Wideview Public School

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School History

Wideview Public School opened on the 28th January, 1969, under the  leadership of the founding Principal, Mr Neville Huxley. Initially two hundred children were enrolled and they had to make do with an administration block only partially completed. These children had to use pan toilets and an open trough with one tap for handwashing.  Years 3 and 4 students still had to attend Hillcrest (Berowra Public School) as their classrooms were still under construction.

 

Entry via the present back stairway route was an adventure in itself.  Pupils clambered up the rocks and a rope was installed as an aid. The canteen began in a private house before moving to the Involvement Room and then the Craft Room before our present facility was built - the service then as now was excellent. The present Kindergarten rooms were used as an assembly area and many fine concert performances were also presented in these rooms.

 

Obviously our school has grown, changed and progressed over the years. This development has been assured by hard working staff and a supportive parent body. Wideview School offers a sound basic educational environment supplemented by a variety of extra curricular activities.

 

Students, Staff and Parents work together to achieve the spirit and meaning of the school motto - Learn Wisely - Live Proudly.

 

Sylvia Robb

Community Member