Ermington Public School is a vibrant community where education is highly valued by the students, teachers and parents. The school has been established since 1888 and has developed a proud tradition that caters for each and every student. The school aims to provide an environment which encourages each student to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their learning (academically, socially, emotionally and physically). The school has a reputation for its strong involvement in sporting events, gifted and talented enrichment and a variety of performing arts opportunities.
I am a firm believer in the ancient African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child". Our ‘village' has never been more essential than it is today. At Ermington Public School our goal is to deliver future-focused learning environments for your child to succeed in the 21st Century. With teachers who are committed to creating an empowering, inspired and innovative future for every child - in partnership with our devoted and supportive parents. Positive partnerships allow children to see the significant people in their lives collaborating together. We are Team Ermington.
The motto of Ermington Public School is ‘Virtus in Arduis' - Virtue through hard work. Our school is truly a very special community built with the imagination, dedication, courage and hard work that comes from the hero in all of you. I would like to share with you a snapshot of some of the extraordinary achievements of our community in public education in 2016. However, this list is just a small sample of our students and each of our students should be proud of their personal milestones they have achieved this year in their learning.
- Our teachers have implemented the new Australian history and geography curriculum. They are working with the latest framework and are exploring new ways to monitor and plan for learning using online tools and resources.
- Our students are adding to their scores in NAPLAN, with growth data continuing to show significant progress between Years 3 and 5. Average scores continue to be comparable with or above the averages for similar schools and across the state.
- Our Student Representative Council – having a voice for the student body and persuading and collaborating with our canteen manager to add delicious sushi to the menu, as well as fundraising for our sponsor child.
- Our creative and talented musicians, band members, singers, actors and dancers that have performed at the Ryde Schools' Spectacular, The Epping District Music Festival, The Jacaranda Instrumental Concert and the Arts Alive Drama Festival.
- Our talented aerobics teams that have represented our school at a State and National level.
- Stage 3 students involved in the Marsden Learning Alliance – an innovative Project Based Learning Competition between local schools, where they had to design and create an app/website that benefited the community.
- PSSA sporting teams, finalists and champions and individual zone and regional representatives.
- Our K-6 Peer Support leadership program that incorporated aspects of building resilience and mindfulness into everyday learning, as well as providing a wonderful peer-buddy program across the school.
- The students who have attained a prestigious Gold Award by demonstrating outstanding school citizenship and our school expectations
Thank you to each and every community member, for your time, your continued support and trust. Together, we are making our community, our future, stronger and richer.
The school's Mission Statement is: Ermington Public School provides a secure and stimulating environment within which the student is able to develop in order to face the challenges of society. Ermington Public School caters for the development of the "whole" child. Literacy and Numeracy skills are integrated across all curriculum areas; physical development is fostered by a highly successful and well-planned physical education program; music is respected as a core activity from Kindergarten to Year 6; and the practical arts focus is evident in outstanding displays and performances. The community is very involved and supportive of students, staff and programs. Many initiatives have their origins in meetings with parents.