Paxton Public School

Paxton Public School islocated on large grounds in a semi-rural setting, approximately 10km from Cessnock in the Hunter Valley and operates with strong support from the Cessnock Community of Great Public Schools. Paxton Public School's core values are Safety, Teamwork, Achievement and Respect (STAR) and these values underpin the school's commitment to Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL). The school's Vision Statement reads: 'Parents, students and teachers all striving for the best by aiming high'. Paxton Public School and its community are committed to providing an educational environment that is aimed at developing students as 21st Century Learners. Our school maintains a focus on engaging students in the learning process and this includes opportunities for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), robotics, sport, cooking and Creative and Performing Arts. We have an established relationship with other small schools in our area and this includes curriculum collaboration, sporting and excursion programs.At Paxton Public School, every student has an individual education program that targets key areas for learning. Teachers provide a differentiated program that target these identified areas, ensuring each child's learning experiences are individual and specific to their needs. We actively engage our parents and community in our school activities and value their contribution to the learning journey of our students and teachers.

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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