Cootamundra Public School is known as the 'community school' with strong links to the wider community.
Our mission is that we value achievement, striving for personal best and the development of positive interpersonal relationships.
The particular aspects of the school which the community has identified as unique are as follows: innovation in learning and teaching; technology programs; Aboriginal education and Reconciliation; effective student welfare; strong creative and practical arts programs; student participation in decision making; committed, caring, professional staff; enthusiastic and committed parent body; development of knowledge about local history.
In 2000 the school celebrated 125 years of public service to education in the community.
The rural background and strong family values underpin all that we do, and this, along with our close relationship with the Parents and Citizens Committee and School Council ensures that our students are well supported in their education.
Our school is currently a National Partnership Low Socio-Economic Status School with a strong emphasis on professional development. Literacy, Numeracy and Technology are focus areas, featuring quality programs such as InitiaLit and the Primary Maths Specialist Teacher Initative.
Interactive White Boards, computer lab and laptops enhance quality teaching strategies in order to maintain motivated and challenging classrooms.
We ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, pursue their area of interest and reach their full potential.
Our students have reached representative level at local, regional and state events in creative and performing arts, sport, public speaking and Tournament of the Minds. Student welfare is a priority.
Our school chaplain and the various playground programs along with peer support, ensures that all students feel safe and happy in a supportive learning environment.