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Carlingford Public School

Carlingford Public School

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Welcome to Carlingford Public School, a K-6 school with more than a century of history and tradition in providing quality education to the children from the Carlingford and surrounding districts of North Western Sydney.

Carlingford is a caring community school which takes pride in its nurturing school atmosphere. Outstanding personal development and self-esteem programs, comprehensive student welfare policies and holding high expectations for all students, all combine to produce a safe, caring and nurturing environment. We are currently introducing the ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ program throughout the school.   

The school has expansive attractive grounds, large, well resourced, inviting classrooms, a school hall, new library and technology centres, interactive whiteboards and Wi-Fi in every classroom, allowing outstanding learning opportunities for all students.

The next exciting chapter in Carlingford Public School’s rich history has begun with the NSW governments’ completion of a $20 million upgrade of facilities to our school. The project has delivered 20 new classrooms, a new school hall and covered learning area backing onto the hall with tiered seating. The first and second floors contain the classrooms with a corridor of shared learning spaces. In addition the existing administration building has received an upgrade. 

The upgrade provides a future-focused, technology-rich, knowledge-building learning environment aimed at offering modern facilities to foster state of the art teaching methods for our children.

The core business of the school is to maximise the learning outcomes for every student, enabling them to maximise their potential, all under the umbrella of quality teaching and learning. The dedicated, highly skilled staff at Carlingford Public School are committed to ensuring every child becomes a successful learner. We have a strong focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills and provide a wide range of extracurricular activities to extend and enrich student learning. Beyond the classroom, students have the opportunity to participate in extensive Dance, Band, Technology, Choir, Debating, Public Speaking and Interschool Competitive Sport programs.

Within a happy, caring environment, students are encouraged to aspire to achieve their personal best at all times. Student learning outcomes are high in comparison to like school and state benchmarks. We relentlessly pursue excellence as we seek to equip each child for their life-long journey in learning.

In recognition of the diversity of achievement amongst our students, Carlingford provides a wide range of educational experiences that enable us to meet specific learning needs. Gifted students are catered for through a differentiated curriculum where they are given the opportunity to achieve their best through carefully structured programs and strategies. Students with particular learning difficulties receive extra support from staff trained in working with students with special needs. For students to whom English is not their first language specific support programs are provided.

At Carlingford, we endeavour to ensure our students' primary school experiences are happy, productive and rewarding. All students are treated with respect and individual needs are met in a caring, responsive approach. The development of positive attitudes, self-esteem, self-discipline and respect of others is fostered through recognition, achievement and appropriate reinforcement.

The wonderful support and excellent contributions in the education of their children by parents and family members makes for a very strong partnership and contributes greatly to the high reputation that is enjoyed by our school and students within the wider community. 

Neil Hinton