O'Connor Cooperative School

An ACT Public School
Together we learn   Together we grow

O’Connor Cooperative School Purpose and Vision


We work together with our community to develop every child to become a successful lifelong learner. We support the development of each child to become a confident and cooperative learner who works towards achieving their full potential.We provide quality education for children from Preschool to Year 2  through best practice using the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum.


O’Connor Cooperative School is committed to excellence in early childhood education.  As a community of learners, we work together to create sustainable connections between each other and within our environment, developing intellectual, personal, social and environmental responsibility.Together we Learn; Together we Grow as Safe, Respectful Responsible Learners.

We value:

(No rank order of importance)

  • A thriving school community where staff and families openly work as willing partners
  • A safe, inclusive setting where the strengths and needs of all members of our school community are recognised, respected and valued.
  • A family-friendly environment where privacy of personal information is respected and safeguarded
  • The professionalism of staff as educational leaders committed to play-based best practice in early learning
  • A strong focus on a balanced literacy and numeracy program which is Embedded in all aspects of learning and teaching in our school.
  • The importance of social, emotional, physical and cognitive development - all the developmental domains.

Preschool Philosophy

Our preschool philosophy is created collaboratively between children, parents / carers and staff through a process of reflection and discussion. It captures many of the elements of the preschool program and values that make our preschool community unique.

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