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Dural Public School

Dural Public School

Strive for Success

Telephone02 9651 1164

Emaildural-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

About our school

Dural Public School is a dynamic, community based school that creates a positive and consistent learning environment which encourages all learners to 'strive for success.'

At Dural Public School we believe that through best practice and commitment to the development of the whole child, we aim to develop creative thinkers and problem solvers who are engaged and self-directed.

We believe that collaboration and the development of strong partnerships with and beyond the school will inspire the development of confident, resilient and innovative learners through giving every child opportunities within a culture of continual growth and high performance.

Dural Public School is committed to working as a community to support students and their families through current comprehensive educational and well-being programs and opportunities which are designed to maximise achievement for all and build capacity for success as 21st Century global citizens.

Dural Public School offers:

  • Outstanding academic results;
  • An abundance of extra-curricular activities including dance, drama, choir, training band, jazz band, concert band, string ensemble, debating and public speaking, chess, environment group, Student Representative Council and recorder group;
  • An excellent and varied sports program that incorporates knock outs, PSSA, school sport and clinics;
  • An exceptional library/technology RFF program;
  • A strong discipline policy and zero tolerance to bullying;
  • Values education, instilling strong morals and values in our children;
  • The latest technology to enhance student learning across the curriculum including interactive white boards in every classroom;
  • An outstanding Visual Arts program run by a specialist art teacher;
  • Enrichment programs from Kindergarten to Year 6;
  • Learning support and ESL programs;
  • A strong kindergarten orientation program;
  • Beautiful grounds and equipment; and
  • Strong links with parents, local business and the wider community.

Dural Public School is in a semi-rural setting, surrounded by orchards, bushland and open space. Approaching the school from either direction one must pass nurseries and small farms. However most of the 430 children in the school live in the type of suburban setting typical of north-western metropolitan Sydney. This dichotomy is an important factor contributing to the school's special character. In recent years the Department of Education and Training and the school community have campaigned successfully to prevent unsuitable over-development of neighbouring land. We have dedicated ourselves in our mission statement as a caring, community based school where children, parents and staff collectively strive for success through excellence in education. The partnership of parents and staff remains a strong feature of the school. A significant number of families from outside the school's designated drawing area have elected to join our school community because of these factors, and the excellent results achieved as a result of their operation.