St Ives Public School is an excellent school. St Ives is large enough to provide a comprehensive range of quality educational programs and small enough to cater for the needs of individual students.
Our aim is for every family to have an enjoyable and rewarding association with the school. We welcome and encourage parents to take an active interest in each child's educational and social progress. We value parents as a most important part of the team that strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.
Students are highly motivated displaying great enthusiasm for academic, sporting, cultural, creative and performing arts pursuits. Development of the whole child to become life long learners is the basis for our quality teaching and learning programs.
The school day
Staff Supervision : Commences at 8.40am
Morning Bell : children to line up for 9.05am morning assembly under the COLA
Recess : 11.10am - 11.30am
Lunch : 12.50pm - 1.45pm
Dismissal Bell : 3.10pm
Years K - 2 : Every Friday 12.15pm
Years 3 - 6 : Every Friday 2.30pm
Silver Awards : Week 5 and 9
Library days : Monday to Friday
Canteen days : Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Scripture / Ethics : Wednesday
The Old School Trattoria today, on the site of the old St Ives Public School.
St Ives is part of the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney, originally the home of the Aboriginal Guringai people. European settlement of the area dates from the 1820s. Initially logged for timber, the European settlers then developed the area for farms and orchards. The St Ives district remained largely rural until the 1950s when it was rezoned as a residential area, and the population expanded.
The original St Ives Public School, and school residence opened in May 1889 and stood on the corner of Mona Vale and Rosedale Roads. These historic buildings are now in use as a gallery and two restaurants.
Our school, St Ives Public school was established in 1962 to provide for the growing community.