Our school

 

Principal's Message

 

 

I warmly welcome you to the John Purchase Public School website!

 

We are very proud of the deservedly excellent reputation our school has within the community. Our school's superior academic results as demonstrated in external results such as NAPLAN as well as school based data, the wide range of curricular and extra curricular opportunities provided to students, and the committed, hard working and caring staff, characterise our school situated in the north western suburbs of Sydney.

 

The school honours individual learners through its strong learning support structures and programs, differentiation strategies and Gifted and Talented programs. We warmly invite families around the globe to our welcoming, high performing school.

 

Our vision is to develop confident, competent, innovative learners working collaboratively, respectfully and responsibly to achieve excellence. This ensures our directions remain effective and relevant in the context of optimumly preparing students for their future, ever changing world.

 

Our directions for the coming years are:

·       Deep, visible, authentic learning for the 21st century child. We want to prepare students to be confident, creative and self directed, life long learners who can embrace and adapt to the challenges and unique demands of the 21st century world with integrity and a high level of emotional intelligence.  We want the children from John Purchase to leave us at the end of Year 6 happy, fulfilled, to love learning, to care for one another, to be confident in themselves and to have the foundations to create themselves an amazing future.

 

·       Highly effective teaching using world class, research based pedagogical practices. We, as teachers, are professional and highly capable practitioners. We are learners too, and are continually developing as learning activators, reflective practitioners, intellectual workers and change agents. Together we pursue deep pedagogical understandings, so that relevant and innovative learning paths and practices permeate teaching and learning for our John Purchase students.

 

·       Leadership excellence, which supports an engaged community. We understand the importance of providing needs based, collaboratively developed strategic direction underpinned by effective and efficient structures and systems. We have sought invaluable feedback from our parent community, teachers, support staff and students, knowing that this will support, engage and inspire a culture of commitment, respect and excellence at John Purchase. We are also leading the way as a trial school for the department's new administrative and finance systems.

 

We have a friendly, positive and supportive school community. Our parents are partners in the education of the children, and they inform and support school directions and student achievement. Our fabulous P & C Association works tirelessly to support our school and parent community through various activities such as fundraising and special events. John Purchase is an active member of the Cherrybrook Community of Schools, working with neighbouring schools to deliver quality learning programs.

 

Thank you for visiting the John Purchase Public School website. Our website is continually being updated so that it remains informative and relevant. Whether you are already a valued member of the John Purchase community, a potential enrolment or whether you are a visitor browsing the site, I hope you find the site informative and helpful and that the pages begin to convey the unique qualities of our school: caring, friendly, innovative, high performing and futures focused.

 

Please contact our school office on 98753100 or johnpurch-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au if you would like further information.

 

Leonie Black

Principal

 

John Purchase Public School is proud of its inclusive, outcomes-based, developmental approach to teaching and learning, acknowledging different learning styles and rates. The school is well-resourced and actively supported by an interested parent body. School-based priorities for this year have included Mathematics, Technology, the Integrated Curriculum, P.D./Health/P.E. Assessment and Reporting, Extension and Enrichment and the Olympics. The school continues to respond to the growing need to support children with learning difficulties and the integration of students with special needs. Our values and beliefs underpin the school's vision to Advance Together - Strive for Excellence. The school's purpose as outlined in our mission is to: recognise and cater for individual needs and talents; establish close parent, teacher and community relationships; foster an Australian identity while recognising cultural differences; strive for excellence in learning programs; develop each student's self esteem; develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and concepts necessary in a complex, changing world.