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Mission and values

Statement of Purpose
Our purpose is to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their potential.
 
Our Vision, Values and Beliefs
Cairns State Special School is a vibrant place, a learning place and an innovative place with purposeful community links that provides personalised and relevant opportunities for all students to reach their potential and have a voice and choice in their learning and pathway.
 
Our agreed values include:
·       Respect
·       Care
·       Learning
·       Innovation
·       Excellence
 
We value a holistic and student focused approach to education. We value high expectations, explicit teaching and authentic learning with a focus on communication, promoted and delivered through a dynamic, diverse, inclusive curriculum.
 
In all learning, we value discovery, connection (active engagement), achievement and innovation as we work together to achieve the extraordinary.
 
We value a safe and encouraging learning environment, where ability is recognised and possibilities are encouraged.
 
Our endeavour is the demonstration of the core principles of resilience including gratitude, empathy and mindfulness, thereby promoting emotional literacy and positive mental health.
 
Our collaborative partnerships with our community promote opportunities for authentic, meaningful and relevant school community engagement and maximise student outcomes.