Newtown Public School is an inner city school, with on site before and after school care. The school grounds provide open leafy space in a busy cosmopolitan suburb. The student population reflects the cultural and lifestyle diversity of the local community. The school is committed to excellence and equity in education. Basic to the school's philosophy is a belief in the worth of the individual and the value of acceptance across diversity. Underpinning all policy and practice is the empowerment of students to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. Newtown Public School provides strong foundations in Literacy and Numerary and has a strong focus on visual and performing arts. Students' learning is enriched through a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting opportunities. The school is recognised and valued by teachers, parents and students as a safe, supportive and stimulating learning community.