Robert Townson Public School and the wider community
Robert Townson Public school, located in Raby, has a student population of 560. The school promotes life-long learning and aims to develop caring and enterprising members of our future society. Learners have diverse and challenging opportunities to develop their potential in all areas of school and community life. The school, which has an excellent reputation, is characterised by the motto Aim High with staff and students being immersed in a positive culture of high expectation and achievement. At Robert Townson Public School student welfare is paramount.
We believe that greater interaction between schools and communities can enhance educational outcomes. It also builds the role of schools as contributors to the vitality of their local community and to strengthen links. Using ‘real world' examples drawn from the community can strengthen the school curriculum, and the involvement of students in the community can enhance their broader knowledge and confidence. At Robert Townson Public School we are lucky to have a strong parent and community involvement.
Consultation with Aboriginal communities is essential in the development of meaningful Aboriginal perspectives and studies across the curriculum. An active relationship between schools and their local Aboriginal community will enhance the learning experience of students and promote reconciliation through better understanding. At Robert Townson Public School we acknowledge that the Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of our land underneath our classrooms and asphalt.