Gratitude and kindness - Unanderra PS

Future-focused: The school ensures that students have a voice and are at the centre of all decision making.
Future-focused: The school ensures that students have a voice and are at the centre of all decision making.

Unanderra Public School has a long, proud history of service to its community stretching back 140 years.

"Our beautiful school provides a highly engaging quality education where every student is known, valued and cared for," principal Mrs Anissa Rajendra said.

"The teachers are dedicated and committed to ensuring that lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of all students within a positive and harmonious learning environment."

Unanderra Public School promotes the students' emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.

The dynamic public school considers the values of Safety, Responsibility and Respect to be paramount.

As a 'B Kinder' school they have a strong focus on promoting positive behaviour through kindness, empathy and friendship.

"Throughout our annual B Kinder Day celebrations, we connected with workers on the frontline to spread the message of gratitude and kindness through kindness cards," Anissa said.

Their staff and whole school community work in partnership to provide rich and diverse opportunities to empower students to develop as responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

With the support of their committed P&C, students benefit from a diverse suite of technology that further strengthen initiatives relating to STEM, robotics and maker space.

"We are proud of the Aboriginal history of our area and acknowledge that our school is built on Dharawal land," she said. "We are committed to learning in partnership with our extended community by sharing stories and 'walking together on Country' to send children into the world who will advocate for true reconciliation.

"Our students enjoyed participating in Reconciliation Week activities this year, engaging in the 'In This Together Challenge', focusing on 20 days of activities that supported and recognised reconciliation in our school and community."

Unanderra PS is a proud member of the Figtree Community of Schools, working with local high schools and primary schools to deliver strong continuity of learning for students throughout their educational journey.

The well-established relationships with local preschools and families ensure a smooth transition for kindergarten students.

"We are committed to empowering every student to be successful, lifelong learners by providing rich and diverse opportunities," Anissa said. "We are currently taking enrolments for kindergarten and look forward to welcoming new and existing families to our school."

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