You may have seen reports over the holidays in the Courier Mail and Quest newspapers reporting on Brisbane’s best Primary Schools. According to the website Better Education, Clayfield Primary received a perfect score of 100, and being only one of two Primary schools in Brisbane’s North to receive this perfect score. The ranking system on the website uses NAPLAN test results to analyse how schools are performing. As a school that aims for excellence we were pleased that the academic success of our students was acknowledged in this way; however, we know that a Clayfield College Primary student isn’t defined by a number on a test paper or a position in a league table.
We know that our students thrive across all areas of the College, from the concert stages to the sporting fields, hosting assemblies and holding leadership positions to helping each other on the playground or interacting in our year level buddy programs. We focus on the needs of individuals, our immediate community and our global community. We support local charities such as Mater Little Miracles and The World’s Biggest Garage Sale. We get behind national initiatives such as Drought Relief and the Pyjama Foundation. We are uniquely a co-educational independent school that strives to provide an excellent start for our youngest students through our Early Years Literacy and Numeracy programs. We keep our class sizes small so that our students are known by their teachers, their learning journey is nurtured throughout by a team of passionate and expert educators and we make real connections between school and home so that parents are informed about their child’s progress.
We are happy to receive a perfect score, with the knowledge that this doesn’t even begin to take into account the rich experience that makes up a Clayfield College Primary education. We know that you can’t just take one facet of schooling and say that a school is perfect, but we can take pride in the fact that in our pursuit of excellence, our academic success is being acknowledged.