The physical, cultural and environmental qualities of Dorrigo Public School provide a supportive atmosphere for children to learn.
A motivation to 'strive for excellence' results from quality teaching and learning, broadened cultural perspectives, competence in basic skills and encouragement of creativity.
The programs promote self esteem and "risk taking" in a caring and secure environment with value placed on self-discipline.
The established concept of a community school will be further enhanced through participation and communication in decision making on a partner basis. Working together, the school and community aim to be partners in education.