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Principal's Message

Miles Franklin School was established as a learning community in 1980. Parents, teachers and students came together to name the school after Miles Franklin, who is most noted for her work ‘My Brilliant Career’. A long lasting tradition was set. The current community upholds the tradition of Miles Franklin through the annual whole school celebration of Miles Franklin’s birthday and a Kindergarten to Year 6 Brilliant Writers competition.

The strength of our school lies in the close partnership between students, staff, parents, and the wider community. Highlights of this close partnership are the annual Miles Franklin Music Festival and the Spring Fete. Students in our school are offered a balanced learning program that supports and nurtures the development of children’s academic, personal and social well-being. Our pastoral care promotes student understanding of the need for individuals to care for, support, and value each other within a safe environment.

Miles Franklin is a school of choice with the majority of our students residing outside our Priority Placement Area. Parents value our emphasis on academic rigour, the range of programs offered and the mutual support we give each other in building and sustaining the school community.

In an exciting development we have been granted candidate status with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization:

Miles Franklin Primary School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Miles Franklin Primary School believes is important for our students.

We have identified five key areas as our focus in 2014:

  1. Develop, deliver and reflect on the Primary Years Programme transdisciplinary themes from Preschool to Year 6 and ensure they are aligned with the Australian Curriculum
  2. Further improve our excellent results in literacy and numeracy
  3. Continue the use of innovative technologies in our classrooms, especially ‘cloud-based’ learning
  4. Further strengthen our positive, inclusive and welcoming school culture
  5. Strategically build collaborative partnerships with other schools locally, nationally and internationally

Along with enrichment and support programs to support student learning opportunities Miles Franklin offers a number of programs that enhance the day to day teaching programs of the school. These include private music tuition; a before and after school care program, and a school holiday program. We expect our children to be polite, on time, in uniform and with a desire for their curiosity to be fulfilled and further extended. Our website and school app (available for Apple, Android and Windows) will provide you with vital information about the school, its programs and general information. Please contact the school for any other information you require.

I look forward to welcoming you and your child/children to our wonderful school and working with you to provide quality learning programs.

Chris Jones

M.A. (London); M.Ed. (Deakin)

*Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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