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About Youngtown Primary School

Principal

Troy Roberts, Acting Principal of Youngtown Primary School

At Youngtown Primary School learning is our core purpose and our foremost passion. Our school is widely acknowledged in Tasmanian and Australian education communities as an outstanding learning place for young people. This reflects an outstanding team of teachers and support staff and a community that genuinely commits to our school vision and our school-wide expectations. Our vision is simple:

Inspired Today – Prepared for Tomorrow!

Our mission is to inspire our children to be the very best they can be, and to prepare them with the skills, understandings and personal attributes to thrive in their lives today and into an ever-changing future.

The school culture that supports our vision is underpinned by the core values of Learning, Relationships, Integrity, Compassion, Creativity and Innovation.

Three school-wide expectations – we are learners, we are safe and we are responsible - provide the foundation for our school-wide focus on promoting positive behaviours. The explicit teaching of, and acknowledgement of positive behaviours develops effective work habits, social and emotional competence, and optimistic attitudes towards learning in every child.

Literacy and numeracy are key priority areas, with every child accessing appropriate support to ensure they are achieving at their full potential. We are equally committed to every child becoming fluent with the critical 21st century skills of solution finding, collaboration, creativity, information, and media through structured teaching and learning processes. Children’s learning at Youngtown Primary School is further enriched through inquiry and project--based learning units that focus on science, history and geography.

In addition to classroom learning programs Youngtown Primary has a team of specialist teachers to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning in physical education, dance, music, Indonesian, and outdoor (garden) education.

Another important feature of our learning programs is our endeavour to promote every child’s personal talent/passion. We call this their ‘spark’ and we believe that the opportunity to pursue one or more ‘sparks’ promotes in children a self-confidence that underpins learning success in all curriculum areas. To support this we have a weekly grade 3-6 options program which changes every term, and includes a wide range of sporting, creative, practical and community service activities.

Troy Roberts
Principal

 

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