A word from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

At Gracefield we strive to provide an education that meets the needs of all children.  We offer a wide and varied curriculum taught by enthusiastic, talented staff. We acknowledge that academic success is not something all students find easy, however our goal is to have all our students realise their potential.  With this in mind, we endeavour to provide programmes that meet the needs of all individuals.

When appointing staff, our highest priority is to find teachers who have a passion for teaching and who love working with children.  This is because we believe children need to feel safe, happy and valued by their teacher, before quality learning can take place.

At all times students at Gracefield are encouraged to think positively about what they have achieved.  This climate ensures students feel good about themselves and celebrate not only their own, but, the achievements of others. This attitude is reinforced by the school’s “Steps for Success,” which is our curriculum and underpins everything we do.

Considerable emphasis is placed on the key learning areas of English and mathematics. The Board of Trustees and staff acknowledge that without a firm grounding in these subjects our students’ learning in other areas is compromised.

Information technology is integrated through all curriculum areas at Gracefield School. We have made a significant financial commitment to this, with every class having a number of laptops which are used as a tool to learn on a daily basis.

We promote the philosophy that academic success is not enough to meet the needs of today’s students. We encourage involvement in sport and the arts, because we firmly believe students in today’s world need skills to express themselves, be it on the sports field or through music and drama.

We are extremely lucky to have a spacious attractive environment. In fact we believe our playground facilities are second to none, offering children a challenging space to meet their physical needs.

With a roll of just over two hundred, Gracefield is big enough to provide a variety of learning opportunities, but at the same time, is small enough to ensure we know all the children. They learn in a well disciplined, structured atmosphere, where achievement is celebrated by all. If you would like your child to be part of this great little school, we would welcome your enrolment. Give Robyn a call in the office and ask for a form to be posted to you. If you would like to be shown around, I am happy to do this personally.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Simon Edmonds
Gracefield School