Welcome to Augusta State School.
At Augusta we live our mantra of:
Empowered to be my best today. Inspired to be even better tomorrow!
At Augusta you will hear our students talking about being shining stars with a plan, rising stars and superstars. These descriptions are part of how our students reflect on their day – their learning, their effort, their goals and themselves.
Augusta State School opened on 24 January 2011 with a student population of just under 300. We currently have 12 classes ranging from four Prep classes to a year 6/7. Our catchment includes Augustine Heights, Brookwater and a small area of Redbank Plains. Our school will eventually cater for approximately 1000 students.
Augusta is a ‘Triple P’ school. This means it is a Private Public Partnership school. Our school has been built, and our facilities maintained by a private company. The school has been leased back to Education Queensland.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning at Augusta is about a personalised, precise curriculum that meets the needs of every student every day. The meta-analysis work of John Hattie and the school framework model from Crevola and Hill have informed what we do.
Literacy and numeracy are our core business. Our school times have been designed to maximise learning in the key learning areas of English and Mathematics.
Students have begun the year by learning about how to learn – how their brains work, their preferred learning styles and how reflect on their learning. These skills and knowledge will permeate what we do at Augusta. Students have been using deBono’s Thinking Hats to ask questions, mind maps to demonstrate their thinking and their connections, and a brag book to share their new found knowledge.
You will hear about Learning Intentions and Success Criteria. Providing this explicit information to students prior to a lesson enables them to tune in and link to what they know. They also know what is expected of them in a lesson.
We are informed by the content in: ACARA, QCAR (Essential Learnings and Standards), and Literacy and Numeracy Indicators. We do not use text books to teach. Support information for English is provided in our English writing, reading and spelling programs. Support information for Mathematics is provided in the eCurriculum (formerly Electronic Teaching Collection). Science is supported by Primary Connections. These are amazing resources.
ICTs are a valued tool at Augusta. Every class has an interactive whiteboard with Smartboard software, a digi kit and laptop computers. We have wireless connectivity throughout the school. Web-based programs that students use include ABC Learning Eggs (early years), Scholastic Lexiles (junior and senior), Intrepica and Mathletics.
Again, welcome to Augusta.