School a model of learning practice

LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL: Lithgow Public School principal Vicki O’Rourke.

LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL: Lithgow Public School principal Vicki O’Rourke.

The work of Lithgow Public School teachers in lifting its achievement has been recognised this week at the 2017 Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence.

In 2016 the school was recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as one of the top 20 most improved schools in NSW for its outstanding results in numeracy. 

As a result Lithgow Public School has become a lighthouse school for literacy and numeracy practice within the Lithgow learning community.

Lithgow Public School principal Vicki O’Rourke accepted the Secretary’s School Achievement Award on behalf of the school during a ceremony in Sydney this week.

The school was recognised for its whole-school approach that “prioritises learning and facilitates quality professional relationships that are intuitive, flexible and supportive”. 

Education minister Rob Stokes said the awards showcased the tremendous work under way in NSW schools.