Londonderry Public School

Londonderry Public School is located in a semi-rural setting in Western Sydney at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The school has very strong ties to the local community and has an active PC Association that are involved in a wide range of activities to support and enhance the school culture. Londonderry Public School is part of the Penrith valley Principal's Network and has close ties to other schools in the Hawkesbury region being involved in Hawkesbury PSSA and having an active part in the educational and creative experiences being offered by schools in the local region. In 2016 the enrolments were210 students at census date. Of these students approximately 8.5 % of students are Aboriginal and 8% of students are LOBTE. The school celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014. There is a strong focus on the use of technology. Every classroom has interactive whiteboards and wireless access as well as a dedicated computer lab, two connected classrooms, 15 portable ThinkPads and 20 iPads for specialist learning. We have a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, providing a range of programs, both multimodal and current best practice. The Reading Recovery program is offered to suitable students in year 1. Student welfare programs are consistent, fair and innovative with an emphasis on developing student leadership and peer support. Londonderry Public School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning school and has the motto Learning and Participating Safely and Respectfully based on PBL values. The school has a chaplain funded under the National School Chaplaincy Program. Londonderry Public School offers strong transitional, enrichment and support programs cater for a diversity of learning ability and styles. As a member of the Richmond Learning Community, Londonderry PS has a strong partnership with local primary schools and Richmond High School in developing Yr 6-7 Transition programs. A partnershiphas been developed with the local early learning center to provide a transition program from preschool to Early Stage 1 in primary school. The staff are very experienced and bring a diverse range of skills to the school to implement quality teaching and learning programs.We are committed to a set of shared values which include ensuring quality teaching and learning, catering for and respecting the individual, encouraging and recognising individual and group achievements and building relationships within the community.

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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