Sutherland Public School

Endeavour for excellence

Telephone02 9521 2478

About our school

Sutherland Public School is located in the central business district of Sutherland which is serviced by extensive rail and bus links.

The current enrolment of 345 children is drawn from local residents and students from across the district who attend the Opportunity Classes (OC) in Years 5 and 6. The Sutherland Activity Centre (Before and After School Care) and the Sutherland Shire Business Enterprise Network are located within the school grounds. The school is in close proximity to, and regularly uses, The Pavilion, Sutherland Library, Sutherland Leisure Centre and Waratah Oval.

Our School Vision Statement was collaboratively developed and underpins our daily focus:

Sutherland Public School aims to build a culture of high expectations, academic achievement and personal excellence through developing confident, resilient, empahetic students in an inclusive, diverse and nurturing environment.

A Secure and Friendly Environment

Our strong relationship with all members of the school community contributes to the creation of a happy, safe and secure and welcoming school environment.

We believe the welfare of students and their families is paramount. We are committed to building self-esteem in students and to ensuring both responsible behaviour and a strong sense of civic pride.

Professional and Caring Teachers

Here at Sutherland Public School we take pride in delivering an excellent education in a warm and nurturing environment.

Our teachers are highly trained, caring individuals who are committed to helping all our students reach their full potential across all the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as well as the broad range of extra-curricular activities the school offers.

All teachers use programs that cater for an individual's learning style and that recognise the different cultural customs and values of the school community.

Strong Foundations in Literacy and Numeracy

Sutherland Public School has always had a strong commitment to literacy. Our experienced staff is always up-to-date on current teaching practices and we also strongly value and promote the role of parents in developing and improving children's literacy

Literacy and numeracy skills are developed across all Key Learning Areas and children's progress is carefully monitored through regular assessments.

In both literacy and numeracy, quality support programs and specialist staff are available to assist children experiencing difficulties. Our English as a Second Language teacher assists children learning English who are new arrivals to Australia.

Pride in Our Achievements

We are proud of our success in fostering happy, self-confident students who achieve well academically and in the creative and sporting arenas.

Our school choirs, band and dance groups perform regularly for the community. Performances during Education Week, School Spectacular and the Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival are highlights on our performance calendar.

Our students achieve to outstanding levels in debating and public speaking competitions, regularly featuring in Regional and State finals.

Technology that Prepares Every Student for the Future

Sutherland Public School has leading technology programs and facilities. Technology is a vital component of our curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Students are able to access our computer lab and banks of iPads for learning on the go. From Year 3, we operate a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for all students.

Through the authentic integration of technology into learning experiences, we are equipping our students to become technology producers, not merely technology consumers. 

Active and Healthy Students

The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education curriculum provides structured opportunities for students to enjoy regular physical exercise. As well, the school promotes an active lifestyle through fun activities, unstructured play on our excellent play equipment and participation in competitive and non-competitive sports.

A weekly interschool sporting competition, for netball, t-ball, AFL, touch football, soccer and cricket takes place each Friday.