Situated in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Gymea Bay Public School provides a caring and supportive environment where academic achievement is encouraged and the uniqueness, personality and talents of the individual are valued and developed in an atmosphere which fosters tolerance, kindness and respect. The ethos of the school is encapsulated in the school's motto 'Semper Floreat: Forever Flourishing'.
Gymea Bay Public School is a dynamic learning environment.
There are currently 869 students in 34 classes with the executive team including a principal, two deputy principals (an allocation of five non-teaching days), four school based assistant principals, and an assistant principal (vision), as the itinerant vision team for the Port Hacking and Woronora River networks is based at the school.
The dedicated staff of new scheme and experienced teachers, including many temporary staff is committed to improving quality teaching and learning, incorporating information and technology skills across the curriculum, and providing effective student wellbeing programs. There is a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy development as well as enrichment for gifted and talented students, and support for students with learning needs. A very active Student Welfare Committee, Learning Support Team (LST), Reading Recovery (RR) teacher, Learning and Support Teachers (LaSTs) and Learning and Support Officers (LaSOs) ensure early identification and relevant support for a large number of ‘at risk’ students. Through class based and small group support, the 10% of students from non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB) are assisted by an English Second Language (ESL) teacher.
_The school enjoys a proud tradition of sporting and performing arts programs and offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities.
An active and enthusiastic parent community supports the school and provides much needed funds to improve facilities and the school environment, and to provide resources in classrooms that enhance teaching and learning.
Mr Ray Pooley