Five Dock Public School

Respect, participate, belong, achieve

Telephone02 9713 7044

Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.

Teaching and Learning

At FDPS our quality teaching and learning programs focus on the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Creative Arts and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). Learning programs also include weekly lessons in Italian language, Information Technology, Library, art and music. Our dedicated and caring teaching staff are committed to supporting every child to achieve their best.

We have a DEC preschool on site and a support class for children with special needs. All are an integral part of our school community.

More Than Just a Name

WW1 Multimedia Project                                               


City of Canada Bay

More than Just a Name is a collaborative multimedia project between City of Canada Bay Libraries and Five Dock Public School working with year 5 and 6 students.
These videos commemorate the legacy of those connected with the City of Canada Bay area who served in the Great War.