Delegate Public School
Delegate Public School is a small rural school located since 1871 in a remote geographical area of the far south-eastern New South Wales and Victorian border. It has expansive playing fields, an attractive heritage building for administration and library and contemporary classrooms with Connected Classroom facilities. In 2010, we began establishing our kitchen and garden facilities funded by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. It provides an exceptional base for establishing an environment conducive to sustainable learning and for the development of pride in the school. The area remains drought affected and the school receives funding from the Commonwealth Government under the Drought Relief program. The community is identified as a low socio-economic status population. Students are placed across two multi-stage classes. The teaching principal is supported by one full-time classroom teacher, two permanent part-time teachers who support learning assistance and who fill the part-time positions of school librarian and release from face-to-face and executive release. Also, a temporary part-time teacher is funded through the Priority Schools Funding Program and Country Areas Program to support Stage 2 students and technology. A part-time School Administration Manager, two School Learning Support Officers, Garden Specialist and Kitchen Specialist (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program) and a General Assistant who maintains grounds and facilities (one day per week) support the teaching staff and students of Delegate Primary School. The school has a small but highly committed P & C Association whose members are actively involved in school decision-making, inclusive of the school's self evaluation processes, broad financial management decisions, decisions relating to capital improvements and school policy decisions. The dedicated, highly motivated staff is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning programs relevant to the needs of all students in a caring, supportive environment. We want to develop an inclusive school which fosters a love of learning; a respect for self and others; and an acquisition of knowledge which will enable students to take their rightful place within their own community as well as within the wider global community. We want children and parents to value learning, to see it as a life skill and to make the most of the opportunities provided. Students are demonstrating an understanding of the necessity to accept responsibility for their own learning and are experiencing success in a range of endeavours, especially leadership and citizenship. We pride ourselves on being a school that cares. The Country Areas Program, the Priority Schools Funding Program and National Partnerships 2011 (Low SES School Communities funding) currently support the school's teaching and learning programs.
Cooler Classrooms Program
The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.
To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.
Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.
This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.
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