Coledale Public School

Quality Teaching & Learning in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 4267 1885

About our school

Coledale Public School

With its magnificent coastal location surrounded by the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean has enabled us to implement a program of unique environmental studies. This has included work about beaches & rocky shores, whale watching and local geographical and historical studies. Being a small school located in an urban area, a positive feature of the school is its family atmosphere and the strong community and school spirit. The majority of students live within walking distance of the school but there are a number of students who travel by bus or car from surrounding areas.

Our History

Coledale Public School was officially opened by N.S.W. State Parliament on 30th March, 1912. The first teacher Mr. Jethro Clark was appointed in June, 1912. The school grew quickly and by 1913 there were 147 students enrolled. In February 1931 Mr. Thomas, the headmaster reported that the enrolment was 218 students. He had had four assistants and one class had a student group of 64 children.

Each classroom had a fireplace which had a chimney connected to it. Local coke would have been used in the fireplaces. In 1918, two more classrooms were added on the northern side of the school.

On the weekend of 30th March 2012 we celebrated our Centenary.

We thank the many past, present and future students, staff and community members who came along and made our weekend such a success.

We would also like to thank the many people who kindly donated items for this occasion.