Guildford West Public School
Guildford West Public School has a current student enrolment of 465. This includes 64% of students from a Language Background Other Than English. Our school population also includes a relatively small number of 5 indigenous students. Our school has a Multi-categorical (Autism) Support Unit with 3 classes. One AP, 2 permanent teachers and 3 permanent SLSOs work within the unit at Guildford West. The school also has a strong integration program for students with special needs. In 2009 the school began the implementation of a whole school PBIS program, “On Track”. A school expectations matrix was developed and communicated to the school community. Teachers have developed and teach lessons to our students to ensure that expectations are understood. A consistency matrix has also been developed and is implemented alongside the student matrix. Our student mobility rate has continued to increase. Throughout 2013 we have had 35 new enrolments, while 34 students have left the school. This does not include our Kindergarten enrolments.
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Our rhino’s name is Rocky. He was named by a Year One student who won the right to name him by winning first prize in our rhino fundraising raffle. He also won the family pass to visit the zoo. The colours that were chosen for the rhino are a part of the schools Positive Behaviour Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program and are linked to students being safe, respectful, responsible, active learners. Our PBIS program has the catch phrase of being “on track” and has a bicycle wheel as the symbol. The rhino was divided into sections. Each class in the school (and the 3 Support unit classes combined) made up a design for their section and each design was painted onto the rhino using the 4 PBIS colours. As a result we believe that: Guildford West is on track to help save endangered rhinos.
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