Greta Public School
Greta Public is a picturesque primary school located in a semi-rural environment within the Cessnock Shire of the Hunter Valley. Our school has a current enrolment of approximately 205 students with students coming from a diverse range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Our school is an active partner of the Rutherford Local Management group of schools. The school is organised into9 home classes. 8% of our students identify as Aboriginal. We support our students as individuals, allocating time and resources as well as differentiating the curriculum to cater for individual needs. Greta is a Positive Behaviour for Learning school, encouraging the core values of respect, responsibility and safety for all. These values are taught explicitly to our students. Greta Geckos are used to encourage positive behaviour and attitudes within this framework. This program has become a focus in student welfare to support students in their schooling. Information technology is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum and Creative and Practical arts programs are supported strongly.Our school has a strong dance program, with students performing in local performing arts and dance festivals.While our NAPLAN results are below national average in literacy and numeracy in year 5, the gap is closing. In 2012 year 3 NAPLAN results were at or above national average. Greta Public enjoys a friendly and welcoming relationship with the local community and we are generously supported by our parent body. We have also established productive and collaborative links with neighbouring schools in the area. Greta Public continues to value and promote public education and, within this framework, the school is continuing to increase achievements in academic, sporting and cultural endeavours.
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.
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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 has a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above and will form part of the NSW Government’s priority program. School Infrastructure NSW will be in contact with the school as the program continues to roll out.
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