Pymble Public School
Pymble Public School has served the local community for 53 years. In this time it has established a reputation for excellence, innovation and the provision of an enormous range of opportunities in academic, sporting and creative arts programs in a K to 6 context. The school is situated in an established north shore residential area and known locally as Crown Rd School. The school enjoys the positive and proactive involvement of parents working together with teachers to ensure a vibrant and caring learning community. A notable feature of this partnership is the emphasis on collaborative planning and shared decision making. The learning community of Pymble is highlighted by excellent teachers, quality teaching, excellent facilities and both enriching and engaging programs which seek to provide learning experiences, enabling all students to develop skills and attitudes necessary to be lifelong learners in an ever changing society. The school is recognised for its innovative and contemporary approach to the use of technology in the classroom to enhance both engagement and learning. With 18 interactive whiteboards across the school, the students at the school have access to the latest educational resources, interactive learning and highly visual and stimulating content. In 2010, the school was recognised for the outstanding performing arts program within the school in receiving the Director General's Award for Excellence in Performing Arts. The school's reputation for performing arts is recognised across the state with the students regularly invited to perform in major events across the city as well as participation in Choral Concerts, Primary Proms, local festivals of music and the School's Spectacular. Our performing arts program comprises choirs, bands, dance, drama with a wide range of opportunities for participation. The school is highly valued by its community for the caring ethos of the staff and the diversity of extra-curricular activities available to students. The school also boasts a swimming pool enabling us to host learn to swim programs as well as in school swimming tuition. The school also received an award for the Environmental Sustainability Program in operation across the school. This program recycles and composts all waste materials generated by the students and the school's vegetable garden produce is used to enhance the student's learning and understanding of sustainability. The school's discipline programs and student support programs effectively develop individual and social responsibility across all grades. The school's reputation for positive behaviour, well mannered students and students who show respect towards others is very strong. This positive behaviour enhances our school's results in NAPLAN which are always very high with results well above the state and regional averages.
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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