Hastings Public School

Learning, Growing, Caring

Telephone02 6582 2566


Statement of purpose

Statement of school purpose


The school motto ~ Learning, Growing, Caring ~ provides the direction for the staff, students and parents to work in partnership, in an attractive environment, towards the goal of quality education for all.


This is facilitated by effective leadership, a committed staff, positive student attitudes, and cooperative parent and community support.

Current priorities


The school's priorities are linked closely to the Government's priorities for the public education system.  These priorities are:


  • achieving excellence in educational outcomes for all students;
  • providing students with the foundations in literacy and numeracy;
  • continuing the development of quality teaching and learning;
  • providing the skills and values for growth, innovation, prosperity and social cohesion;   and
  • delivering a dynamic and responsive system of public education and training.

7 years - 7 values


The values below were established in 2007 by a parent committee to provide a guide for all students and staff. Each scholastic year is allocated a value to explore as part of their personal development unit at the start of the year. It is anticipated by the end of Year 6 all students will understand and appreciate the importance of each value.

  • Respect: treat others the way you want to be treated - Kindergarten  
  • Responsibility: for yourself, others and the environment - Year 1
  • Initiative: give it a go - Year 2
  • Resilience: pick yourself up and move on - Year 3
  • Commitment: don't give up - Year 4
  • Courage: do what you know is right - Year 5
  • Achievement: be the best you can be - Year 6