The school motto is "We Care" and this is exemplified in the promotion and nurturing of a caring school environment.
At '545' we endeavour to provide the best possible learning environment that we can for our students. The school motto is "We Care" and this is exemplified in the promotion and nurturing of a caring school environment. We believe that students learn best when they feel safe, are happy, and feel valued as people.
We run a Breakfast Club from our canteen. Breakfast Club is held before school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This has been very successful and is currently run on parent and school staff support, along with community sponsorship.
Our school is fortunate to have a school dog, named Nala. She attends school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All students love spending time with her when she visits their classroom.
Nala also supports students with their emotional wellbeing. Her gentle and caring nature continues to draw students to her, especially when they are feeling upset, lonely, angry or just need a cuddle. She is a much loved member of our school.
The Peer Support Program involves Foundation students and their grade 5/6 buddies being timetabled to meet and participate in activities together. Buddies also assist Foundation students in the yard at recess and lunchtimes early in the year by creating games and helping them to join in and make friends.
A Sequential Social Skills program taught at all grade levels. Specific social skills are taught at different levels of the school so that students know how to successfully interact and cooperate with their peers, and the adults with whom they come into contact.
Senior School students trained as peer assistants to help junior students in the playground to participate in positive games, and to develop friendships with students their own age.
All classrooms operate on rewards systems that encourage students to act responsibly. These usually involve the class choosing a reward if they meet a certain class target eg. marbles in the jar, points, or stickers on a chart etc. Rewards range from a casual day or special lunch to 'lucky dips' in the class at the end of each week.
Our traffic light colour coded system is part of our student management program in all classrooms, during specialist sessions and out in the yard. Within learning teams across the school, teachers have established a set of expected behaviours for each colour, as well as strategies for moving students to green behaviours.
Our School Values encapsulate what we at '545' want to instil in all of our students. Staff throughout the school refer to our school values while teaching and expect students to reflect and make the 'right' decisions when it comes to their learning and behaviour.
Our School Values:
The Wellington Network of Government Schools provides a range of curriculum and student support services through the school at the request of teachers and / or parents. Referrals for specialist services ae available in the following areas:
A chaplain is available 2 days per week to support students and parents in times of need.
Sale Primary School has a close association with the RAAF Base East Sale and as such has a number of students from Defence Force families enrolled at the school. A Defence School Transition Aide is available for Defence Force Families to access in times of need, especially regarding initial enrolment and settling in as well as transfers out when postings change.