Principal's Message

Welcome to Chapman Primary School.

Chapman Primary School is recognised for our commitment to academic success, complemented by a comprehensive co-curricular program and a pursuit of service and compassion for the community. These programs provide students with a balanced development of the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and cultural elements of life in order to enable them to reach their potential both as a student and as a member of the community.

The Chapman School community shares the vision and motto "to develop students who demonstrate resilience, respect, integrity and independence and who are academically and socially achieving excellence together " Chapman Primary School has a commitment to excellence in a caring, cooperative and inclusive environment. As a community we share the common values of Friendliness, Respect, Integrity, Everyone Co-operates, Never-Give-Up Attitude, Diversity and Support.

It is the belief of our community that we are all responsible for the academic, social, emotional and physical well-being and development of the children in our care. We believe that the partnership between home and school is crucial and we do all we can to ensure the strength of this partnership. The school works towards achieving its mission by providing a positive climate of trust and respectful relationships in a place where children feel valued, engaged and nurtured.

Building on firm foundations, the school now looks to the future. Educational literature on 21st century thinkers emphasise a range of qualities that our future will need: open mindedness; the ability to work collaboratively with others; to engage in problem solving; to analyse and integrate knowledge; to think creatively and imaginatively; to apply knowledge to respond to emerging needs and trends; and to communicate accurately, clearly and effectively. Our approach needs to evolve to meet these challenges, to give our students the best opportunity to engage with their preferred future.

I look forward to working with you and our students and making your association with Chapman Primary School a fulfilling, productive and a rewarding experience.

James M. Barnett, Principal

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MEd (Hons)