Inclusive local community at Lawson Public School

Country: "We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which Lawson Public School is placed, the Dharug and Gundungurra people."

Country: "We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which Lawson Public School is placed, the Dharug and Gundungurra people."

"We are deeply committed to providing access to quality education where each student is known, valued and cared for," said Lawson Public School principal Matthew Jacobson.

With a current enrolment of just over 200 students, Lawson Public comprises eight mainstream classes and a further four classes in their support unit.

"Collaboratively, we pursue excellence in teaching, learning and leadership, with a focus on students' engagement and growth."

The staff are "dedicated to providing data-informed, evidence-based quality learning programs that cater to the individual learning needs of each child.

"Our students come from a broad range of backgrounds and we strive to partner with each family to ensure that each child is known, valued and cared for."

Mr Jacobson also explained that Lawson is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school.

Positive Behaviour for Learning: The PBL framework assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes.

Positive Behaviour for Learning: The PBL framework assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes.

"PBL brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. The framework assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people. This strategic improvement plan has been developed as the result of a thorough situational analysis and in collaboration with our community. We have identified three high-level areas for improvement and named them as our strategic directions. They are:

  • student growth and attainment
  • whole-school wellbeing processes, and
  • high expectations culture

"These focus areas have been determined to specifically improve student learning outcomes in reading and numeracy. We will develop and sustain whole school processes which integrate collaboration, quality teaching, curriculum planning and delivery, and assessment practices that promote learning excellence and responsiveness to meeting the needs of all students."

Mr Jacobson also pointed out the kindergarten teachers take advantage of the benefits of play-based learning, and something students can look forward to in the future is a new specially-designed playground on the way soon.

Mr Jacobson also wants the school to be utilised as a local community resource, with healthy school and community partnerships already fostered through a proactive P&C.

"The school belongs to the Mid Mountains Learning Community and participates in combined professional learning and projects, sporting, art and cultural activities," Mr Jacobson said.

Additionally, "We work together to foster transition programs for kindergarten students, as well as year 6 students who are preparing for year 7 at Springwood High School."

Quality education: The current enrolment is just over 200 students, with eight mainstream classes and a further four classes in their support unit. Photos: Supplied.

Quality education: The current enrolment is just over 200 students, with eight mainstream classes and a further four classes in their support unit. Photos: Supplied.

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