South Grafton Public School

Inspiring excellence through pride.

Telephone02 6642 3388

About our school

South Grafton Public School is an outstanding school which provides quality education for 590 students across a split campus. Our two separate campuses, while both maintaining the positive features of a medium school environment, access all the resources and expertise that a large school can facilitate. Student welfare and well-being is a priority, and all students are encouraged to achieve success. We provide a very supportive and nurturing environment for students in which learning and collaboration is highly valued.

South Grafton Public delivers an exciting, comprehensive range of programs that focus on individuality and creativity. Our school boasts proactive teaching personnel who have been recognised at state and regional levels for their professionalism and dedication to the development of successful teaching programs. Our teachers offer engaging, differentiated teaching programs that focus on individual student needs, resilience and collaboration and independent work habits. Some of our unique programs include – A district gifted and talented class (known as an OC class) which boasts the largest number of state identified gifted and talented students in the Clarence Valley; outstanding student concert band, recorder group, K-6 dance groups, multiple sporting teams and K-6 choir programs; specialised infants gymnastic and learn to swim programs; excellent opportunities to compete in a variety of sporting teams including demonstration skipping team; a unique Pre-School Playgroup Program – that prepares children for their first year in Kindergarten on a weekly basis.

We also offer outstanding facilities including modern innovative classroom furniture in every room, a high-quality library with an additional small library located on the infants' campus, excellent playgrounds with equipment, two IT rooms and two halls and every learning space air-conditioned. Each classroom also has access to Interactive SMART Boards, Promethean Panels, computers, iPads and programs such as green screen recording, STEM share kits, 3D printing and coding which are an integral component of the teaching/learning cycle in all rooms. Online programs including Mangahigh Maths and Reading Eggs are also fully funded for all students to use.

In 2018 South Grafton Public School received a recommendation from ACARA for outstanding NAPLAN growth in Years 3 to 5 and was also recognised for its outstanding growth in K-3 where it placed in the top 5% of all state schools in NSW. In 2019 South Grafton Public School was also recognised for its outstanding external validation results achieving at excelling level in 8 elements of the School Excellence Framework. In 2020 South Grafton Public School completed the newly introduced Check-In assessment initiative for Years 3 and 5. Our school achieved outstanding results which were well above schools with similar complexity and at or above state average in numeracy and literacy. In 2021 SGPS again completed the NSW DoE Check-in assessments with Year 6 data placed above state average and well above SSSG in Numeracy and Reading. The Year 4 data was also above state average in Reading and at state average in Numeracy and well above SSSG in both components. In NAPLAN in 2021 SGPS achieved outstanding results in Reading and Numeracy with at and expected growth well above state average in both areas. Our Aboriginal students' performances were also outstanding in NAPLAN 2021 with their results well above state average and set targets for both Reading and Numeracy.

Key values of South Grafton PS include:

Student Wellbeing

Quality Teaching

Diverse Opportunities

Best Practice

Community Partnerships

High Expectations and Standards

Enhanced Student Outcomes


School Hours: 8.55am - 2.55pm

Office Hours: 8.15am - 3.15pm

Information booklet

Please click on the link below to see information on our whole school:


Whole School Brochure 2024 (PDF 5MB)


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