Welcome to Stanmore Public School


Stanmore Public School is a unique and vibrant community where learning and relationships are at the centre of school life. We provide a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where positive and productive relationships lead to happy, engaged students and outstanding learning outcomes.

Our school offers a variety of programs and opportunities to enrich the school experience. The regular class program includes specialist teaching in music, drama, visual arts, languages and physical education and a broad range of co-curricular activities are offered out of class time. Stanmore Public School also has a strong commitment to sustainable practices, environmental awareness and healthy lifestyles.

Supportive parents and committed staff work collaboratively towards a quality education for all students and an "open door" policy supports good communication and encourages parent participation in school life.

Fran Larkin, Principal

  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Responsibility 
More about our values

This information was compiled for the school’s centenary in 1984.

Stanmore Public School opened in 1884, just 96 years after the Supply anchored in Botany Bay in January 1788.


Following the Public Instruction Act of 1880, the Department of Public Instruction, now the Department of Education and Training, decided to acquire a site for a public school in Stanmore. It identified a site of just under an acre on the corner of Cavendish and Holt Streets and had it surveyed late in 1880 and resumed it in February 1881 from Mr William Paling. A number of local residents persuaded the Minister to double the site for the proposed school by resuming the block on the Read more ...