Jingili Primary School is located in the Darwin suburb of Jingili and prides itself in "Putting the Child First". The School has an attractive, safe and welcoming school yard and consists of two adjacent campuses comprising a combined child care facility (Jingili Kindergarten) and pre-school on one site with the primary campus nearby. A variety of cultural backgrounds are represented in the student population and 17% of our students are Indigenous. The school offers student centred learning programs that are engaging and rigorous. First Steps Reading and Writing underpin our literacy program. Improving our literacy teaching has been a strong focus in 2010 and we are committed to the development of a whole school approach. A school wide guided reading program runs on a daily basis. Physical Education is conducted with a specialist program for all classes. Through the learning support centre the special education teacher and special education assistant support students at risk or with special needs. Quicksmart Numeracy was introduced in 2010 as a remedial program to support students in years 4-6. An Aboriginal and Islander Education Worker (AIEW) plays an important role in working with our Indigenous students and their families. Many other opportunities are available for students with instrumental music, choir, performing arts and wellbeing programs. The core values of the school are Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. A wellbeing group including representation by parents was formed in 2010 and works hard to maintain a positive school atmosphere using the School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) process. Peer mediators are trained to support students in the schoolyard and children are consistently acknowledged for displaying positive behaviour through bronze, silver and gold awards. Jingili was recognised in 2008 with a Teaching in the Territory Excellence Award for its Children Almost Ready to Enter School (CARES) program. This program pairs up older students with pre-school children and makes the transition to "big" school an enjoyable and exciting experience. A strong sense of community is part of Jingili school ethos and throughout the year we offer many opportunities for parent and community involvement. Parents are welcomed into classrooms, breakfast is served at Cafe Jingili every fortnight before assembly, an International Markets evening is held in first term and we have a Twilight Sports Carnival in second term. Early in 2010 parents helped us to create a small community vegetable garden to help teach our students about sustainability. Jingili is also a partner school in the Charles Darwin University Teaching School Program.