This past week Railway Town Public School commemorated Education Week with a series of events, including Open Day on Thursday afternoon.
The day presented an opportunity for the school’s pupils to show their parents, grandparents, and carers around, entering classrooms, playing sports, and learning about the history of the school, while also being treated to a sausage sizzle.
“This [event] is probably our most important one because it gets our family and communities into the school and see where the kids are learning. We really like it, and the kids love it too,” Railway Town Public School Principal, Liz Gleeson, told the Barrier Truth.
“We just love having the parents in so they can see where their kids learning, but they can see other spaces in the school, they can go to each class, they can see what our health hubs for or our Indigenous language room, they get that opportunity as well.
“We’ve got most of our parents here. We have 107 kids enrolled and we’ll have 60 or 70 per cent of the parent’s rock up. We’re very happy with the parents coming in. They do like it, they love coming in with their kids, and you can see all the kids, they’re so proud. They’re like, ‘Come look at this, look at this, look at this, I want to show you this’.”
This year’s theme for Education Week is ‘175 years of public education in NSW with the focus on learning from the past, celebrating the achievements, and embracing the future with confidence.+