Challis Community Primary School believes in enabling students to reach their academic, social and emotional potential whilst becoming valuable members of the community. As a school community our mission is to deliver an excellent standard of education that supports students to achieve results equal to, or above state norms. Our school provides high quality education, alongside innovative programs and services, which cater to the needs of each individual child and their family. Challis Community Primary School is unique in offering health and education services from birth, with formal schooling ranging from 3-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.
Our school’s teaching programs allow all children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident learners. We pride ourselves on offering effective, individualised Literacy and Numeracy programs. We also offer a variety of specialist subjects including Music, Science, History, Physical Education and Health. The Challis Parenting and Early Learning Centre offers a selection of health, education and social services including a Child Health Nurse, new mothers’ groups, playgroups and parent education sessions.
Through our Positive Behaviour Support Program, we expect our students to “R.I.S.E Up” with the values of respect, responsibility, safety and excellence. We instill these values in each student to inspire them to become a valued member of the community. Our inclusive environment and extended school services create opportunities for all students to succeed.
We embed ICT throughout the learning environment to promote learning and engagement. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard. Each class has a group set of iPads, which are regularly used to develop Literacy skills in Guided Reading. Whole-class iPad or laptop banks are also available for classes to learn research and ICT skills. Some classes are now creating digital portfolios and making a range of multimedia presentations.
As part of a vibrant parent community, the Challis CPS Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is a strong source of support. The P&C coordinates the uniform shop and the canteen, and facilitate a range of fundraising opportunities. Parents hold two Board positions, and the P&C holds a further Board seat.