Choosing a School in Mudgee

School busWill you be moving to Mudgee before the new school year starts?  Or are your little ones finishing kinder this year?  Either way, we know you’re probably madly looking into local Mudgee schools, in search of the one that feels like the right fit for your family.

While some people don’t think choosing a primary school is a big decision, simply picking the one closest to home, there are some things you may like to consider before you make up your mind.

With different children excelling in different areas, it’s important as a parent to weigh up the options available and consider which school has the programs, curriculum and philosophies that best fit in with the values and needs of your family.  You can also check out schools’ academic performances in the 2012 NAPLAN, as well as various information and statistics about each school by clicking onto the MySchool website.  Simply search for one of our fantastic local Mudgee schools.  They are:

Mudgee Public School was established in 1855 and has since provided continuous education to the children in Mudgee and its surrounding districts. The Heritage listed main building has been preserved over the years and in 2010 the school was expanded to cater for the growing number of students and 21 century schooling.

Cudgegong Valley Public School was established in 1984 on the Southern edge of Mudgee but is now quite central to South Mudgee housing estates.

Mudgee High School sits adjacent to Mudgee Public School and Victoria Park sporting field. The buildings and facilities provide an outstanding learning environment. The school is at the forefront of modern technology with full networking to every classroom and staffroom which enables easy access to the Internet. The senior curriculum provides access to a wide range of UAI and non UAI courses as well as VET and TAFE. The junior curriculum includes vertically integrated courses across elective subjects. In all students have a choice of over fifty elective options in every year 8-12.

St Matthew’s Catholic School, Mudgee is a Kindergarten to Year 10 Catholic school within the Bathurst Diocese. Adjacent to the CBD, St Matthews is in close proximity to our Parish Church – St Mary’s, Mudgee Swimming Pool and various sports grounds.

Catholic Education in Mudgee has existed since 1861. The original St Matthews School was built in 1912 with substantial addition made over the year including the most recent which were blessed and opened on Friday 30th March, 2012. The latest additions included a Performing arts centre, Gymnasium with change rooms and showers, Building and Construction room, Metals and Engineering room (Trade Training Centre), Visual Arts room, Food Technology/Hospitality room, Technology room (Textiles and Graphics), An additional 2 Computer Labs, Communications room for server and data, Resource Centre with adjacent Seminar rooms and a Multi Media room plus 7 General Learning Areas.

Mudgee TAFE is an extensive of TAFE Western Connect, the Mudgee College offers a range of certificate level courses in access and general education, aged care, agriculture, business, computing, engineering trades, hospitality and viticulture.

Mudgee College operates out of two sites. The main campus is located on Cassilis Road (A) and runs courses in aged care (nursing), children’s services, carpentry and joinery, fitting and machining and welding, and a range of primary industries and natural resources offerings, including agriculture, animal care, horticulture, viticulture and wool classing. The Court Street Annexe (B) offers courses in business services, ceramics, hospitality, information technology, management and outreach and a range of courses in access and general education, including English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and numeracy and literacy.

Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate have heard amazing stories about all of our local Mudgee schools, so we’re sure you’ll be impressed.  Please feel free to share your positive experiences with our local Mudgee schools and teachers below.

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