Ermington Public School

Virtus in Arduis - A quality education in a caring environment

Telephone02 9874 4109

Emailermington-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's message

I am a firm believer in the ancient African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child".  Our village has never been more essential than it is today. At Ermington Public School our goal is to deliver future-focused learning environments for your child to succeed in the 21st Century. With teachers who are committed to creating an empowering, inspired and innovative future for every child - in partnership with our devoted and supportive parents. Positive partnerships allow children to see the significant people in their lives collaborating together. We are Team Ermington.

The motto of Ermington Public School is ‘virtus in arduis' - virtue through hard work. Our school is truly a very special community built with the imagination, dedication, courage and hard work that comes from the hero in all of you. I would like to share with you a snapshot of some of the extraordinary achievements of our community in public education in 2016. However, this list is just a small sample of our students and each of our students should be proud of their personal milestones they have achieved this year in their learning.

Our teachers have implemented the new Australian history and geography curriculum. They are working with the latest framework and are exploring new ways to monitor and plan for learning using online tools and resources.

Our students are adding to their scores in NAPLAN, with growth data continuing to show significant progress between Years 3 and 5. Average scores continue to be comparable with or above the averages for similar schools across the state.

Our Student Representative Council – having a voice for the student body and persuading and collaborating with our canteen manager to add delicious sushi to the menu, as well as fundraising for our sponsor child.

Our creative and talented musicians, band members, singers, actors and dancers that have performed at the Ryde Schools' Spectacular, The Epping District Music Festival, The Jacaranda Instrumental Concert and the Arts Alive Drama Festival.

Our talented aerobics teams that have represented our school at a state and national level.

Stage 3 students involved in the Marsden Learning Alliance – an innovative project based learning competition between local schools, where they had to design and create an app or website that benefited the community. 

PSSA sporting teams, finalists and champions and individual zone and regional representatives.

Our K-6 Peer Support leadership program that incorporated aspects of building resilience and mindfulness into everyday learning, as well as providing a wonderful peer-buddy program across the school.

The students who have attained a prestigious Gold Award by demonstrating outstanding school citizenship and our school expectations

Thank you to each and every community member, for your time, your continued support and trust. Together, we are making our community, our future, stronger and richer.

Jennifer Scuglia