Gundaroo Public School

Working Together

Telephone02 6236 8115

Emailgundaroo-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's Message

Welcome to Gundaroo Public School's website, I hope you find it full of information about our school and what makes it a thriving community hub. Our school motto working together encapsulates our goal to work with our community to provide the best educational outcomes for the students in our care. We feel privileged that our community entrust us with supporting their children through this stage of their education and value the parents role as a child’s first teacher. 

We are committed to a collaborative community approach, and building a culture of mutual respect with open and honest communication, all of which is underpinned by our school’s core values. We believe strong and positive partnerships between school and home are essential. Families are a valuable part of sharing their child’s learning journey and there are opportunities for parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. Parents may choose to support class excursions, learning programs or undertake a school responsibility. Our positive school community is supported by the events planned and organised by our passionate and dedicated P&C. Families enjoy building friendships and strong relationships through events planned by the P&C whilst also supporting our school. 

With 156 years of history and tradition behind us, we are committed to maintaining what is amazing about our school, and respecting the many traditions established, while embracing and accepting the challenges and innovations of today and the future to provide the best educational experiences for the students in our care.

We are a small school with high educational expectations and endeavour to provide a holistic education for the students in our care. Our priority areas are strong literacy and numeracy teaching, effective and evidence-based classroom practice, wellbeing and sustainability. Adventure, imagination and curiosity is fostered in learning experiences, and our vast school grounds provide the perfect space for these qualities to thrive. Our learning spaces are not limited to four walls. Flexible learning environments mean every space in our school is a learning space. Students learn in the vegetable garden, the bushes, under the shade of the trees and in the outdoor classrooms we are continuing to establish alongside their learning in their classrooms, all of which are set up by their dedicated and creative teachers. 

We have a passionate and courageous staff who promote a culture of excellence where every child matters every day. Students are challenged to develop the skills and personal qualities needed to succeed and the ability to be lifelong learners with a passion for learning. In our school teachers demonstrate personal responsibility for improving their teaching practice to improve student learning, recognising themselves as lifelong learners             

We feel incredibly privileged to be a part of this story and continually seek and respond to feedback to continue to improve. As a member of the Gundaroo community, we invite you to join us on this journey and see for yourself what Gundaroo Public School has to offer. Please contact us for a tour, we are always keen to share our school as we are so proud of what we have to offer your child and our current students. 

Rebecca Harris 

Principal