Education State
The Education state is the Victorian Government’s reform agenda to deliver on its promise of providing excellence and equity in education, from childhood, through school and further education.

Harvest Home Primary school is committed to promoting and developing ‘system excellence’ in the Whittlesea Schools Network of North Eastern Melbourne Area (NEMA) in the North-West Victoria Region (NWVR).

As a government school, we are dedicated to working collectively across our education system and towards achieving the ‘Education State Targets’.

These system targets aim to improve student outcomes for all students in every school, which include the focus areas of;

• Learning for Life: More students achieving excellence in Reading, Maths, Science, Critical and Creative Thinking and the Arts.

• Happy, Healthy and Resilient Kids: Building the resilience of our children, and encouraging them to be more physically active.

• Breaking the Link: Ensuring more students stay in school and breaking the link between disadvantage and outcomes for students.

• Pride and Confidence in our Schools: Making sure every community has access to excellence, in every government school and classroom.

More information on these targets can be accessed at: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/educationstate/Pages/targets.aspx

Framework for Improving Student Outcomes
To support this, our school strategic planning is guided by the Framework for Improvement Student Outcomes (FISO). Central to this is an improvement model.

This evidence based model structured around four state-wide priorities that are proven to have a significant impact on the effectiveness of a school, and hence the learning outcomes of its students.

  1. Excellence in teaching and learning
  2. Professional leadership
  3. Positive climate for learning
  4. Community engagement in learning

Each of the priorities has four dimensions.

The six below are those that have the highest-impact Improvement Initiatives on which we focus our efforts.
• Building practice excellence
• Curriculum planning and assessment
• Building leadership teams
• Empowering students and building school pride
• Setting expectations and promoting inclusion
• Building communities