Concord Public School

Facta Non Verba - Deeds Not Words

Telephone02 9744 8427

Principal's message

In 1880, Concord Public School began as a small provisional school. Throughout our history, we have captured the true essence "community" as explained further by our principal.

A Word from the Principal

As you walk through our school for the very first time, you will notice a strong sense of community. We believe that we really capture the true essence of the word "community"– we have a canteen and a uniform shop run by parents and our tireless Parents and Citizens' Association are constantly working for the good of the school. A recent addition to the school that we are most proud of is our community room. This is a place where parents meet for a cup of coffee and a chat, where parent meetings and workshops are held and where our Parents and Citizens' Association prepare for our many fundraising events.

We aim at building partnerships with local agencies. An example of this is our existing partnership with KU Children's Services, running a playgroup on the school premises every wednesday for our families and the local community.

Our staff are committed to the values of public education and the diversity that it represents, catering to the unique needs of all children. We strongly believe in the concept of early intervention and the benefits of having smaller classes in the junior years. This allows the teacher to work closely with each child, nurturing their every need and embedding a love of learning. Our teachers are driven, motivated and enthusiastic.

We are enormously proud of our performing arts groups, including our band, the choir and the dance troupe. As you will see in the photo gallery, the groups feature regularly in school events such as Open Day, Grandparents Day, Kindergarten Orientation and Presentation Day. They have also performed at The Schools' Spectacular, after undergoing an audition and selection process, which is held at the Sydney Opera House annually. Children also have the opportunity of learning a musical instrument of their choice through private tutors, arranged by the school.

A unique feature of our school is that all staff, Kindergarten to Year 6 and all our specialist staff are in the playground at 3pm, allowing parents an easy opportunity to access their child's teacher. They are there speaking to parents, waving their class good-bye and reinforcing the open door policy that our school promotes, embedded in our culture.

I am very proud of our green, lush grounds that our children play in. It represents the beautiful parklands that the whole Concord district is surrounded by and it is something that we treasure and will aim to preserve for a long time to come.

Visitors are most welcome. Please contact the office to arrange a tour.