Mannering Park Public School
Mannering Park is a community school that values strong home/school partnerships and has a proud history of incorporating Aboriginal Education across all Key Learning Areas. Mannering Park has 276 Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Students are supported by competent, caring staff members who individualise learning to support all areas of development: academic, social, emotional, behavioural, sporting, cultural and citizenship. NAPLAN results for 2012 have shown overall improvement from 2011. Results identify that all Year 3 and Year 5 students fall across all bands for Reading. In Spelling Year 3 rfall across all bands whereas Year 5 acheived bands 4-8. In Writing, Year 3 are across all bands, whereas Year 5 are from 3-6. A major focus will be on Writing via systematic and explicit scaffolding in 2013. In Grammar and Punctuation, students were across all bands. Again in 2013, a daily contextual 15 minute Grammar and Punctuation session will be taught from K-6. In Numeracy, Year 3 students results fell across all bands. All Year 5 students were placed in bands 4 to 7. In Data, Space and Geometry and Measurement, Year 3 were in bands 1-5, Year 5 were in the bands 4-7. A structured program from K-6 in Data, Space and Geometry and Measurement will be taught in 2013 to addrss areas of focus from SMART data. In Number, Patterns and Algebra, Year 3 were in bands 2-6 while Year 5 were across all bands. Two School Learning Support Officers for Aboriginal Students are employed to improve the learning outcomes of our Aboriginal students and build cultual and community partnerships. Reading Recovery continues to be a successful program for Year 1 students and our focus on Guided Reading and Writing for Kindergarten and Year 1 has again shown pleasing results. Strategic Teacher Professional Learning has challenged teachers' teaching practices through Quality Teaching, technology, Maths, Students with Complex Needs and Literacy to improve outcomes for all students. Mannering Park PS has again catered for students' extra curricula interests via choir, drumming, public speaking, debating, sport, environmental education, Aboriginal education, Leadership and GATs. Welfare is a priority at Mannering Park PS with anti bullying, values, Better Buddies,Seasons for Growth, exceptional counselling and a proactive Learning and Support Team in place.
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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