Enrolments 2018: District schools offer wide choice

INTERACTING: Transition students become 21st century thinkers and learners,  collaborating, creating and interacting with their learning in meaningful ways.

INTERACTING: Transition students become 21st century thinkers and learners, collaborating, creating and interacting with their learning in meaningful ways.

NEW families are welcome and there is a strong parent community at Moonbi Public School.

“We foster a school community which provides a safe, friendly and happy environment,” Principal Bonita Broughton said.

“We value the individuality and capacity of all students to do their personal best.”

The school, in Charles Street, Moonbi, has 54 pupils in three, multi-grade classes.

“Our school focus is on literacy and numeracy,” Ms Broughton said.

“Children are provided with quality teaching strategies and a comprehensive support program.” 

The school has small class sizes, and a high computer-to-child ratio.

There is also a focus on student welfare.

“Our vibrant community of small schools group enables our children to interact with other students while developing a wide range of skills,” Ms Broughton said.

Pupils are eager to take part in sport, with an annual athletics carnival organised every year.

Moonbi Public School also participates in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge as well as in swimming, cross country and athletics. 

“Kindergarten children start school at Moonbi with confidence because of our extensive and successful transition-to-school program,” Ms Broughton said.

The school boasts a well-resourced library, tennis and sports court.

For more information phone 6760 3151.

GOLDEN YEARS: Tamworth South Public School tries to help each pupil achieve personal excellence in a safe and happy learning environment.

GOLDEN YEARS: Tamworth South Public School tries to help each pupil achieve personal excellence in a safe and happy learning environment.

Tamworth South Public School

TEACHERS and children are gearing up to welcome new pupils at Tamworth South Public School, with a series of transition and orientation days.

The events are aimed at helping new pupils adapt to the school and for parents to view facilities and meet teachers and principal Jeremy Mills.

Transition days will be held on Fridays in October and November, in rooms 16 and 17.

Orientation day will be held on November 17 in the school hall. 

Morning tea will be served.

The school’s motto is, “Respect for self, others and school”.

“We work together to ensure our teachers, students and families are supported and recognised as important members of our school community,” Mr Mills said.

The school tries to help each pupil achieve personal excellence in a safe and happy learning environment, Mr Mills said. “Our emphasis is on pursuing personal excellence.”

Tamworth South Public School’s curriculum focuses on six learning areas:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science and technology
  • Geography and History
  • Personal development, physical education
  • Creative arts

“This includes whole-class, group and individual activities designed to develop an inquiring mind and encourage critical and creative problem solving,” Mr Mills said.

SHARING STORIES: A batyr member at St Albert’s College talks to youth on mental health in 2016. Albies provides a home-away-from-home student experience.

SHARING STORIES: A batyr member at St Albert’s College talks to youth on mental health in 2016. Albies provides a home-away-from-home student experience.

St Albert’s College

St Albert’s College, or Albies as is it commonly known, is UNE’s only independent Catholic college on campus. 

Established in 1969, the college operates under the guidance of the Armidale Catholic Diocese.

Albies is a co-educational residential college of 305 students. 

In a friendly environment, students enjoy a range of opportunities across the five-block residential and recreational facilities. 

These include:

  • Meals provided in the dining hall
  • Large and serviced individual rooms
  • Tutorial and conference rooms
  • Student lounges
  • Barbecue area
  • Free parking 

St Albert’s College provides a supportive environment for its students to grow and achieve to the best of their ability, while preparing them for life beyond university through leadership opportunities, networking and life skills. Albies provides an array of sporting and cultural opportunities, including rugby, netball, hockey, a college musical production as well as a number of inter-collegiate sports and cultural competitions for students to participate. 

St Albert’s College is the only fully catered college at the University of New England which provides a home away from home student experience. 

Once you’re Albies, you’re Albies for life. For more information, phone 5733 5200.

ON THE RUN: Students are encouraged to develop healthy active lifestyles and are offered a variety of activities during their physical education lessons.

ON THE RUN: Students are encouraged to develop healthy active lifestyles and are offered a variety of activities during their physical education lessons.

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is the only boys’ agricultural government school in Australia.

It has established an enviable reputation as a centre of excellence in academics, agriculture, welfare and sports programs. 

Catering to the education of both day and boarding students, Farrer is set on 191 hectares of agricultural land, 10 kilometres from Tamworth.

By creating a safe and supportive environment within the school, Farrer staff have developed an atmosphere of harmonious cooperation that is the best setting for student productivity and growth. 

This allows students to achieve their educational objectives while forming mateships that last a lifetime.

Experience Day for Year 5 students will be held on Friday, November 10.

Farrer offers a range of experiences, including

  • Academic, practical and creative learning opportunities 
  • A homely environment giving a sense of belonging where boys grow into men
  • Staff dedicated to the wellbeing of all students
  • A 78-year tradition of pride in our school with core values of respect, excellence and fairness
  • A comprehensive program of extra-curricula activities
  • Encouragement to all students to achieve their potential

For more information phone  6764 8600.