Kotara South Public School

Strive to Achieve

Telephone02 4957 5319


School profile

Kotara South Public School has a proud tradition of providing a stimulating, rich and relevant education for each of our 338 students through quality teaching and life-long learning practices in a positive, safe and supportive environment. Student excellence is promoted through the partnership between school, students and families, and cultural awareness that ‘together we can achieve our very best'.

Our school is situated 7km south from the centre of Newcastle, surrounded by a variety of native flora and fauna in a peaceful bush setting, enjoying views of Newcastle and environs. Our students achieve at a high level academically, artistically, socially and in sport, reflecting the values inherent in doing things the 'Kotara South Way'.  

We have a highly professional, experienced and cohesive staff who in partnership with parents and the community, are committed to fostering a love of learning and maximising quality educational experiences for all students. Kotara South Public School values and encourages excellence.

The school is well resourced and offers a diverse and enriched range of programs to support and challenge and extend our students. We have innovative programs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as outstanding Science, Sport, Public Speaking, Debating, Chess, Creative and Performing Arts, Choir, Technology, Robotic, Leadership and Transition programs for students from Kindergarten through to Year 6.

All staff value the use of technology and are proficient in the use of interactive whiteboards to engage students and deliver quality learning experiences. Building the social, emotional and motivational capacity of our students is a focal point of our school and is embedded in all aspects of school life. The students at Kotara South Public School are tolerant, caring and accepting.

Parents are valued, are well informed, and actively participate in all aspects of school life whether it be canteen and classroom volunteer work, participation in special events or school evaluation and planning. The P & C is actively involved and enthusiastically supports the school and its goals. An Out of School Hours (OOSH) operates within the school grounds.

We are proud to be able to successfully integrate students with special needs such as those who attend the Hearing Support Unit and Early Intervention class. Students are exposed to signed English and use this in school assemblies. The school encourages a sense of harmony and belonging.

In March 2015 the Kotara Lambton Community of Schools signed an Agreement with The Muloobinbah Aboriginal Education Consultative Committee (AECG). The text is attached to this link: Muloobinbah Agreement (pdf 17 KB)


Sue Maxworthy