Millfield Public School

Millfield Public School is a school situated in a picturesque rural setting 12 kilometres south west of Cessnock. The school delivers quality academic, social and extra-curricular programs that develop our students to reach their full potential and is proud to have successfully maintained this commitment to our community over our rich and increasing 150 year history. The school currently consists of three multi aged classes, with school enrolments following an increasing trend moving from 55 to 72 students over the last 5 years. In 2018, student numbers reached a cohort size of 72 students, with boys making up 51% and girls 49% of the student population with 15% of students identifying as Aboriginal. The schools focus is on quality literacy and numeracy programs which are constructed on the basis of providing differentiation and research driven teaching pedagogy. This has seen the inclusion of targeted programs such as L3, TEN and Project Based Learning. Staff and students at Millfield Public School strive to model our schools Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) expectations of respect, responsibility and safety on a daily basis. The school understands the importance of the home school partnership in positively progressing student learning outcomes. Our PC community are very supportive of the work we do as a school and are proactive in assisting where able. The Parents and Citizens Association organise social events and opportunities for raising funds to support our students including operating our school canteen. Communication between the school and community centres around fortnightly newsletters, fortnightly assemblies, school notes, short messages as well as embracing more progressive technological mediums and a well maintained social media presence. Staff make themselves available to meet informally with parents on a daily basis where personal relationships are further developed, as well as schedule formal meetings regularly throughout the year. Wholistic assessment measures such as the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data has shown steady improvement in our school 5 year averages. The school has consistently shown outstanding results in both Literacy and Numeracy within Year 3 assessments since the commencement of the L3 initiative. The school is a member of the Cessnock Community of Great Public Schools and works collaboratively with neighbouring public schools to provide positive outcomes for all students across the community.

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.

School Infrastructure NSW is pleased to advise that your school’s application for funding as part of the Cooler Classrooms Program has been successful. School Infrastructure NSW will be in contact to organise a date for the due diligence team to visit your school. Congratulations on your successful application. We look forward to working with you to provide better learning environments to improve educational outcomes.

Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.

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