Gillwinga Public School

Leading through excellence, innovation and opportunity

Telephone02 6642 2344

About our school

Gillwinga Public School is a modern, well equipped school, with exemplary facilities and extensive playing fields including playground equipment. We have a strong emphasis on quality Literacy and Numeracy programs, and those that support student wellbeing.

Although in the centre of South Grafton the school is set in a quiet street with a scenic bush setting. This provides a calm, serene environment allowing for maximum learning opportunities. The school provides quality academic, cultural and sporting programs to students from South Grafton and surrounding areas. 

Our ongoing focus is on providing opportunities and encouraging students to be the best that they can be. Gillwinga is part of the Low SES National Partnerships program and receives additional funding to help cater for the needs of the students. 

Our students are taught explicitly and systematically in the academic areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Computer Technology. 

The school has an established creative arts program with individual musical tuition by qualified staff from the Regional Conservatorium. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the dance and choir groups, who have received accolades and awards when performing at local eisteddfods and community events.

"Ready, Set, Go!" is our transition to school program that runs for 2 terms in th year prior to children starting Kindergarten. This program recognises the need to support parents and children before enrolling at school and has resulted in improved school readiness skills for our first time students. 

As an innovative school, we adapt to the growing changes and challenges in today's society, by drawing on the wealth of talent and expertise of staff and community members. This is balanced with traditional educational priorities and values of respect and responsibility.