Principal’s Message

Stanmore Public School is a unique and vibrant community where learning and relationships are at the centre of school life. We provide a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where positive and productive relationships lead to happy, engaged students and outstanding learning outcomes.

Our school offers a variety of programs and opportunities to enrich the school experience. The regular class program includes specialist teaching in music, drama, visual arts, languages and physical education and a broad range of co-curricular activities are offered out of class time. Stanmore Public School also has a strong commitment to sustainable practices, environmental awareness and healthy lifestyles.

Supportive parents and committed staff work collaboratively towards a quality education for all students and an “open door” policy supports good communication and encourages parent participation in school life.

Fran Larkin

Stanmore Public School is one of many public schools that opened in Sydney following the Education Act of 1880. Today it is a vibrant and unique community where learning and relationships are at the centre of school life.

The school population reflects the rich diversity of the Inner West with its mix of backgrounds, interests and capabilities. The students are typically enthusiastic, engaged and eager to learn.

While most are highly capable, the school has a proud tradition of assisting those with learning difficulties to achieve target levels and integrating students with special needs.

Parents are supportive and play a significant role in the school, with many volunteering to assist with classroom reading and to help in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

The school’s approach is to educate the whole child: to recognise and nurture the ability of every child in all areas of potential – linguistic, mathematical, musical, artistic, physical and social – so that each one leaves primary school as a competent and articulate learner with a confident sense of self.

The learning program is innovative and engages and motivates students to develop academic skills, while weekly philosophy sessions foster higher order thinking and create a moral and ethical framework for life.

Specialist teachers in music and drama encourage a love of and skills in the creative arts and support a number of quality co-curricular programs, including dance, drama and music ensembles.

A comprehensive sporting program enables participation in a range of sports and develops fitness and healthy lifestyles.

Other co-curricular activities include public speaking, debating, chess and tennis coaching.

The core values of the school are quality in teaching and learning, acknowledgement of effort and achievement, and respect and fairness in all relationships and practices and teachers also foster the values of care, inclusion, integrity, responsibility and endeavour.

Above target achievements in literacy and numeracy are typical at Stanmore Public School and successes in other fields are common and yet, the school places a strong emphasis on strategic improvements to increase learning and enhance the school experience for our students.

In educating the whole child, the school is truly educating for life.