When Edensor Park Public School principal Matthew Santucci was writing his speech to deliver at the school's 30th birthday celebration on Friday, he asked himself the question: Why is the school so special?
Is it the students? Is it the parents? Is it the teachers? Is it the community?
"The answer is right in front of me, it's all of those things," he told the crowd at the fete which featured rides, food trucks and an art gallery.
"Together we work as a team to make Edensor Park Public School the best it can possibly be. That is what makes Edensor Park so special."
Mr Santucci, the school's seventh principal, said the school's motto - achieving together - reminds pupils every day that whatever they put their minds to, they can achieve.
"I have always said anyone who visits our school or when our students go to another school the feedback is always how wonderful our children are," he said.
"Here everyone looks out for each other. We are a family."