School Philosophy

Courtenay Gardens Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.


The programs and teaching at Courtenay Gardens Primary School  support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

The school’s vision is to provide educational opportunities for our students, enabling them to identify their passions, experience success and have the confidence to pursue future learning.


The school’s mission is to provide an outstanding holistic educational experience for all of our students.

Courtenay Gardens Primary School ’s objectives are:

  1. Students are literate and numerate and can apply these skills for continuous learning.
  2. Students learn about the world they live in, developing an inquiry thinking approach to understand and solve real world problems.
  3. Students learn The Arts (Music, Dance, Art, Drama, Media) enabling them to express creativity and identify personal interests.
  4. Students learn the importance of physical education and health, participating in a range of activities and sports.
  5. Students learn about scientific thinking, applying these skills to their environment.
  6. Students learn digital technologies and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), as intrinsic to ongoing learning in a digital world.
  7. Students learn the values of inclusion and respect for others; enabling them to have positive relationships.
  8. Students are supported to become confident individuals with self-worth and personal identity, and with a sense of hope and optimism about their lives and the future.

Courtenay Gardens Primary School ’s values are Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Resilience.


We demonstrate Respect by treating others with fairness and consideration.


We demonstrate Responsibility by taking ownership of your thoughts, actions, and learning; practising self-control and being accountable for your choices.


We demonstrate Honesty by doing what is right when no one is watching, telling the truth and admitting your actions whether they are right or wrong.


We demonstrate Resilience by dealing with challenging situations and difficult experiences in an adaptive and positive manner.