Undercliffe Public School

Learning for Life

Telephone02 9558 3432


Support & accelerated programs

Academic Programs include:

  • Excellent Learning Assistance Program.
  • Individual Educational Programs for students with special needs.
  • Reading Recovery Teacher to assist students at risk in Year 1.
  • Comprehensive Student Reporting.
  • Computer Room and Network.
  • Well equipped classrooms.


Accelerated Programs

Consistent with the overall objective of the Department of Education and Training, "to maximise the educational outcomes of schooling for gifted and talented students", our school programs include the following variety of approaches:

  • Class programs that emphasise intellectual quality with regard to deep knowledge, deep understanding, problematic knowledge and higher order thinking skills;
  • University National Testing in English, Mathematics Science and Writing for Years 3 to 6;
  • Chess lessons and school based competition
  • Music and choir
  • Dance training
  • Special Visual Art classes - Kids on Canvas "Opportunity Class" and Selective High School Testing;
  • Public speaking and debating opportunities;
  • Inter school, district, area, and state sport level sport - NSW Primary School Sports Association


Reading Recovery Teacher

Our especially trained teacher works on a one-to-one basis with targeted Year 1 students for half an hour a day five days a week for 10 weeks. This program dramatically improves outcomes for beginning readers experiencing difficulties.


Learning Assistance Teacher

This special teacher (Learning Difficulties) assists children with specific learning needs, especially in reading.


Home Reading

An important aspect of our whole school literacy program is Home Reading. It is important for parents to be involved in the program so that the child gains the greatest benefit.


Reading Tutor Program

Thanks to the support of parents we are able to offer students assistance with individual literacy programs.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

This specialist teacher assists students for whom English is a second language. Students with an English background also benefit because class/group sizes are reduced which enables more teacher time to be given to individual students.


Assessment and Reporting

The assessment of pupils is a continuous process and is not restricted to a specific time in the school year. Weekly dictations, tables, tests, research activities, etc., are part of this continuous process.  A  comprehensive school based Student Report is sent home twice a year.  Parent/teacher interviews are scheduled after Reports have been sent home in June to enable parents to discuss their child's progress with the class teacher.

Parents are welcome at other times to seek an interview with teachers / Principal to discuss any aspect of schooling, which might be causing them concern.  It is essential that an appointment be made as teachers have class commitments throughout the day.