Ellalong Public School

Ellalong Public School is located in the Lower Hunter Valley at the foot of the Watagan Mountains. It is situated 8 kilometres south of Cessnock and has a student population of 120. Ellalong Public School provides a solid foundation in student learning and promotes leadership in quality education based on quality teaching practices in all key learning areas. Embedded in our school culture are high expectations of student learning, acknowledgement and celebration of achievements, and regular communication between home and the classroom to promote a positive learning environment. Distinctive features of the school include open and collaborative relationships with parents and long-term partnerships with members of the wider community. Our school provides a range of opportunities in creative and performance arts and cultural and sporting activities and recognises and develops individual talents in these areas. We strongly promote safe, respectful learners through our Positive Behaviour for Learning system. Staff have a common and firm belief in the value of positive reinforcement of desired student behaviours to maximise learning outcomes. Ellalong Public School is a proud member of the Cessnock Community of Great Public Schools.

Share Our Space

School spaces will be open from 8am to 5pm from 23 December 2019 to 24 January 2020 including weekends and public holidays. Roving security guards will open the gates in the morning between 7-8am and close them between 5-6pm at night.

Find out more about Share Our Space.

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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