One of the smallest schools in the Western Sydney Region of the NSW Department of Education and Training, our school is in a rural area, seven kilometres from the township of St. Albans.
Established in 1845, Macdonald Valley is one of the oldest government schools in New South Wales and has celebrated over one hundred and seventy five years of public education. Initially established on the river bank, the school now operates in a higher location, and has extensive grounds with large grassed playing areas, basketball court, cricket nets, long jump pit and play equipment, as well as varied countryside with areas of natural bush, wetlands, rainforests, timber plantations, cultivated fields and rugged mountains, providing ideal opportunities for environmental study.
The local community includes farmers, craftsmen, artists, musicians and a variety of other professions which offer a culturally diverse parents and friends group. There is a supportive interaction between the school and its community which provides a rich source of input for school programs. The school is extremely well resourced with sport, music and craft equipment, technology, books, furniture, and materials, offering a unique blend of the old and the new.
We are proud of our past and enthusiastic about our future, embracing the timeless credo that character builds destiny. Ours is a family-oriented school in which staff, students, and parents work together to maximise opportunities and potential. Our aim is to give students self-belief and values that will lead to high levels of competence in key learning areas and to lives well lived.