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South Grafton Public School

South Grafton Public School is an inclusive primary school which provides quality education for students across a split campus. Our two separate campuses, while both maintaining the positive features of a small school environment, access all the resources and expertise that a large school can facilitate. Student welfare is a priority and all students are encouraged to achieve success. We provide a supportive and nurturing environment for students in which learning is valued. South Grafton Public delivers an exciting, comprehensive range of programs that focus on individuality and creativity. Our school boasts proactive teaching personnel who have been recognised at state and regional levels for their professionalism and dedication to the development of successful teaching programs. Our teachers offer engaging, differentiated teaching programs that focus on individual student needs, resilience and cooperative and independent work habits. Some of our unique programs include – A district gifted and talented class (known as an OC class) which boasts the largest number of state identified gifted and talented students in the Clarence Valley; outstanding student concert band, dance groups and K-6 choir program;a specialised kindergarten gymnastic program; excellent opportunities to compete in a variety of sporting teams including demonstration skipping team and chess; a fully equipped gym on the primary campus; a unique Pre-School Playgroup Program – that prepares children for their first year in Kindergarten on a weekly basis. We also offer our Library Café which is open for parents and students after school each Wednesday. We prioritise English, maths, innovative technology use and creativity across the curriculum. These priorities are supported by our well-equipped library and our two technology centres. Interactive SMART Boards, computers and iPads are an integral component of the teaching/learning cycle in all classrooms. Students have access to the school website and blog and regularly use innovative programs such as Minecraft, Mangahigh Maths, Mathletics and Reading Eggs. Our goal is to become a leading school of innovation and technology for students of the 21st Century. We pride ourselves on a high level of public presentation in the creative & performing arts; clear direction in student management; high expectations of student achievement and encouragement of positive community involvement in all school activities. Peter Hickey, Principal