Plunkett St Public School

(Community Recognition Statement, 14 November 2019, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney Electorate I want to acknowledge the valuable contribution of Woolloomooloo’s Plunkett Street Public School. Plunkett Street School is a small community school with 85 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and a 20 place preschool, which allows individualised programming and small teacher/student ratios. There is an extensive range of programs like Mandarin, Musica Viva, STEM, music, swimming, gardening, environmental sustainability, student leadership, school sports, family fun days and annual art show. Strong links with local community service providers allow programs like the Lou’s Place supported playgroup, Rushcutters Bay Tennis, Sydney Theatre Company, NSW Art Gallery, State Library, Botanic Gardens, Kings Cross Police and Australian College of Dance. There’s a volunteer breakfast program with WEAVE, Hopestreet, Wayside Chapel and Ashurst Law, after school and vacation care with the City of Sydney’s Juanita Nielson Centre. Plunkett Street Public School is a vital resource for local families in the area and has become an important community hub. I commend the dedicated staff and volunteers who work to make Plunkett Street Public School such a success, and will proudly continue to support the school.