Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Yuma - hello and welcome to O’Connor Cooperative School.

I am honoured and delighted to be the principal of O’Connor Cooperative School. Our unique Early Childhood school (Preschool to year 2) is committed to excellence in Early Childhood education. We learn and grow together to create sustainable and cultural connections with each other and our environment. We foster creative, social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive identities and skills.

At O’Connor Cooperative School you will see a thriving school community where staff and families openly contribute as partners in their children’s learning.

We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive setting with flexible environments where wonder and curiosity are nurtured. The strengths, identity and cultures of all members of our community are recognised and valued through positive community partnerships.

We learn and grow as a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our leaders and educators work collaboratively as a PLC providing teachers with evidence-based opportunities for continuous improvement and life-long learning. Our school caters for individual student needs through differentiated learning and support. This begins in our preschool where the teachers work with the Early Years Learning framework to provide a welcoming place of learning, nurturing and inquiry. Our staff are committed to flexible teaching and learning through Inquiry and Play-based approaches while meeting the achievements standards of the Australian Curriculum.

O’Connor Cooperative School follows a whole school approach to Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) where children, staff and families have the responsibility and the right to be safe and respectful citizens.

If you have any questions or would like a tour of our divine school and indoor and outdoor learning spaces, please call the front office and we will happily book a time to chat and make arrangements for you to visit.

I look forward to working together with the community to provide the very best learning and wellbeing opportunities for all our children.

Debbie Lowrey

O'Connor Cooperative School