Riverbank Public School opened in Term 1, 2015 and is located in the suburb of The Ponds in the north-west of Sydney. The school shares a site with The Ponds High School and is part of an innovative and challenging approach to teaching and learning. The school has a strong emphasis on high expectations, outstanding teaching and learning programs supported by ongoing professional learning of staff. Our Quality Teaching Framework and rich curriculum content, creates an excelling environment for engaged and effective learning. Collaborative planning and decision-making, together with distributed instructional leadership practices are features of the school. Our school is a member of The Ponds Learning Community. Focus is placed on the development of quality Literacy and Numeracy programs and the use of technology to support and engage students. Extra-curricular opportunities in Sport, Science, Technology, and Creative and Performing Arts, enable our students to excel through a range of different experiences.
Our student population is 2100, 86% of whom have a language background other than English. The school has three Multi Categorical support classes and encourages a holistic and inclusive approach, supported by strong student wellbeing programs. Our Restorative Practice Framework provides a common language and practice to build respectful relationships, and foster effective communication with students, staff, parents and the wider community. The school has strong partnerships with the P&C, parents and local community. Dedicated staff, whose student-centred approach, supports the school’s Strategic Improvement Plan, to allow for every student, every teacher and every leader to improve every year.