West Ryde School balances an academic focus with an emphasis on promoting appreciation of, and respect for, a variety of cultures. Two community languages, Mandarin and Hindi, are taught in the school in addition to English, and our school community participates in a variety of cultural activities and festivals. There is considerable parent involvement in the School and all student activities are well attended. The community places a high value on education and parents are committed to supporting their children's learning. An experienced staff which works particularly well as a team is a feature of the School. Parents are encouraged to consult with teaching and administrative staff whenever there is an area of concern. Students at West Ryde are exceptionally co-operative and harmonious student interaction is a significant feature of the school culture.