Families in Sydney’s growing North West are a step closer to having a new public primary school, with the new motto, logo and uniform for Tallawong Public School unveiled as the project’s State Significant Development (SSD) application was lodged.
Tallawong Public School will cater for up to 600 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 when it opens in 2025, while a temporary school will operate nearby from Term 1, 2024.
The new motto ‘Together We Learn’ reflects the importance of creating a collaborative culture across the school, and is based on the firm belief that when students, staff and families work together, the best possible outcomes are achieved.
The school logo has been designed in consultation with the local community. It features the Dalawang tree, an apple gum tree found in the area, which symbolises a place students can learn and grow under together.
The new uniform will see students wear a mint green shirt with grey trousers or shorts, while girls also have the option to wear a green check dress.
The new school will deliver brand new facilities to meet the growing student and community needs and will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, a support unit, amenities, sports courts, hall, library and administration facilities.
The temporary Tallawong Public School (located at Riverstone Public School) will open its doors to students from Term 1, 2024 in purpose-built temporary facilities. Enrolments are open.
Parents wishing to enrol their child in at Tallawong Public School for 2024 can visit: https://ehub.enrol.education.nsw.gov.au/schoolenrolment/?schoolCode=4686
To have your say on plans for Tallawong Public School, go to www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au
Acting Minister for Education and Early Learning Penny Sharpe said:
“Tallawong Public School, Nirimba Fields Public School and Melonba High School will serve as central hubs in Sydney’s north-west, providing children with an excellent local education.
“We are building these schools to support families and allow them to send their children to a school close to home.
“This is a rapidly growing area, and the NSW Government is committed to working together with our school communities to deliver the best learning facilities for our students and teachers.
Member for Riverstone Warren Kirby said:
“As our community here in Tallawong continues to expand, it is essential that the best infrastructure is delivered at the same rate as population growth.
“The new Tallawong Public School will help in meeting that demand for more schools in the north-west. Building it is just the start.
“We know there is more to do, and I am committed to ensuring families in the North-West have access to the quality educational facilities that they urgently need.”
Tallawong Public School Principal Julie Grennard said:
“It is so great to see the progress of both the permanent and temporary schools and the fit-for-purpose classrooms being planned for our students and teachers to use.
“I look forward to welcoming everyone to our temporary facilities on Day 1, Term 1 2024 and the brand new school from 2025.
“It is a wonderful time as community and staff work together to make Tallawong Public School a vibrant place of learning. I can’t wait to see what we will achieve together.”