The core purpose of this school, as defined in the Strategic Plan is: Timboon P-12 School is committed to continuous improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects current and future learning needs. Our school is striving to develop a culture that provides quality learning opportunities with a focus on ensuring that all members of the school community have the best options for success. The school provides a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. Daily instruction is based around Learning Intentions, Success Criteria, Quality of Task and Feedback. Our motto of “Strength Through Understanding” guides our daily core business. Curriculum initiatives include the Café Reading Menu, VCOP writing process, daily P-6 Numeracy program, VCAL at years 11 and 12, and a selection of VET subjects. Our varied selection of VCE offerings are made in consultation with students as they prepare for their transition out of school. A comprehensive transition program runs between years P-12 which ensures students are supported in their transition into, through and from school. A Restorative Practice approach is taken when dealing with disruptions throughout the school. Our alignment with ‘Kidsmatter’ is celebrated annually as a whole school with ‘Kid’s Matter Day’. Timboon P-12 School is well known for its ‘TAP’ (Timboon Agriculture Project) program. This program taps into the vibrant agriculture industry that directly involves 70% of our families. A P-12 approach to the teaching of agriculture is encouraged and is extensively supported by local business and the farming community. We offer the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program and are an ‘Asthma Friendly’ ‘Kids Matter’, ‘Sun Smart’ accredited school. Community partnerships are highly valued by the school. Timboon and District Healthcare services provide a wide variety of health and welfare programs and a joint venture between Timboon P-12 School and the Corangamite Shire has resulted in a School/Community Library and a shared sporting complex. In addition to the comprehensive classroom programs offered in literacy and numeracy, an integrated curriculum program, core learning areas of English, Maths, Science, History and PE are in place from years 7-10 and an elective system address all other key learning areas. These learning areas are also cross referenced within the literacy program of core subjects. Specialist P-6 and 7-12 teachers provide targeted instruction in designated areas. General capabilities and Interdisciplinary learning are further supported by a range of Urban and Outdoor Education camps and excursions. The school is an active participant in district sport competitions as well as providing opportunities for students to participate in instrumental music via our “Rock Bands Program” available from year 5. Leadership roles exist throughout the school ranging from House Captains, School Captains and SRC members.