Parkes Public School

Quality Education for All

Telephone02 6862 1702

About our school

Welcome to Parkes Public School — a Centre of Excellence.

We are the oldest and largest primary school in the growing township of Parkes with a current enrolment of 420 students. We have 21 classes across our school, which includes five classes for students with special needs.

The school staff is motivated by the strong belief that all children can learn and should be provided with the conditions to do so. Therefore, Parkes Public School continues to cater for individual needs and talents, operating a highly effective, inclusion program for students with both severe disabilities and those in the upper range of abilities. Whilst overall class arrangements do not vary extensively, innovative organisation and strategies are put in place to address particular needs. Further main beliefs that underpin our operation are: poor literacy skills affect self-esteem and therefore, relationships; early intervention is vital; behaviour is a personal choice and one must take responsibility for one's own actions; what a teacher expects is what a child will give; success creates success; and there is always more to know about teaching and learning.

Our school motto, "Strive for Success", reflects the attitude of our students and staff towards all aspects of our school including academic growth, sporting efforts, and personal goals. We are a school that has a very strong Values Education Program that is reflected in the positive behaviour of all of our students. Since 2009 we have implemented the very successful 'Positive Behaviour for Learning' program.

Our school enjoys a very positive reputation in our community. We are well known for our attention to the specific needs of each individual student; our strong focus upon the core subjects of literacy and numeracy; and our caring and supportive relationship between the school and the wider community.

Parkes Public School provides children with a wide variety of opportunities in many curriculum and special interest areas including:

  • Wiradjuri language and cultural studies
  • High levels of technology applications across the school with computers and interactive whiteboard resources in all rooms
  • Two connected classrooms
  • Specialist band, drumming and junior and senior choir programs
  • Intensive literacy and numeracy programs
  • Programs for Gifted and Talented students
  • Parent workshops to assist in the development of skills in core subjects
  • A rich environmental program, and much more.

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