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Welcome to Burrowes State School. Burrowes State School is a multicultural school located in the heart of Marsden and is a truly unique learning environment.  As a school, we celebrate the culture and identity of all of our students and strive to ensure that every child, every day has the ‘freedom to learn’.  Students at Burrowes State School are offered many academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. Thus ensuring that we endeavour to support the talents and skills of every child through a holistic approach.
 
Currently our enrolment exceeds 770 students, and comprises 31 classes from Prep to Year 6. We boast many innovative signature programs, which support children to learn and achieve. The staff is recognized, for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that every child succeeds. Our great strength is the partnership we forge between students, staff, parents and the wider school community. We are a supportive community drawn together by common goals and beliefs, highlighted by a core moral purpose; which commits to the fundamental principle that each child can learn and achieve. At Burrowes State School, education is a team effort between home and school.  As a school leadership team, we believe that if a child is to be the very best they can, there needs to be a positive, supportive three-way partnership between students, parents and staff.  
 
Our school provides a number of key curriculum initiatives to cater to the needs of our diverse learners:
§  Strong evidence based Prep Start reading and vocabulary program supported by Speech Language Pathologists.
§  A spelling program developed and supported by Speech Language Pathologists in Years 1 & 2 and coming to Year 3 in 2019.
§  EALD Support program delivered by qualified teachers with specific training in EALD support and strategies.
§  Levelled Literacy Intervention Program to support struggling readers.
§  We teach the Australian Curriculum and assess using the Achievement Standards.
 
Burrowes SS has a proud tradition of extra curricula opportunities including:
§  Interschool Sport representative teams.
§  Junior and Senior School choir
§  Student leadership positions, school, cultural and sporting captains.
§  Burrowes Early Learner’s Club
 
We promote student well-being and mental health through a number of carefully selected programs:
§  Positive Behaviour for Learning Program and You Can Do It Program!
§  KidsMatter Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Framework
§  Berry Street Educational Model
 
 
Our school has the following points of difference that separate us from other schools:
§  Fully air-conditioned classrooms to ensure students can engage in their
    learning no matter what the weather.
§  Laptop program in Year 5 and 6.
§  Quality school grounds and facilities
 
Furthermore, our school has the following key personal to support students and provide a high standard of quality pastoral care and focused learning:
§  Principal
§  Deputy Principal P to 2
§  Deputy Principal Year 3 and 4                                     
§  Deputy Principal Year 5 and 6
§  Head of Special Education Services
§  Head of Curriculum       
§  Full time Behaviour Teacher (Head of Curriculum – Student Services)
§  Full time Guidance Officer
§  Chaplain two days a week
 
 
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on providing a quality education for your child/children. 
 
Kind regards
 
 
Principal:  Trish Wilmott
 
Deputy Principals: Karen Lemon (P-2),
                                Danielle Young (Years 3-4) &
                                Neil Ewing (Years 5-6)