About Us

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Yagoona Public School is a centre for lifelong learning in our culturally diverse community. The school has over 20 classes and includes a Support Education Unit of four classes for students with special needs.

Yagoona Public School is a proud part of Public Education in NSW, providing enriching learning experiences for all our students. We are deeply committed to ensuring that every student is happy and safe as they engage with interesting and meaningful learning programs, thoughtfully prepared by our highly professional teachers.

Our School

Yagoona P.S. is located on the Hume Highway, a short walk from the train station and with a bus stop at our front door. We have extensive grassed playgrounds and four large covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs) which are used every day for a range of activities including fitness and games, dance, table tennis, structured and unstructured play activities and assemblies. The school has beautiful new buildings; a Library, a school hall with COLA and canteen. Each of these buildings has expanded the learning opportunities for our students and brought more parents into the life of the school.

Our school is a partner with Sydney University in the Compass Social Inclusion Program which encourages our students to consider what their education opportunities after high school may be. Our students visit Sydney University for a range of educational activities including sport, drama, history and science whilst in Years 3,4,5 and 6.

Yagoona Public School has Language schools in Arabic every Friday night and in Macedonian every Saturday morning, each term throughout the year. These language schools welcome families from schools other than Yagoona.

Our school has links with Bankstown Local Government Area through the Bankstown Hub which connects our students and their families with the great range of support services available. Regular parent meetings, information sessions and morning teas aim to encourage greater parent engagement with our school.

Yagoona P.S. hosts a playgroup for Mums, Dads and children 0 to 5years. The playgroup is free and meets in the Hall COLA every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11am. There are three qualified Early Childhood personnel who organise many interesting and fun activities for the more than 15 children who attend with a parent every week.

Our Parents

Parents are an important part of our schooland we encourage all parents to contribute a small part of their time to one or more of the following activities:

Volunteer to work for just an hour each week in the canteen. Our canteen manager will give clear directions to help you make the most of your time and your child will get a real thrill seeing you.

Volunteer to spend just an hour in the Library. You will hear our wonderful Librarian and class teachers cooperatively teaching classes, perhaps your child’s class. You will be able to help all children by covering newly purchased books for students to read or by shelving a few of the hundreds of books returned after being borrowed each week.

Volunteer to be a classroom helper. Perhaps you can read to children and hear them read to you. Perhaps you can help the teacher in Art or Music lessons or outside in the garden or when cooking in the kitchen.

Your child’s safety is paramount to us and parent helpers are required to have current clearance to work with children. Our wonderful front office staff will help you with this.

Our P&C is a hard working group representing many of our cultural groups. The P&C meets on the first Wednesday of each month, in the school staffroom, at 6pm for about an hour. It is a relaxed meeting but fund raising and requests from staff for donations to school programs are important matters decided during these meetings. Parents have the opportunity to make suggestions to the Principal and to discuss matters of importance to the smooth running or to the improvement of our school with members of the school community and school staff, including the Principal.

Our Students

There are over 500 wonderful students at Yagoona Public School. Both girls and boys have access to teams in many sports including Oztag and soccer and they participate in swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals. Students are also encouraged to join junior, senior, Boys,Islander and Arabic dance groups, all of which are open to all students. Students are also encouraged to participate in public speaking and debating, in choir, table tennis, in junior and senior drama clubs and cooking clubs as well as a gardening club. All of these sports and other activities are organised by interested and enthusiastic teachers who would welcome parent involvement.

Our students in Years Kindergarten to Year 3 are working with the Best Start program which accelerates progress in Literacy through explicit teaching. Kindergarten students are participating in L3 which is increasing reading and writing skills in our youngest students. Students from K to Year 6 are being regularly assessed and given quality feedback which allows them to have a clear idea of what they need to do to make progress. Our students are supported by a fair and equitable school discipline code which is part of the Positive Behaviour Schools program. Teachers regularly review this code to ensure that it is consistent and caring of the needs of individual students who are learning to make positive behaviour choices independently of the important adults in their lives.

Our Teachers

We are all professionals working within the National Professional Standards for Teachers and we are proud supporters of Public Education for students and their families in NSW. All teachers plan and implement teaching and learning programs that meet individual learning needs for all the students in our classes and all programs are designed to meet the outcomes in the curriculum documents of the Department of Education and Communities.

Our teachers include Community Language teachers whose classes support the development Arabic, Vietnamese, Macedonian and Chinese home languages. Our students are assisted in their English skills by English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers who work with students in classrooms from K to Year 6. We have two Reading Recovery teachers who work with students in Years 1 and 2 and the Learning and Assistance teacher works closely with all teachers to ensure that individual student needs are met in all classrooms.

The teachers at Yagoona Public School enjoy working with your children. We value the multi-cultural nature of our community and work with you to ensure that the great learning which occurs within the cultural diversity of our school is recognised as a great achievement.

A Department of Education and Communities School  
 
 
 
425 Hume Highway
Yagoona NSW 2199

  Phone: 9790 3562
Fax: 9796 1544
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