Welcome to Isabella Plains Early Childhood School. First opened in 2009, Isabella Plains Early Childhood School (IPECS) is specifically designed to meet the learning and wellbeing needs of students and their families through an integrated service delivery model.
We provide high quality learning and equity for children aged birth to 8 years through a stimulating, challenging and nurturing environment. We work to develop the whole child – academically, physically, socially and emotionally – through viewing children as capable and competent learners who are active participants in their own learning. Children’s individual life experiences of community, culture and relationships contribute to their learning experiences and inform the makeup of our unique school community.
When children leave IPECS, they know how to learn. We teach our students the 21st century learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity to prepare them to thrive and actively contribute to their world. Evidence shows that IPECS students continue to perform well both academically and socially in their new educational setting after they transition.
As a high performing school, we use local and international research and data to inform our continuous cycle of improvement. I invite you to read our Strategic Plan (found in the Community tab under School Board) to develop an overview of our current school improvement goals. All staff are part of a professional learning community, using research and evidence to continue to build their capacity as outstanding educators thereby maximising the learning and wellbeing outcomes for all children.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school community based on strong partnerships between staff, families and the wider community. We prioritise quality communication between home and school, enabling families to be actively engaged with their child’s learning. As a learning community, all members are provided with the opportunity to contribute to decision-making and see tangible impact. Families are empowered to contribute through participation in the GEMS Parent Association, the School Board and involvement in learning programs in classrooms. Children and staff are empowered to contribute through school based systems and processes.
At IPECS, we are a connected community with a common purpose – to maximise the learning and wellbeing outcomes for every child. It would be my pleasure to take you on a personal tour of our wonderful school where you will experience firsthand the warm and respectful environment through which we provide this service.