Cobar Preschool Centre
 St Johns Primary School
Cobar Public School
Euabalong West Public School
Cobar High School
TAFE Western - Cobar College  

Cobar Preschool Centre

Address Details

6 Booroomugga Street
PO Box 131
COBAR  NSW  2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax  
Email
Kristi Martin
(02) 6836 2435 
(02) 6836 2044 
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Description

Cobar Preschool is a community based not for profit Preschool providing quality early childhood education for children 4-6 years in the year prior to Kindergarten.

Cobar Preschool have a staff to child ratio that allows for quality interactions in a warm and safe environment that is designed to foster, support and enhance learning "growing and learning together"

Cobar Preschool offer a play based curriculum with focus on each child's individual needs, strengths and interests, fostering and stimulating children's skills and abilities needed for a smooth transition to kindergarten.

Cobar Preschool has a 4 year university trained early childhood educator, diploma trained and certificate three trained educators as well as Indegenous educators.

Cobar Preschool session times start 8.30am to 3.30pm.

St John's Primary School

Address Details

2-4 Prince Street
PO Box 83
COBAR NSW 2835

Contact Details

Phone
Name

Fax
Email 
Website 
Principal Ross Davidson
(02) 6836 2195 
(02) 6836 1492
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www.cobar.catholic.edu.au

Description 

Welcoming Respecting Learning Creating Community

St John’s is a school of 174 students supported by the St Laurence O’Toole Parish and the community of Cobar. The school is part of the Catholic Education System administered by the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese. St John’s is co-educational, with classes from Kindergarten to Year Six.

Here at St John’s, we encourage the pursuit of personal achievement and spiritual growth. Religious Education is based on the Sharing Our Story Program which allows for the students to learn Christian values within the framework of the Catholic Faith. These values permeate through all we do here at St John’s. Our sacramental programme is parish based, and led by our school Religious Education Coordinator and Parish Priest. The spiritual dimension of St John’s is supported by the implementation of Restorative Practices and Making Jesus Real.

The teaching and learning at St John’s is cutting edge. Our diocese has implemented a one-to-one device initiative. Every student at St John’s from Kindergarten to Year 6 uses a chromebook (Years 1 to 6 take these home also) and G-Suites (formerly Google Apps for Education). Staff and students can collaborate online at school and at home. All classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors enabling creating and engaging environment in which to learn. Staged learning supports the class structure of our students at St John’s. Literacy and Numeracy teaching experiences are based upon the ability of each student. Each class teacher works with a stage buddy to build collegiality and 21st century learning programmes. Flexible learning spaces and project based learning is evident in classrooms across the school. Each Friday afternoon Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in Genius Hour. This is an hour each week where the students can explore their own passions at school.

Our school is a member of Kids Matter. Inclusivity of students with special needs is a priority. Parenting, literacy and numeracy workshops are held throughout the year to support all the partners in each child’s learning. Parents are always welcome to our school and are encouraged to attend our weekly Friday assembly at 8:50am, Lunch on the Lawn and other scheduled events. Parents are informed via the school website, Skoolbag app, weekly newsletters and the school Facebook page.

Students have the opportunity to sit for NAPLAN in Years 3 and 5 and the school has extended the opportunities for students to participate in State and National Academic Competitions, Moorambilla, Religious Education, National art and cultural competitions. St John’s holds an annual Public Speaking competition held during Literacy and Numeracy Week. All students have the opportunity, are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports as well as compete in local inter school competitions, Cluster, Diocesan, and State Carnivals.

We seek to support every student at our school academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

St John’s Parish Primary - A Catholic community of empowered, engaged and resilient learners centred within Jesus Christ.

Cobar Public School

Address Details

6-8 Blakey Street
COBAR NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax  
Email
Website
Jonathan Harvey 
(02) 6836 2039 
(02) 6836 2187
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www.cobar-p.schools.nsw.edu.au 

Description 

Cobar Public School (CPS) was established in 1878 and has a proud history of providing a quality education to the children of Cobar for the past 138 years.

Although geographically isolated, Cobar Public School prides itself on being able to offer and deliver many opportunities to our students. In addition to high quality teaching and learning programs across the key curriculum areas, some of the co-curricula highlights in our annual calendar include participation in local and regional team and athletics sporting events, Moorambilla Choir auditions, workshops and performances, Aboriginal dance troupe, NAIDOC Dreaming Day celebrating local Aboriginal culture and heritage, recorder excursion to perform at the Sydney Opera House, Outback Art Festival, academic International Competitions and Assessment for Schools, National Simultaneous Storytime, Easter Parade and Multicultural Carnivale Day.

We are involved in a school and community project initiated by Cobar Shire Council to test and record the quality of the water at the local Newey water recreation area and also to regenerate a waterway adjacent to the school.

Our vibrant classrooms have interactive smartboards, ipads and 3D printer capability; a class catering for special needs education; regular book fairs held at the Library; a healthy canteen operating every day; a garden supplying produce for use in the canteen and Healthy Outback Kids Cooking Program and a very active P&C.

CPS has a comprehensive and very successful merit and reward system operating around Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL). Our PBL motto is “We are a school community of Responsible, Respectful Learners” and this is the backbone of our core expectations of students both in, and outside of school. The Student Representative Council have visited shops and businesses around the town to share this message and we have built a strong community expectation that our students will continue their positive behaviour around our town. Our mascot is Ernie the Emu, who has also made some appearances on shop windows.

CPS is located in large, open, well-maintained and attractive grounds. It has buildings ranging from the original school house to modern and refurbished classrooms, a hall, a well-resourced library, well equipped music room with regular music lessons, occupational therapy room and a dedicated technology room. Out of doors can be found five covered outdoor learning and play areas, fixed playground equipment, a Yarning Circle, a sail covered sandpit and play area and a sensory garden.

At Cobar Public School, we are proud to foster an environment that encourages self-directed and imaginative play in the playground. Our students have created their own games, particularly “Tribes” where they are learning rules that mimic real life problem solving strategies such as buying, trading and building structures with natural resources. These types of games encourage positive social interactions, problem based learning and of course building friendships. Our playgrounds are combined to allow collaborative play from K-6. This has been providing students with a multitude of benefits such as easy transition to upper primary, building diverse friendships and becoming role models.

Inside our classrooms, students continue this notion of self-directed learning with many classes being involved in Problem Based Learning and team teaching. This method of learning allows students to be given a broad topic and work together to plan, problem solve, investigate and create new and exciting ideas. The results of this have been extremely positive with student taking their ideas into the wider community.

Enrolment enquiries are welcomed and can be directed to the Principal and Admin Office.

Euabalong West Public School

Address Details

16 Uabba Street
Euabalong West  NSW  2877

Contact Details

Phone
Fax
Email
Website
(02) 6896 6649
(02) 6896 6691
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www.euabalongw-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Description

Euabalong West Public School is situated in an isolated part of New South Wales. A school bus services outlying areas enabling students from as far as sixty kilometres to travel to school each day.  Euabalong West is an extremely well-equipped small school with up-to-date technological resources, beautiful spacious grounds and an enviable family-type atmosphere.

Cobar High School

Address Details

Wetherell Cresent
PO Box 454
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax 
Email
Website
Safija Bristina
(02) 6836 2705
(02) 6836 1142 
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www.cobar-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Description

Cobar High School strives for excellence in a safe and respectful environment.  Their motto is "Where there's a will, there's a way". They are proud to be part of the NSW Public Education System and encompass the core values which are embedded in their school policies.

Cobar High School is committed to positive behavior for learning

TAFE Western - Cobar College

Address Details

45 Bathurst Street
Cobar  NSW  2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax   
Website 
Amanda Hyland
(02) 6836 5900 
(02) 6836 5981    http://www.wit.tafensw.edu.au/colleges/cobar

Description

The Cobar College of TAFE Western provides vocational education and training that enhances the productivity of the workforce within the local community and supports the sustainable development of the Western NSW Region. Cobar College offers courses to meet the needs of its mining and rural communities in general education, business and engineering. Training can be delivered in many flexible ways including distance learning, video conference, online and workplace training.

  1. College's hours are Monday-Friday: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday: closed.