Welcome to Marion Primary School
Here at Marion Primary School, we commit to develop confident, responsible, independent learners who contribute successfully to their future. We support all students to develop personal excellence whilst continuously learning and showing care and respect for each other and the environment. We are dedicated to improving teaching and learning in literacy, numeracy and STEM focus areas. Our positive school culture ensures staff, students and parents work together to achieve continuous improvement.
We cultivate our students’ resilience in a safe, supportive and respectful environment. Student Voice is actively fostered through Student Representative Council (SRC) with students from all year levels participating. The SRC meets regularly to follow up issues raised through classroom meetings. Additional student participation also occurs through our students who train as Peer Mediators who assist with younger students to develop their social skills. Students with staff support contribute to decisions made within the school and initiate projects that benefit the school and its community.
Each year our Senior Choir made up of years 5, 6 and 7 students perform in the Festival of Music at the Festival Theatre. Music is valued within the school through class programs, Junior and Senior Choirs and students learning a range of string instruments such as violin, viola and cello. Ukulele lessons are taught to Year 6 and 7 students.
Digital Technologies including coding, programming and film making are specifically taught and utilised across the curriculum. All staff work collaboratively in planning and implementing learning in STEM, using the wealth of resources and mentoring opportunities available within the community. In 2019, middle years classes are trialling 1:1 laptops across all curriculum areas and each class has access to banks of iPads. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and internet access with our refurbished library providing a modern space for student inquiry, critical and creative thinking.
Spanish is the language other than English that is taught from Reception to Year 7.
During lunchtimes there are a variety of activities offered by staff including crafts and fun activities including juggling, gardening and Lego club.
After-school sports are a focus supported by numbers of parent coaches and team managers, coordinated by our Sports Committee. The range of sports offered includes cricket, football, netball and soccer. We also represent strongly in SAPSASA competitions in Athletics, Football, Soccer and Netball.
We work in a calm, bright and light environment with sound absorbent features throughout open classrooms, shared spaces and wet areas. Our extensive grounds and playing areas are continuously being developed to include nature play spaces and kitchen garden areas