Governor Philip King Public School is located in the Cowpasture network of schools. The school population currently stands at 600 students. 90% of our students are from non-English speaking backgrounds, with children from over 40 different cultural identities. Governor Philip King offers a broad, well balanced, quality education for all students. Our programs emphasise tolerance and understanding. The school motto 'Striving for personal excellence' encompasses all areas of school life and is reflected in the wide variety of opportunities our students have access to. Our students have a commitment to high standards in all areas, including academic, citizenship, student leadership, sports and the arts. Quality teaching underpins all that we do at Governor Philip King. Our highly experienced, dedicated teachers ensure that high expectations and quality programs across all Key Learning Areas are at the forefront of what we do every day with students.
Quality teaching, consistent teacher judgement in assessment, syllabus expertise and accountability are common themes in the school planning cycle. Students are expected to be responsible for their behaviour and active participants in the learning process. Parents are encouraged to be active partners in their child's education. Special events during the school year include Open Days for Public Education Day and Education Week, Grandparents' Day, Multicultural Celebrations, Literacy and Numeracy Week and Book Week. Other special programs include Community Languages, School Parliament and a Values education Program. We regularly acknowledge the achievement and effort of all students.