Arncliffe Public School

Loyalty and Truth

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Volunteering at school

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.

You can help by:

  • listening to children read in the classroom
  • volunteering on sports days
  • helping supervise excursions
  • getting involved in fundraising activities
  • joining school committees.

Instrumental music program

The Arncliffe Public School Instrumental Music Program is run by a sub-committee of the P&C Association and is not-for-profit initiative.

We are a small group of volunteer parents who co-ordinate rehearsals, instrument hire, tutors, performances and fundraising.

Our motto, “It’s fun and it’s for everyone” guides our philosophical approach to keeping costs down to make music accessible to as many students as possible. 

We are enormously appreciative of the enthusiastic support we receive from the P&C, the school community and the teaching staff.  

The program started in 2011 and has grown enormously since then. We are working to ensure that the Instrument Music Program continues to grow and thrive.  

In order to achieve this we need the involvement of parents. This can be done on many levels. Please join our sub-committee. Please help at fundraising events. Please help out at performances. Please help at rehearsals. Please donate to the program. We would very much welcome your participation at any level.

Garden club

The Arncliffe Public School Garden Club meets every month and organises a bi-monthly working bee and barbeque in the school grounds. Everyone is welcome. Several families contribute time and skills and a productive and beautiful school garden has grown.

Vegetable and herb gardens are allocated to class groups and gardening topics such as composting, recycling, soil preparation, planting and harvesting are incorporated into childrens school activities. Produce from the school garden is sold monthly with funds support future working bees and purchasing new plants. Plans are in place to extend the vegetable and herb gardens in preparation for our new kitchen where comminity groups will be able to meet and share culture and recipes, many of which are published in Arncliffe Public School Cook Book.

The garden club is a way of getting to know the school community. Arncliffe School is culturally diverse. Sharing gardening and food ideas is a great way to get to know and appreciate different customs and beliefs. There are so many wonderful and healthy foods that we enjoy together.

There are several stunning mosaics in the school grounds. There is a charming and colourful garden scene complete with dragonflies and frogs near the raised garden beds, as well as a stunning rainbow serpent built by the Arabic language class at the entrance to the school.

Meetings are on Tuesday mornings the week after the Parents and Citizens' Association meetings.