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Teaching and learning

Stafford State School learning culture diagram has been developed with input from all staff through group discussion and professional dialogue. Stafford State School is in the centre of the learning culture with our motto 'Strive, Persevere and Succeed'. Our learning culture has staff, students and parents working together towards teaching, learning and life.

Phases of learning

Our academic programs are divided into two key phases of learning. Each stage is approached as a unique, yet interdependent step in the broader educational pathway.

Prep year

The quality of learning experiences in a child’s earliest years plays a significant role in setting the foundations for lifelong development, including language acquisition, participation and achievement in formal schooling as well as social and emotional skills development.

At Stafford State School, our Prep program celebrates the importance of a quality early years education by providing our students with an enriched learning environment that promotes self-discovery, social awareness and independence.

Our child-centred approach focuses on the development of fundamental literacy and numeracy skills as children pursue their individual interests and follow their natural curiosity.

Prep at Stafford State School provides children with a seamless transition into formal education.

Lower primary (prep to year 3)

Often referred to as the 'Early Years of Learning', Lower primary at Stafford State School focuses on developing our students’ passion for learning, creativity and self-confidence.

Our program aims to not only provide our youngest students with a balanced and relevant set of core literacy and numeracy skills, but also with a strong attitude to learning that will underpin their later academic and personal achievement.

Upper primary (years 4 to 6)

Stafford State School’s approach to the Middle years of schooling (years 4 to 6) reflects our understanding of the unique educational needs of young adolescents.

Our Upper primary program supports the intellectual, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and physical development of our students. Learning experiences encourage active learning, strong relationships, co-operation, the development of independent learning skills and consolidation of basic skills.

Languages Other than English (LOTE)

The extended Stafford State School curriculum provides all students with the opportunity to engage with experience in different languages and cultures. In Upper primary, our students are formally enrolled in Chinese (Mandarin).​​