Hinton Public School

Hinton Public School is a TP2 (teaching principal) rural school located at the junction of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers on the traditional land of the Worimi Nation. It proudly serves the communities of Hinton and Wallalong. In 2016, the school enrolment is 81 with approximately 6% more boys than girls andfive students who identify as Aboriginal. Our school has four permanent teachers including a teaching Principal and various part-time and specialist support teachers and support staff. All teaching staff meet the professional requirements for teaching in NSW Public Schools. Hinton Public School's Family Occupation and Educational Index (FOEI) is currently 86. It has strong community support and a high rate of parent participation both inside and outside the classroom. Students, through an active school parliament are actively engaged in the direction, decision making and organisation of events. Students are provided with and actively encouraged to participate in a wide variety of quality academic, cultural, leadership, environmental and sporting programs. At Hinton Public School we believe the children are part of an extended family and learn and grow in a peaceful, caring atmosphere. We value the contribution everyone makes through our school motto Every Little One Counts. We believe in preparing our students for the challenges that life presents. In order to achieve this, students not only fully engage in the curriculum, but they learn lifelong skills such as being empowered, creative and critical thinkers who have a curiosity to their learning and are prepared to be productive citizens in their ever changing world. Hinton Public School has a rich, deep and proud history. We encourage our students to become both active and pro-active members of the community by developing responsibility and respect towards themselves and others. We encourage students to reach their full potential, be innovative, resilient and independent learners while remaining empathetic and compassionate community members who are able to positively solve conflict using a variety of negotiation skills. Our Future Focused vision is for our students to be - successful learners - confident, creative and empathetic individuals - active and informed citizens. Hinton Public School proudly belongs to the Maitland Learning Communities.

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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