Lucas Gardens School

In strength we grow - Celebrating ability through high expectations

Telephone02 9744 6461

Emaillucasgarde-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Learning at our school

We currently operate 8 classes from Kindergarten to Year 12 and retains 2 places for part time enrolments for students in respite care at Summer Hill Respite Centre, Ashfield.

Our school has a diverse student population from a range of socio economic backgrounds, 62.5% of the student population being from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE).

A dedicated, enthusiastic and talented staff work in partnership with parents/carers, therapists and the school community to achieve positive learning outcomes for all students. 

A significant increase in the use of technology including iPads and smart boards across school programs is ensuring that students are developing communication, fine motor and literacy and numeracy skills. These essential skills will take our students beyond the classroom and into the community.

Lucas Gardens School also offers unique learning opportunities through programs including:

  • hydro
  • community access
  • physiotherapy
  • speech pathology.

The School enjoys strong support from service organisations and the wider community resulting in enhanced resources.

The fragrant sensory garden, liberty swing and outdoor play equipment help create a unique learning environment to support students to achieve their individual learning goals and maximise their independence.

Our priorities include facilitating student autonomy, quality curriculum implementation, best practice teaching and learning as well as student development, improving student learning outcomes and wellbeing. 

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in six key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

For the high school years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in eight key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science
  • technological and applied studies (TAS).

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3. High school covers Stage 4 to 6.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.
  • Stage 4 includes Years 7 and 8.
  • Stage 5 includes Years 9 and 10.
  • Stage 6 includes Years 11 and 12.