Mount Riverview Public School

Excellence, Care, Opportunity and Success

Telephone02 4739 2180

About our school

At Mount Riverview, we value optimism, empowerment, citizenship, excellence and knowing how to learn, and lifelong learning. Parents and teachers have high expectations, and encourage a sound partnership between home and school. Our teachers are friendly, accessible and responsive to parents.

Our school has around 231 students, in 9 classes, which makes us a small school. We have a peer support program that runs weekly throughout the first 2 terms for the whole school, developing friendships across classes, and leadership in our Year 6 students who run the activities. Because of our small size, our teachers on duty in the playground are able to be more proactive with any negative behaviour than occurs in larger schools, and are protective of the positive, nurturing nature of the school which has developed over many years.

Our school is situated between Rusden Road, Mount Riverview's main road, and beautiful bush reserve, looking towards Mount Hay in the west.

Despite being a small school, we punch well above our weight in enrichment activities, due to the efforts of our teachers and parent community.

In 2019, these included:

  • chess club (including participation in local and regional competitions)
  • choir (including participation in the state schools choral concert at the Opera House)
  • concert band 
  • dance groups
  • debating and public speaking
  • participation in the Winmalee Cup (soccer and netball)
  • summer games (T-ball and cricket)
  • school representative council (SRC)
  • Futures program (school garden and sustainability)
  • maths, science, computer science, English, writing and spelling external competitions participation, International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
  • maths olympiad
  • weekly gymnastics program in Term 4
  • sport in schools program
  • swimming safety scheme
  • Year 5 and 6 camp
  • Opera Australia Schools program.

The school was built in 1971. In 2011, our school had funding for and completed a new library building, a new administration building, a covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and a computer lab. In 2011-12, our parents and citizens' association (P&C) raised money for interactive whiteboards for all our classrooms. All our classrooms are air-conditioned, funded by the P&C.

If you are considering sending your child to Mount Riverview Public School, please get in touch with our office to arrange a school tour and meet our Relieving Principal, Mr Anthony Simone.

Mount Riverview Public School highlights quality relationships, outstanding teaching and learning, and high expectations from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school is welcoming and friendly and we work in close partnership with parents and the wider community. We encourage parents to be active participants in school activities and we value their input into their child’s education. 

At Mount Riverview you can expect quality literacy, numeracy and technology programs from Kindergarten to Year 6, exemplary student leadership programs and effective discipline programs, a well resourced library, computers in every classroom, a modern computer lab, interactive whiteboards and innovative software ensuring the best start for every child, air-conditioned learning spaces, extensive performing arts and extra-curricular programs including band, dance, choir, debating and representative sports.

Our school also offers an innovative student Futures program, actively involved in kitchen gardens, recycling, local and global environmental awareness, positive and inclusive student welfare programs such as our peer support program and our Kindergarten buddies program, and extensive parent participation. 

We are a proud member of the Lower Blue Mountains Learning Community, a group of schools committed to working together to provide the best possible education for all students. Our primary-secondary transition programs promote important links with our neighbouring high schools for the benefit of your child. We invite you to contact us to find out more about the great educational opportunities we can offer your child.