Clinton State School is continually growing and as a result is enrolment managed, currently servicing approximately 880 students from Prep to Year Six. The school is located on the western approaches to the provincial city of Gladstone, one of the most important industrial and port cities in Queensland. The make-up of our student population is reflective of our multicultural society and our students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Clinton is a supportive environment strategically framed around an explicit school improvement agenda to enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of all students. Teachers have high expectations of students and are committed to improving their pedagogical practices from evidenced based research.
Our Vision - Every Child, Every Day – Safe, Respectful Learners
C - Champions: ‘Stronger and Smarter’
- Health and Wellbeing focus for students and staff
- Positive Behaviour Learning
- Student Needs and Differentiation
- EATSIPS (Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Schools)
L –Literacy: ‘Learning to Speak, Learning to Read, Learning to Write"
- Big 6 (Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness to Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension)
I – Improvement: ‘Getting Feedback, Getting Better’
- Use peer observation, feedback, differentiated coaching and learning communities to improve teaching practices.
- Analyse data in a timely, student focussed and future improvement manner
N –Numeracy: ‘Our Students Count'
- Maths Proficiencies
- KEE (Kids Explaining Everything) Questions
T – Teaching: ‘Quality Teaching = Quality Learning’
- Implement a research-validated school-wide pedagogical framework.
- Use a deep understanding of the Australian Curriculum to adopt and adapt the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) materials to suit the school context
- STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)