts, covered areas and a number of playgrounds.