Main Arm Upper Public School

An easy ten minute drive from Mullumbimby brings you to our vibrant school where we provide a nurturing environment for the education of our most valuable asset, our students. Our school offers a rich and rigorous education in a family environment - an education that provides a basis for continuous learning and encourages our students to develop thinking skills to help them become persistent, confident, organised and resilient individuals who can work well with others. Our school is driven by a set of core values - Respect, Resilience and Responsibility. Staff, students and community members all recognise the importance of our core values at Main Arm Upper Public School. Our school culture reflects the warm, caring and co-operative nature of the school and its community. Our small class sizes provide every student with individualised learning opportunities where they can grow with confidence holistically. We have strong literacy and numeracy programs, creative and performing arts programs and rich, extensive environmental, science and welfare programs which includes our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL),our You Can do It (YCDI) program and our Kinder Buddy Program. Our You Can Do It can be attributed to its positive aim of the acquisition of life skills. The focus is not on inappropriate behaviour, but rather on learning social skills that help our students achieve success in all areas of life. The program teaches five foundations: Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Resilience and Getting Along. These are taught from Kindergarten to Year 6 so all students and teachers speak the same language and have the same expectations. This has assisted our students to take responsibility for their own choices and actions in their learning. Particular skills such as 'working tough' when things get hard and not giving in to difficult situations and irrational thoughts have made our students not only more resilient but successful learners as well. This program aims to develop the potential of each and every student in a positive way, through active involvement with parents, teachers and peers. Our school also offers an extensive range of enrichment programs where we are catering to and enhancing each and every child's abilities. Our enrichment programs range from dance, gym, drumming and music through to film making, gardening, arts and active after-school care. Exceptional teaching staff provide a challenging, diverse and engaging curriculum that embraces continual growth. Parental involvement is an integral part of our school and participation, assistance and support are highly valued by our school learning community. Main Arm School is committed to continuous improvement of its core business - the success and happiness of each and every student.

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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