Marton Public School

To strive to do my best

Telephone02 9520 6261

About our school

Marton Public School strives for excellence through the individual development of students in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which enables them to be responsible members of society, now and in the future.

​We empower students to take responsibility for their learning, because learning is a lifelong process. Marton Public School provides an attractive, caring and supportive environment and is a respected centre of learning in the community.

Strive for Five Values

  1. Pride
  2. Honesty
  3. Kindness
  4. Respect
  5. Teamwork

School history

Marton Public School derives its name from Marton in Yorkshire, England, the birthplace of Captain James Cook. Construction of the school began in August 1971 and the buildings were occupied in June 1972. The Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler, officially opened Marton Public School on the 18th August, 1973. 

In 1973 there were seven staff with an enrolment of 225 children. The school enrolment continued to grow and numbers peaked in 1982 with 32 classes. As the population grew older the enrolment numbers began to fall.
Enrolment numbers have been steady for the past several years with 16 classes.

The school uniform was chosen by the Parents and Citizen's Association. The brown and gold colours were chosen to reflect the natural bushland around the school.
The emblem depicts 'Marton' under the Southern Cross, with Boronia on the left and Banksia on the right, two of the wildflowers found in the area around the school.

School context

​Marton Public School is a K-6 primary school located in Engadine, in the Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney NSW. It is a medium sized primary school with a population of some 400 students. The school enjoys a strong reputation for high quality academic, sporting and cultural programs. The school community extensively supports the students through in-class assistance, working bees and a wide range of Parents and Citizens Association fund raising activities. The local community values education. 

There is a strong focus on student wellbeing and differentiation to cater for individual needs. The community are passionate about sustainability and have an established ‘Eco Warriors’ team consisting of students, parents and teachers taking on various roles to help look after the school environment. The school has an ongoing commitment to developing skills in the area of technology and opportunities for students to think critically and creatively. There are 5 double story brick buildings where classrooms are located, a large split level library that is well resourced, a connected classroom, film area and a school hall.

School vision statement

​At MPS we aim to provide a quality nurturing environment that encourages excellence, creativity and team work. The students, staff and community share a common goal of commitment to successful learning for all our students in our strong,well-resourced school environment. We work collaboratively and encourage partnerships between parents, students and staff to achieve this.

​Our students feelvalued, secure and confident and use a growth mindset to achieve their best inthe quality learning opportunities provided. We encourage all students to takelearning risks and to be motivated learners who have the critical and creativethinking skills needed to adapt to our constantly changing world. Our studentsare cooperative, imaginative, risk takers, who show courage and resilience.

Our staff are research guided, innovative practitioners who provide quality school programs and teaching across all areas of the curriculum. Staff are committed to achieving excellence in learning, and teaching and take personal responsibility for improving their teaching practice to achieve this. The school executive also have a strong commitment to being strategic and effective leaders.   In preparation for the future, science,technology, arts, engineering and mathematics (STEAM) learning experiences are embedded throughout our learning program. Our strong connection to promoting the well-being of all students is nurtured through our focus on the individual,respectful relationships and a strong anti bullying focus. We strive for our 5 values of respect, honesty, kindness, teamwork and pride.

School hours

Office Hours are from 8:40am to 3:15pm

School opened for Students from 8:35am

Mainstream Classes are from 9:05am to 3:05pm