Situated in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Gymea Bay Public School is a place where staff value the supportive relationships that exist between students, parents, carers and the staff themselves.
Our school sees the development of the whole child - the development of positive values, caring supportive relationships, independence, confidence and self-esteem as the foundational layer upon which successful life-long learning is built.
We are committed to providing the best learning experiences for our students, and are increasingly providing and expanding the use of technology throughout the school as an additional tool for quality teaching and learning. The ethos of the school is encapsulated in the school's motto 'Semper Floreat: Forever Flourishing'.
Gymea Bay Public School is a dynamic learning environment. There are currently 820 students in 32 classes with engaging, enthusiastic teachers and an executive team including a principal, two deputy principals (an allocation of five non-teaching days), four school based assistant principals, and an assistant principal (vision), as the itinerant vision team for the Port Hacking, Sutherland and Woronora River networks is based at the school.
The dedicated staff of new scheme and experienced teachers, including many temporary staff, is committed to improving quality teaching and learning, incorporating information and technology skills across the curriculum, and providing effective student wellbeing programs. There is a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy development as well as enrichment for gifted and talented students, and support for students with learning needs.
An active Learning Support Team (LST) encompassing Executive staff, Learning and Support Teachers (LaSTs) and Student Learning and Support Officers (SLSOs) ensure early identification and relevant support for students with needs. Through class based and small group support, the 10% of students from non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB) are assisted by an English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) Teacher.
The school enjoys a proud tradition of sporting and performing arts programs and offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities.
A strong, supportive and caring Administrative Team supports the management of the school, and an active and enthusiastic parent community supports the school in many facets of school life, providing much needed funds to improve facilities and the school environment, and to provide resources in classrooms that enhance teaching and learning.