Waratah Public School

Waratah Public School is a large inner city Newcastle school proudly serving the Waratah/Mayfield community. It has a long and distinguished history of providing students with quality education in a safe, happy and positive environment by a committed and passionate staff. The school works in a close, highly professional and strategic partnership with the Callaghan Education Pathways group of schools and is supported tirelessly by the School Parents Citizens' Association. Equity and diversity are celebrated within the school, catering for 334 students from Kindergarten to year 6 and 80 preschool students. This enrolment includes over 20% Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander students and approximately 14% of students that have English as an Additional Language or Dialect. The school offers 14 mainstream classes, an Early Intervention class for preschool students and a multi categorical class. Waratah Public also has two Learning and Support Teachers, a Reading Recovery teacher and English as a Second Language teacher. "Be the Best That You Can Be" is a philosophy embedded throughout the school community. Waratah Public School- Where Great Things Happen.

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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