Canterbury Public School

Participation, Equity & Excellence

Telephone02 9718 2884

Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information refer to:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information refer to: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information refer to: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs, visit Disability, learning and support

The school Learning Support teacher is Mrs B Herborn. Mrs Herborn can be contacted at to discuss which learning support programs would best benefit your child. 


Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.

Before and after school care

Established in 2004, Primary OSHCare has grown steadily through reputation and consistent delivery of the highest quality out of school hours care (OSHC) services. We now provide OSHC services to families and communities in the public, private and independent education sectors across Sydney.

Primary OSHCare is a family owned business led by husband and wife Suzanne and Dennis Blythin. Suzanne is a trained teacher with 25 years experience in the fields of education, children's services and partnerships with schools and communities. Through her work with the NSW Department of Education, Suzanne identified a growing need for professional OSHC services that comply with the stringent National Quality Framework.

Suzanne is passionate about providing the best OSHC service possible and enriching the lives of children and families. Dennis has over 25 years experience establishing, developing and managing businesses. With a wide range of expertise gained from the management of complex engineering and construction businesses, Dennis is familiar with the business requirements and systems needed to ensure the highest levels of customer and staff satisfaction. Dennis is dedicated to providing optimum environments to enable children and staff to flourish at Primary OSHCare.


  • Greet and treat every child and carer with warmth and respect.
  • Build responsive, positive and harmonious working relationships.
  • Create a stimulating, warm, secure and organised environment.
  • Offer great programs and consistent high quality service.

Primary OSHCare centres focus on meeting the needs of children, parents, the school and the community by providing programs and experiences relevant to children's individual needs and interests in before, after and vacation care situations.

The program is diverse and inclusive of all children, including those with additional needs. Centre managers and educators are properly qualified, experienced, screened and certified. They work in partnership with you to promote your child's learning and ensure their safety and well being at the beginning and end of every school day. 

Opening hours:

  • 7am to 9:20am for before school care
  • 3:20pm to 6pm for after school care.


The Site Coordinator Jessica Dutton can be contacted on 0417 267 719.