Gordon West Public School

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Gordon West Public School
Gordon West Public School logo.jpg
Location
Pymble, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 33°45′37″S 151°08′18″E / 33.7603°S 151.1383°E / -33.7603; 151.1383Coordinates: 33°45′37″S 151°08′18″E / 33.7603°S 151.1383°E / -33.7603; 151.1383
Information
School type Public, Coeducational Primary School
Motto Learn and Advance
Established 1951
Principal Mr Jim Huckerby
Assistant Principals Mr Graeme Ellis
Miss Karen Harper
Mrs Donna Garland
Mrs Michele Paul
Enrolment ~500
Colour(s) Blue and Yellow
Website

Gordon West Public School is a primary school located in Pymble, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1951, the school grounds were once an orchard.

The student population was boosted by post World War 2 housing construction throughout the 1950s, Student populations were again boosted in the early 1990s after the closure of the nearby Gordon Public School, which saw the majority of their students transfer into Gordon West Public School.

History[edit]

  • 1951 - Gordon West Public School opens.[1]
  • 1956 - 342 students.[1]
  • 1957 - The main four roomed building is completed in response to growing population of the local area.[1]
  • 1960 - West Pymble Public School opens, resulting in over 100 students transferring out of Gordon West Public School.[1]
  • 1990 - Gordon Public School closes, resulting in in a significant number of students transferring to Gordon West Public School.[1]

School Principals[edit]

  • 195x to 19xx - Mr MacKinnon
  • 1989 to Present - Mr Jim Huckerby

Notable alumni[edit]

In alphabetical order, by surname:

School Houses / Sporting Teams[edit]

  • Gareaway (White Cockatoo)
  • Marayong (Emu)
  • Mulgo (Black Swan)
  • Waugan (Raven)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gordon West Public School". Gordonwest-p.schoolwebsites.com.au. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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