Alfords Point Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Success in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 9543 0185

About our school

Alfords Point Public School is a well-established K-6 school situated in the Sutherland Shire. The school has an enrolment of 220 students of whom 46% have a language background other than English and 2% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background. In 2021, there are 22 staff, including the Principal, two Assistant Principals, 13 teachers and six administrative staff. A number of volunteers work at the school on a regular basis. 

The school is situated in the suburb of Alfords Point which is located on the southern bank of the Georges River. The suburb is nearly completely surrounded by bushland from the Georges River Nature Reserve with Alfords Point Road within its eastern border. Located in a bushfire prone residential area the school is on the Public Schools NSW bushfire registry as a high risk site and will be directed to close in the event of a catastrophic fire danger rating forecast. The school consists of four buildings of brick and tile construction, one demountable MDR building, one aluminium shed and one shipping container.

The school is committed to ensuring all students connect, succeed and thrive whilst growing in knowledge in an environment underpinned by collaboration, inclusivity and high expectations. The school is focused on equipping our students with the skills and knowledge required of a future focused mindset, including teaching in flexible, open learning spaces, with an emphasis on 21st Century learner qualities. 

Our students are taught by dedicated teachers with high expectations, who work collaboratively to create a learning community that focuses on continuous improvement. Teachers use evidence-based practices school-wide and address the target areas of literacy and numeracy through explicit teaching and an engaging knowledge-based curriculum.

The school values effective partnerships with parents/carers and has a highly involved school community, committed to providing opportunities for all students to develop to their full potential. Extra-curricula opportunities in sport, technology and creative and performing arts, enable our students to excel through a range of different experiences. Alfords Point Public School is an active member of the Community of Schools Between The Rivers (COBSTR) where innovative programs and collaboration are the focal point.