Our school

Gillwinga Public School is a modern, well equipped school, with exemplary facilities and extensive playing fields including playground equipment. In 2014 Gillwing will beging implementing the "You Can Do It" program aimed to provide students with skills in the areas of CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE, ORGANISATION, GETTING ALONG and PERSISTENCE.

Although in the centre of South Grafton the school is set in a quiet street with a scenic bush setting. This provides a calm, serene environment allowing for maximum learning opportunities. The school provides quality academic, cultural and sporting programs to students from South Grafton and surrounding areas.

Our ongoing focus is on providing opportunities and encouraging students to be the best that they can be. Gillwinga is part of the Low SES National Partnerships program and receives additional funding to help cater for the needs of the students.

Our students are taught explicitly and systematically in the academic areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Computer Technology.

The Reading Recovery program is part of the Year 1 Literacy session. The school has an established creative arts program with individual musical tuition by qualified staff from the Regional Conservatorium.

The band, choir and Jump Rope for Heart demonstration skipping team receive accolades and awards when performing at local eisteddfods and community events.

A preschool Literacy, Numeracy and Technology program is implemented prior to children starting Kindergarten. This program recognises the need to support parents and children before enrolling at school and has resulted in improved school readiness skills for our first time students.

As an innovative school, we adapt to the growing changes and challenges in today's society, by drawing on the wealth of talent and expertise of staff and community members. This is balanced with traditional educational priorities and values of respect and responsibility.

Students learn in a supportive environment