At Merimbula Public School, students are empowered to achieve at their highest capability. We believe that every student should be challenged to learn and continually improve through engagement in dynamic teaching and learning programs, an environment of high expectations and support and via access to an extensive and inclusive curriculum that addresses individual student needs, ensuring that all adjustments lead to improved learning.
Through all facets of school life, our motto is 'Excellence, Opportunity, Success'. The purpose of all stakeholders at Merimbula Public School is to ensure that our school aims to provide an environment where achieving one's best is inevitable.
Staff at Merimbula Public School work collaboratively, ensuring: all students have a successful transition to school and a strong start to their education; every student is known, valued and cared for; every student, teacher and leader improves each year; and every student is engaged and challenged in their learning to achieve individual learning goals. All students also have strong literacy and numeracy foundations, with the school implementing a whole school, consistent synthetic phonics program.
Our students learn deep content knowledge, develop confidence in their ability to learn and take part in a range of innovating learning opportunities and supportive wellbeing programs to develop resilience.
Our staff take pride in offering a diverse learning program, nurturing respectful and responsible citizens for our community and ensuring that our students are well prepared for secondary education.
Merimbula Public School has embraced innovative technology and has world class: facilities, spaces for sport and physical education, an innovative library/technology lab, flexible classroom and learning spaces. Interactive whiteboards, sets of laptops and Chromebooks are also available in all learning spaces, to support face-to-face and online learning initiatives. Quality literacy, numeracy and extracurricular resources are also available to all students, supporting the school’s high achievement in literacy and numeracy.
At Merimbula Public School, our focus is to provide a caring, friendly and engaging environment whereby students, through high impact teaching programs, experience a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities designed to cater for their individual needs. The school’s specialist teachers also ensure the delivery of dynamic physical education, music and Japanese language programs.
Our school's curriculum provision supports high expectations for student learning and the curriculum is further enhanced via learning support programs and alliances with other schools and organisations. Merimbula Public School offers inclusive mainstream education, as well as, additional support within our four special education support classes - which provide a tailored environment to optimise student learning through embedded best-practice teaching and learning programs, with consistent support. This results in Merimbula Public School students reaching not only their potential, but the highest level in a range of sporting, performing arts and academic ventures.
Our school is continually improving our world class facilities inside and outside of the classroom.
Merimbula Public School is looking forward to opening a new building in the coming months, which will host a before and after school care and vacation care service.
2023 enrolment interviews and tours have already commenced, with over 50 new Kindergarten students already enrolled to be part of next year’s Kindergarten family. To book your child’s enrolment interview and tour, call Merimbula Public School on (02) 6495 1266.
Merimbula Public School employs 55 staff. Permanent, temporary and casual staff (fulltime and part time) make up our dedicated team. They include: Teachers, Administrative Staff, School Learning Support Officers, Learning Assistance and Support Teachers, a School Counsellor, a School Psychologist, Assistant Principals, Principal, Canteen Supervisor and a General Assistant.
All teaching staff meet the professional requirements for teaching in NSW public schools.
The school's enrolment is 372 students. Enrolments include mainstream students, gifted and talented students, Aboriginal students (9%), students who are from non-English speaking backgrounds (5%), who speak languages other than English (4%), as well as, students with additional learning needs (37%, as measured by the 2021 Disability Data Collection), some of whom access additional support whilst working within one of our school's four support classes - which provide a tailored environment to optimise student learning through embedded best-practice teaching and learning programs and with consistent support.