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Principal’s welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Runcorn State School. We are all here to support our student's academic achievement and their wellbeing. Your child's learning is our core business.
Our aim at this school is to create a happy, caring and secure environment in which opportunities for all children are provided to facilitate their learning.
Our staff are highly trained and have clear teaching and learning priorities which focus on Every Child, Every Lesson, Every Day. They are passionate about learning and are engaging in best practice.  Our Curriculum is constantly being reviewed and updated.
At present our priority is to improve student outcomes in Reading and Thinking. Our decision making is data driven and the school sets learning targets and individual goals for students to ensure high expectations and high quality teaching and learning in every classroom. Academic outcomes for the school have been acclaimed by the Region.
Each day we strive to create a balance between academic achievement and the wellbeing of children.  The You Can Do It (YCDI) program is embedded across the school.   
We believe in keeping up with current technologies and all our learning areas are fitted with ICT equipment, computers and learning devices.  At present our school has two computer labs which cater for whole class lessons.
Our school focus on Science has seen the implementation of a number of initiatives over recent years including; a range of sustainability programs designed at increasing awareness and actively engaging in reducing the schools ecological footprint.  These include, building a dedicated Science and Technology Learning Centre, Scientist day of excellence, a Gardening club, a worm farm and outdoor learning experiences.
Our school focus this year is on Thinking.  Initiatives including the introduction of Visible Thinking, Inquiry Learning and Outdoor Learning are being implemented.
The Runcorn State School Community, want you to regard this as your school.  A strong partnership between the school and the home provides the child with a positive opportunity for learning and for social and emotional growth. We ask that you take an active interest in the school's activities and in particular in your child and his/her education.
Our School Motto: “Honest Endeavour” typifies the ethos of all members of our school community. To parents looking for a vibrant and diverse learning community or parents who have children at Runcorn for the first time, we extend a warm welcome.
Michelle D'Netto Principal