Head Teacher's Message

Welcome to Dixon Elementary School. This is indeed a special place and we believe it is quite different to many other local elementary schools. Everyone who knows us or visits our school speaks of our strong sense of mutual support and loyalty.

We have a clear vision – to work with our community and to recognize and promote literacy, technology and wellness education as a means to achieve student success as responsible, productive and caring citizens. As the world is rapidly changing we need to ensure that all of our students go out into the globally competitive world with the skills, attributes and behaviors for twenty-first century living.

We are a learning community and therefore teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. Academic results are incredibly important. Our values drive all we do; creativity, hard work, mutual respect and honesty are constantly reinforced. However, we are forward looking and innovative. Students really enjoy school and are extremely committed as they understand the relevance of what they are doing.

We are a nurturing community at Dixon Elementary. Relationships at Dixon Elementary are exceptionally good, newcomers are welcomed and the feeling of an ‘effective family’ is often commented upon. Guidance and support are key aspects of our work. Students know that they are listened to and that together we work for improvement.

Our values and sense of moral purpose drives all we do. We are a responsible and responsive community. Our students think deeply about others, care for the environment and are passionate about how they can make a difference to others.

Alice Gonzales, Head Teacher
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