Saltwater P-9 College provides more than just an education to prepare students for success in an ever changing world.
A very warm welcome to Saltwater P-9 College, a public education school within the thriving growth corridor of Point Cook. Our school is at the very centre of this vibrant community and it is my great privilege to be serving as the Principal.
We have carefully built a school culture that demonstrates a strong belief in and a commitment to providing a safe, secure and enriched learning environment for our children. We have a clear focus on catering for a diverse range of students at their point of need. We strive to be internationally-minded, and provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment with high expectations for student success.
Our priority focuses on documenting the culture and creating binding agreements related to pedagogical practices in order to improve consistency in planning and practice whilst promoting community engagement. Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry-Based Learning are documented to support whole school implementation of programs. Building data and digital literacy underpins this work. While building on growth, we develop leadership within the school in a positive learning environment.
Saltwater P-9 College’s values are at the centre of all the work within the School Learning Community, ensuring a safe, orderly and inclusive environment for all students.
The school’s values are underpinned by the Department of Education’s philosophy: ‘We support students to reach their potential, regardless of their background, postcode or circumstance, and to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to participate and thrive in a complex economy and society’.
The Community at Saltwater P-9 College lives by this set of values, where an understanding and respect of all cultures and beliefs will be an essential characteristic of productive and compassionate citizens of the third millennium. The College also provides an international education through the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme ethos and curriculum framework. The PYP accommodates and compliments the Victorian Curriculum and meet the needs of the diverse and multicultural residents of Point Cook. I believe that by reinforcing these values in our whole community, we will develop the students in our care to be global citizens capable of leading positive change in the wider world. This, in turn, will lead to a happier, accepting and more peaceful society.
Above all, we promote a positive ‘can do’ mindset to allow our students to be truly successful.
Saltwater P-9 College is not just a school committed to high academic standards, it is also a school that prepares students to be curious, critical and creative thinkers and problem solvers who are technologically literate and capable of bringing about positive change in the world. This is underpinned by our school motto - ‘Wisdom Begins with Wonder.’
I am sure your child will enjoy a very happy and successful time at Saltwater P-9 College and I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to the school.
To educate and guide Intelligence and character in order to live creatively, ethically and productively.
Offer high quality education within a supportive and understanding environment
Provide evidence based Literacy and Numeracy Instruction, Teaching and Learning
Offer an exclusive Performing Arts, Visual Communication and Sporting program that develops students intellectual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Provide a safe and secure one to one Digital Technology platform that supports student learning and develops a culture of Digital Agency
Offer Production Based Learning such as Robotics and Coding and STEM to increase students’ creativity, innovation and problem solving skills
Offer a Personalised Learning model through goal setting which promotes a sense of self mastery allowing each individual to reach their full potential
Offer an Inquiry Based Learning model that develop critical and creative learners who actively engage in the learning process to acquire knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in order to promote student voice, agency and student-led action
Encourage cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity.
In order to achieve our vision and mission, we as a community of learners at Saltwater P-9 College, welcome the challenges of the third millennium by developing in each of our students the capacity to embrace the characteristics of a well-educated and internationally minded person.
Based on Community Interest and feedback, the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme will be introduced and implemented at Saltwater P-9 College. We will start the candidacy process in term one of 2019.
The IB program is about teaching the whole child in an inclusive manner (building knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and promoting action). IB students are taught the Victorian curriculum under an international curricular framework, and the manner in which they are taught will provide better engagement, understanding, and interaction with the subject matter and how it relates to the world around them.
Students are supported to become internationally minded citizens.
The community at Saltwater College will strive to exhibit and foster a distinctive set of attributes. These qualities, embodied in the International Baccalaureate’s Learner Profile, prepare students to make exceptional contributions at school and beyond.
To develop these attributes, students will learn to embrace and adopt the following attitudes into their daily school life.