The main function of an effective school is teaching and learning. Students strive to succeed. Students are encouraged to take risks, to accept challenges and to learn from mistakes.

School staff support students by providing an orderly, safe and encouraging environment. They put social and emotional support structures in place to ensure all students are confident and happy.

Students are encouraged to participate in a range of ‘extra curricula’ activities eg interschool sporting competitions, instrumental music (brass and keyboard)

The school, in conjunction with its parent body has developed a behaviour management policy that is implemented consistently. The staff of South Halls Head PS believe that the teaching of values is extremely important and that this is best done through modelling and an integrated approach so that all lessons involve an element of values teaching. As a result we have few incidents of inappropriate behaviour.

The staff of the school have, in the main, been ‘merit selected’. This means that teachers are very capable and have chosen to be a part of the South Halls Head PS team.