Established in 1885, Otford Public School is a small community school made up of three classes, caring for children and preparing them for the future.
Our school motto is:
We Learn and Grow Together.
Our school values and expectations are that:
- We are learners
- We are responsible
- We are respectful
- We try our best
- We are safe
Our school is dedicated to providing an engaging and nurturing education. We welcome the collaboration of teachers, parents and the community, to build a learning environment that impacts student learning where students are motivated and inspired to be successful learners.
Our school is committed to providing rich, differentiated and engaging learning experiences for every student to reach their potential as successful learners.
Our teachers implement an integrated curriculum that aims to prepare students with 21st Century skills and citizenship while maintaining a strong focus on literacy and numeracy across all key learning areas.
Our students will grow as visible learners with a positive growth mindset to become: successful, creative and resilient learners; to think critically and creatively; to find and solve problems; to become active, informed and responsible local and global citizens.
The school focuses on empowering students so that they may realise their potential in a rich learning environment, catering for the needs of individual students. Staff, students and parents create and maintain a happy, positive atmosphere where we all strive to meet our learning goals together. Students act with initiative, show common sense and interact with honesty, respect and creativity in an environment which values multi-age and flexible groupings.
We have an active and involved parent community who support classroom learning and fundraise to supplement school programs and initiatives.
We are an engaged member of the Seacliff Community of Schools, Wollongong North Small Schools group and act as the mentor leading a STEM Action Schools Project with 20 other DoE schools. We deliver joint programs and projects, share educational opportunities for our students and participate in collaborative professional learning activities for our staff.