Merimbula Public School is an innovative and caring school that takes pride in fostering the unique talents and dreams of every child.
Our school continues to be committed to excellence, opportunity and success. We provide a caring, friendly environment in which students experience a variety of activities designed to cater for their individual needs, creativity and future opportunities.
The school continues to foster a productive partnership between the community, parents, students and staff in a climate characterised by flexibility, commitment and teamwork.
Our students continue to demonstrate our values: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Our dedicated staff are friendly and supportive and motivate their students to be the best they can be. We care about our families.
Merimbula Public School’s current enrolment is 378 students. Enrolments include mainstream students, gifted and talented students, students with learning disabilities as well as Aboriginal students (7%) and students who are from non-English speaking backgrounds (9%).
Merimbula Public School employs 45–50 staff. Permanent and casual staff make up our dedicated team. They include: Teachers, Administrative Staff, School Learning Support Officers, Learning Assistance and Support Teachers, a School Counsellor, Assistant Principals, Principal, Canteen Supervisor and a General Assistant.
All teaching staff meet the professional requirements for teaching in NSW public schools.
Our Motto: Excellence, Opportunity, Success
Our Vision: To provide an environment where achieving one’s best is inevitable.
Our Purpose: To educate and empower our children to be committed learners who learn leadership skills for life, by being an all-inclusive school that strives to be the community’s first choice.
Responsibility – Doing the right thing at the right time
Respect – Treating others how you would like to be treated
Resilience – Dealing with life’s challenges and staying positive.
Story contributed by Janelle Hodsdon from Merimbula Public School. Published in 2020.