Ultimo Public School is located in an exciting and historic urban environment close to Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the CBD serving a culturally rich and diverse school community. The school’s location provides frequent opportunities for students to engage in a wide range of artistic, cultural, social and academic activities that support learning in all areas of the curriculum. Specialist programs such as Mandarin Language, Reading Recovery, Learning and Support Teacher, Library programs and ESL complement the rich curriculum on offer. Our school also sources specialist practitioners such as Speech Therapists as part of Learning Support programs.

In January 2018 the school moved to a temporary purpose-built facility in Wentworth Park South Glebe, where we will operate for two years during construction of our exciting new premises in Quarry St Ultimo. 

The school provides a positive, safe and nurturing environment where each student feels respected, supported and challenged to achieve individual excellence.

Students are educated by committed and professional staff members who work with integrity and enthusiasm to ensure students achieve their personal best across all areas of the curriculum. They are led and mentored by highly skilled Assistant Principals who inspire excellence.

The current school enrolment is 297 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 12 classes. A strong partnership between parents and the school is evident in the involvement of parents in many different aspects of school life. The school has also established links with many local businesses and organisations that warmly support its activities in a variety of ways. The school is a demonstration school for the Powerhouse Museum, involving students in regular museum visits to preview and assist in designing exhibitions.

The school community is culturally diverse, drawing from 29 different cultural backgrounds. Approximately 73% of students speak a language other than English. Approximately 38% of students are Chinese speaking. Respect, cooperation, compassion and excellence are core school values. Our banner statement ASPIRE – ACHIEVE – AMAZE is ever present in our hearts and minds. We strive to make progress and maintain humility and perspective.

Our School Crest

“The Ultimo Public School crest represents the rich history of our local area. Surgeon John Harris, tiring of the hustle and bustle of Sydney Town, decided to build an elegant country retreat in the style of the grand English manor houses which he had left far behind. Whilst the city has overtaken the peaceful oasis that he created, the suburb itself is named after the elegant Francis Greenway mansion, Ultimo House, that once stood here, and Harris Street is named after the area’s first landlord himself.

Ultimo Public School remembers, in its school crest, the deer which John Harris imported from India to graze in the pleasure gardens surrounding the house and reminds us of the tranquil elegance and extravagance of our long ago colonial past.

Our banner, ASPIRE-ACHIEVE-AMAZE, reaches far back, beyond modern history, through our colonial past and even further to the first Australian heritage of our local area. In all eras, the children of Ultimo have aspired, achieved and amazed and continue to do so with vision and integrity. Welcome to our place of learning and inspiration!”

Wattle St
Glebe 2037
  Phone: 9660 2130
Fax: 9692 8823
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