Largs Public School

180 years of education

Telephone02 4930 1494

About our school

Largs Public School is the oldest public school in Australia still in operation. It is a dynamic small school with dedicated staff who cater for the education, welfare and development of over 100 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Largs Public School is located in a rural area on the northern outskirts of Maitland. It has a proud history, providing a caring family environment with strong parent involvement.

Features include collaborative planning throughout the school, weekly assemblies, computers and interactive whiteboards in all rooms, a well equipped library, extensive grounds including play equipment, a sand-pit and a variety of sporting equipment available for use during play time.

At Largs Public School we believe that:

  • Every student has the right to learn,
  • Education is a life-long process,
  • A cooperative partnership should exist between home, school and the community,
  • Classrooms should be safe, stimulating educational environments where investigation and risk taking is encouraged,
  • Positive self discipline develops through understanding of rights, responsibilities and values,
  • Good manners, cooperation , respect and honesty are necessary attributes,
  • Imagination and creativity should be encouraged, and
  • All students have the opportunity to become self motivated learners.

Our school mission is to provide all students with:

  • A well-balanced, outcomes based education,
  • A happy, safe and engaging learning environment happy and safe learning environment, and
  • A respect for themselves and others.

Literacy and Numeracy programs are coordinated throughout the school, with 99% of students achieving National Benchmarks.

Specialist teachers, School Learning Support Officers and class based programs provide support and extension to students as needed.

There is regular communication with parents through teacher meetings, information nights, P&C meetings, fortnightly Home/School Communication sheets, teacher interviews, work sample booklets, class based Newsletter information and bi-annual written reports.

Although a small school, children are provided with many opportunities to interact with other schools through sporting programs and carnivals, creative arts performances, public speaking, programs for gifted students and transition programs to Kindergarten and High School.

School programs include, annual Athletics Carnival, regular K-6 thematic days, annual overnight excursions, Star Struck, specialist sporting programs, K-6 peer support activities, Maitland Performing Arts Festival, school based choir and recorder group, drumming and guitar lessons and lunchtime ‘interest' activities.

Our School Aim is that all students will:

  • Experience success in all aspects of school life,
  • Demonstrate respect, resilience and a strong sense of responsibility, and
  • Be responsible for their own learning and actions.

Our school welfare program is based around our values of Respect, Responsibility, Fairness and Safety. We aim to develop students who are resilient, responsible citizens, with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the future.

We are a small school focussing on the success and development of all children!

Download our School Information Booklet (PDF 1.4MB) for more information.