Mitchell State School focusses on the academic achievement of students through the use of Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs) where emphasis is placed on setting personal goals for improvement in reading and attendance in order to reach set targets. Data is collected from a range of sources including NAPLAN testing, ACER Pat Reading, Pat Math, Pat Spelling and Pat Comprehension National tests which are conducted twice yearly. With Mitchell State School now at the endpoint of the four year National Partnership Agreement, significant progress in both numeracy and literacy is clearly evident with our students.
During the past twelve months, the introduction of the MiKG Project has provided students with another avenue through which to explore and learn concepts and processes necessitated in the Australian Curriculum.
From 2009-2015, Mitchell State School has refurbished and modernised many of the classrooms installing technology which allows students to engage in learning in a more meaningful manner, and to also prepare for junior secondary. The building of the new resource centre has proven a popular place for students to engage in their love of reading and allows access to facilities for visiting professionals such as the guidance officer and school chaplain; visiting groups also have a place to conduct meetings.