We have very high expectations for each child at Ascot State School. Education is highly valued by our parent community who have high aspirations for each child.
Our vision is for happy students learning together to grow and succeed. We know the importance of the psychology of the child in improving academic performance. Often termed motivational or non-cognitive factors, the psychology of the student includes students’ beliefs about themselves, their feelings about school, or their habits of self-control. Whilst many schools focus on the curriculum, the academic content and students’ intellectual processing of that material, there is a wealth of research that clearly shows that this is insufficient.
At Ascot State School a key focus for us is on developing the non-cognitive factors as well as the cognitive factors. We achieve this through our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program, Play is the Way. All students receive lessons from the class teacher on SEL and research indicates that students receiving quality SEL instruction demonstrated: better academic performance; improved attitudes and behaviour; fewer negative behaviours; and reduced emotional stress.
Our students achieve extremely well in literacy and numeracy and in the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).