For the first one hundred years of its history Albion Park Public School served a predominantly close knit rural community.
In the seventies the nature of the school community changed. New housing developments occurred to cater for a mostly industrial and associated services workforce. The new residents represent a greater diversification of occupations.
The years 1980 to 2006 have seen a sustained increase in housing developments and a loss of many of the traditional dairy farms around the township. Community services such as the swimming pool, library, sportsfield, museum and the opening of the Albion Park High School during 1991 have made Albion Park an attractive place to retire as well as bring up a family. Consequently, many younger families have moved into the township, considerably increasing enrolments at Albion Park Public School. It is foreseen that the continued popularity and attractiveness of Albion Park, will place increasing pressure on the current Albion Park Primary school site and services.
In 2005 six old style demountables were replaced by three dual room buildings called MDRs. The MDRs are ‘state of the art’ in terms of facilities and space and the children and teachers are delighted with their new rooms. In 2006, as a result of a successful submission to the federal Investing in our schools project, we were able to fund the construction of a third Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA). This means we now have significant shelter for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Our school today has an outstanding reputation throughout the community and beyond. We actively encourage parents to support our teaching and learning programs. Our parent body meets regularly and there is a high level of involvement and support from our parents and volunteers in classrooms, the library, assisting in sports’ coaching, children’s book club and the canteen.