Our school creed is 'We are a community working together to be the best that we can be'. One of the major strengths of our school lies in the words 'community working together'. Our school, which includes students, parents, staff and the wider Gin Gin community, all have the best interests of the children at heart.
Our school is continually evolving as an innovative, responsive and positive learning environment with school led developments such as the "Engine Room".
The primary focus is to help children learn to monitor, maintain and change their level of alertness so that it is appropriate to learning. In order for a person to be able to concentrate and perform tasks, our nervous system needs to be at an optimal state of alertness. If children are able to self-regulate and change their level of alertness, they are able to sit and concentrate better in class.
We assume that all children should be able to listen, to attend for a length of time, to be calm enough or awake enough to participate in learning experiences This is not true of all children and some are not able to succeed even if they are trying hard. The gym provides an opportunity to teach children to monitor signals that indicate to them their level of readiness to work, play, listen, attend and participate.
The “Engine Room” gym provides opportunities for individuals and classes to participate in activities that help them find their optimum level of alertness for learning. Some children need to swing and roll and have pressure applied, other children need to climb and jump and crash. In order for the brain to be activated. It is a fun way to learn about our bodies and it has been very successful in stimulating learning.
Through the support and efforts of all involved with Gin Gin State School we work hard to maintain a very positive learning environment for our students. The supportive nature of our school, as well as the careful planning of facilities such as our new hall and technology area ensures that we are all ’working together to be the best that we can be.’
View Gin Gin State School's strategic plan (PDF, 422 KB)
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