Overview

quiet area

As part of the Department of Education and Communities, Connells Point Public School is one of 34 schools in the Port Hacking Network within Sydney Region.

The school is set in large grounds within a quiet residential area, with bush and distant water views. Within the playgrounds are large grassed areas, fixed climbing equipment, cricket nets, netball, basketball, volleyball and handball courts, giant chess and draught boards and well maintained nature gardens for eating lunch and taking part in quiet activities.

Our school community is interested and involved in their children's education. Generally, the community's expectations for the children are high in academic/cultural and moral/social development.

Children from Years 3-6 are able to safely ride bikes to school providing they complete and abide by a Bike Safety Code of Conduct. Decisions about the maturity level and skills development of children to handle the responsibility of riding a bike safely, rests with parents.

In addition to standard classrooms, including three new classrooms and two fully refurbished classrooms in 2011, there are such facilities as:

  • a new, state of the art library with connected classroom facilities 
  • a computer room
  • a performing arts room with connected classroom facilities
  • an assembly hall
  • a canteen
  • interactive white boards in all classrooms
  • shade areas for passive and active play

Connells Point Public School has an enrolment of approximately 530 students with a small variation from year to year, but most children who enrol in kindergarten remain to Year 6.

Parents' and Citizens' Association meetings provide a valuable communication link between parents and staff. Whilst a willing band of parents is involved in school activities and provide generous financial support, there is always the need for more parents to become actively involved in this important parent group.

In 1995, a School Council was formed. The Council members are the Principal, the P&C President, three parent representatives, three staff representatives and a community member. Elections are held when the two year tenure of a councillor is complete or a vacancy occurs. The elected President of the School Council chairs meetings at the school, several times a year. The School Council plays a major role in the decision - making of the school.