Vision and Mission Statement

Year 6 Student Leaders with a group of younger students

Our Purpose

Chapman Primary School:

  • provides an exciting, high quality and holistic education;
  • demonstrates high quality teaching with innovative technologies, to personalise the learning for all students;
  • builds leaders for a sustainable future;
  • creates a positive, safe and nurturing environment, that inspires a strong sense of community;
  • fosters resilient and respectful relationships, underpinned by our Chapman FRIENDS values.

Our Values

Logo: Chapman Values Friends

Chapman values FRIENDS

Friendliness- being kind and caring to others

  • I share
  • I am positive
  • I am happy, not grumpy

Respect- polite and thoughtful in dealing with others

  • I treat others the way I would like to be treated
  • I listen when others are speaking
  • I use good manners

Integrity- consistent in words and actions

  • I do what I say I will do
  • I am honest and trustworthy
  • I take responsibility for my actions

Everyone Co-operates- getting along with others

  • I do my share of the work
  • I share resources, ideas and experience
  • I can take turns

Never-Give-Up-Attitude- persistence

  • I finish what I start
  • I do my best
  • I am willing to try new things

Diversity- accepting differences

  • I give everyone a fair go
  • I value and celebrate differences
  • I stand up for what is right

Support- helping others

  • I praise others
  • I care for others
  • I encourage others

Our Vision

We aim to develop students who demonstrate resilience, respect, integrity and independence; and who are:

Academically

  • educationally prepared for the future;
  • engaged and responsible lifelong learners;
  • literate and numerate;
  • able to problem solve and think critically and creatively.

Socially

  • skilled in managing relationships;
  • respectful to self, others and the environment;
  • kind, caring and compassionate;
  • resilient and adaptable;
  • confident, happy and active local and global citizens.

Our Motto

The Chapman School motto “Achieving Excellence Together” is linked to our graduate profile. Successful graduates of Chapman Primary School are:

  • educationally prepared for the future;
  • engaged and responsible lifelong learners;
  • literate and numerate;
  • able to problem solve and think critically and creatively;
  • skilled in managing relationships;
  • respectful to self, others and the environment;
  • kind, caring and compassionate;
  • resilient and adaptable;
  • confident, happy and active local and global citizens.

Our Logo

School Logo

Our school prides itself on achieving excellence - a strong commitment to school, each other and learning.  The Chapman School Badge symbolises togetherness, progression, achievement, a firm educational foundation and vision.

The tree represents life and knowledge.  It signifies deep educational and foundational roots for all children. The people at the base of the tree signify friendship and support, both at the school and community level.

We have strong healthy partnerships with students, parents, teachers and the wider community.  With a solid foundation children can grow and flourish as depicted by the students reaching to obtain these values.  Collectively the people and the leaves represent learning.  The tree symbolises this process which is linked to our FRIENDS values.

The hill represents Sir Austin Chapman’s contribution to lobbying for the site where Canberra is located, and reflects the suburb of Chapman and the school’s location, nestled at the foot of Cooleman Ridge.

The educational journey that a child takes, whilst at Chapman Primary School and throughout life, is represented by the acronym “CPS” shown as paths in the logo.  The “P” looping around the people displays the strong sense of community and the ability for everyone to achieve excellence together.