Botany Public School

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About our school

Botany Public School: A Community School in the Heart of Sydney

School Vision

School Context

Botany Public School has the honour of being the first public school in Sydney and is the oldest existing public school in New South Wales.

Located in south-east Sydney, Botany Public School has a student enrolment of 270 students. This includes a small number of students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and 48% of students from language backgrounds other than English.

Botany Public School benefits from a highly engaged school community and a passionate Parent and Citizens Association (P&C) who support the school through fundraising and organisation of local community events such as our Twilight Christmas Markets. The school has extensive school grounds, including multiple sports facilities, shaded outdoor learning areas and a Yarning Circle.

Our dedicated and highly skilled staff prepare high-quality teaching and learning programs that cater for the needs of all students. Teachers, students and parents work in partnership to ensure high expectations for all students. Students at Botany Public School have access to a broad and engaging curriculum, supported by specialist teachers and whole school events such as our annual Art Show and Performing Arts End of Year Concert. In 2023, all students participate in weekly STEM lessons with a specialist teacher,  introducing critical and creative thinking skills across K-6. 

In 2022, Botany Public School proudly launched our School Band Program, in partnership with School Bands Australia. We now have a training band and senior band who perform regularly at school events. 

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