Jervis Bay School is an authentic community school located in the heart of Booderee National Park and on the outskirts of the HMAS Creswell Naval College Grounds. We are a small preschool to year six school with a close connection to Wreck Bay and Jervis Bay Village communities. We have a unique context, located in Jervis Bay Territory, which is part of the Australian Capital Territory. Our education program is provided through the ACT Education Directorate.
Our school was established in 1914, originally to service Defence families, but it has evolved over time into a diverse and inclusive school that caters for students living in Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, HMAS Creswell, the Jervis Bay Village and a range of New South Wales areas including Hyams Beach, Erowal Bay, Vincentia, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point. Jervis Bay School offers a three year old Koori preschool program, a four year old preschool program and classes from kindergarten to year six. The school has a strong connection to local community. We have a high Aboriginal student enrolment, this year sitting at around 90%. This is the highest Indigenous enrolment of all ACT Schools.
Our School offers a rich, contemporary curriculum that aligns with Australian Curriculum in the primary years and the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard in our preschool. We provide unique opportunities for students to engage in curriculum and learning through special programs and partnerships including the Booderee Junior Rangers program, where students learn about the land, country and culture through our local environment and a specially developed program that commences in preschool. The school provides a challenging and inclusive environment that focuses on student achievement and success within a rich, enjoyable learning environment. We utilise student achievement data, personalised learning plans and individualised learning plans for all students. Teachers work with students to enable them to achieve their academic goals.
At Jervis Bay School we value success for every child, we value inclusivity and celebrate growth and achievement.