O'Connor Cooperative School has a long history of providing innovative, high quality early childhood education. We believe that all children are unique beings, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and beliefs about the world and their place in it. We believe that children are capable, confident and creative learners with unlimited potential.
Relationships and partnerships with families are critical at O'Connor Cooperative School. We believe that when you enrol a child, you enrol the family. As a team we work hard to develop positive relationships between children, staff, families and the community.
We use current research and educational theory to inform the learning and teaching that occurs in the school. It is central to our program that our children have many opportunities to investigate, research, take risks, ponder, wonder, experiment, experience, engage and express themselves every day.
A cornerstone of the school is our commitment to the principles of sustainable education through real life experiences to engage with the world. Through opportunities such as caring for our vegie gardens, feeding the chooks, saving water or being a proactive recycler we support our children to see the impact that we have on the world and how small, incremental changes in this area can have great benefit both at the school level and in the wider Canberra community.