Coffs Harbour Public School strives to be a leading primary school in the North Coast Region through emphasising the fundamental importance of basic skills development for all students; by providing regular opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their talents and interests in all curricula; and by promoting social responsibility. The school’s prime purpose, emphasised by its motto: ‘Be Safe, Be Fair, Be Kind, Be Cooperative’, and modelled through the commitment of teachers and parents, is the provision of quality learning opportunities, enabling students to perform to the best of their abilities. Teachers are increasing their effectiveness by meeting in teams to develop common learning programs, utilise unique or shared knowledge and skills, and develop common assessment and reporting practices.
Coffs Harbour Public School is committed to excellence, humaneness and equity for all. This is to be achieved through: the provision of comprehensive programs which promote quality education; the creation of a positive environment which recognises excellent performance, personal growth and self esteem; the delegation and acceptance of responsibility involving individual and collective participation throughout the school and community; and the efficient and effective management of resources.
My name is Kate Booth and I am an education student at Southern Cross University currently completing my degree in primary education. I am also employed at CHPS and deliver innovative technology into the classroom and manage our school blog.
My background is in pre-school education and I have a great interest in young peoples development and how they learn. Another area of interest is technology, particularly virtual worlds, educational blogging and digital citizenship. These are powerful tools and skills that enrich and immerse students in new and innovative experiences that result in authentic and meaningful outcomes. Underpinning all my lessons is the importance that all students become responsible digital citizens through ethical and moral online behaviour whether in a shared virtual space or selecting an image to use from the Internet for a Power Point presentation.
If you have any questions or wish to meet with me please contact the school.