We are a 'School of Excellence' for the Illawarra and south east region for 'school and community partnerships' as recognised as the Excellence in Education Awards held in August 2011.
Berry Public School (enrolment 315) is located approximately 2 hours south of Sydney, New South Wales, in the rural and picturesque township of Berry.
Our school is the hub of a caring and supportive community with a highly involved and proactive parents and citizens' association (P&C). We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment through the promotion of personal growth and developing confidence and self esteem. Our dedicated, professional and experienced staff promote a culture of family, school pride, and self responsibility.
High expectations and achievements, enhanced by extension and support programs, excellent resources and the latest technologies, allow our students to pursue their individual capacities. There is an emphasis on outstanding academic, sporting, cultural and creative and practical arts programs through a rich and diverse curriculum.
Our banner statement encapsulates the soul of Berry Public School, ‘Our community: a culture of care respect and enrichment.’
Buildings and grounds
Berry Public School has a warm and welcoming environment with beautiful grounds and outstanding facilities. New or prospective parents are invited to make an appointment to bring their children to view what Berry Public School has to offer.
Currently, we have 14 classrooms (comprised of 10 permanent and 4 demountable accommodations), a library, an administration building, canteen, music room, school hall, a creative, practical arts room (Paint Pot) and dedicated Plant Propagation and Enviornmental Science center. All of our classroom are air conditioned, are equipped with interactive whiteboards and wifi access is available throughout the school.
We have a tennis court/basketball court, 2 fixed playground equipment areas, a large covered sandpit, 2 covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs), and a large playground with football and soccer field, netball and volley ball courts along with cricket nets.