Blaxland Public School

Term 4 Week 6

Thought for the Week

“What we know matters, but who we are matters more”

Important Dates

Week 7

Tuesday 21 November 

  • Blue Mountains Public Speaking Finals - Winmalee Public School

Thursday 23 November

  • Miniroos Soccer After-School Program K-6

Friday 24 November

  • Whole School Fun Day

Week 8

Monday 27 November

  • 2024 School Captain Speeches

Tuesday 28 November

  • Blaxland High School Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
  • Christmas Choir Performance

Wednesday 29 November

  • Zing Activ Sport Fun Day - K-6

Thursday 30 November

  • Miniroos Soccer After-School Program K-6

Week 9

Tuesday 5 December

  • Presentation Day - 9:30am start

Week 10

Tuesday 12 December

  • Year 6 Farewell - 6pm
  • P&C Meeting - Zoom - 7pm

Wednesday 13 December

  • Reports Sent Home 

Friday 15 December 

  • Students Last Day
  • Motiv8 Fun Sports Day K-6

Message from Mrs Ellis

Congratulations to all students who have been recognised over the past fortnight for their learning and safe and respectful behaviour at school. To consistently model the best version of yourself both in the classroom and playground is an admirable quality that demonstrates the high expectations that you set yourself each day.

Inaugural Blue Mountains Ngarra Wingarru Awards Night

On Thursday 9th November, Mrs Johnson and I had the privilege in attending the Inaugural Blue Mountains Ngarra Wingarru awards night at Springwood High School. Congratulations Alfie, Lincoln and Maycee on receiving your awards on the night. We are proud of you!

Film by the Eucalypts

On Thursday 9th November, Mrs Hall and Mrs Palmer attended the Film by the Eucalypts Festival at the Springwood Hub. We have two films selected to be shown at the film festival including Night School and Device Destruction. Mrs Hall has been working with the students over the year working on film techniques, story line and building suspense.

Congratulations Abbey, Aalia, Kayla, Tilly, Pippa, Sam, Carly, Aria and Emily on your film making talents. Walking the Red Carpet was very exciting!

Year 6 Fun Day

The students and teachers of Year 6 are busy organising a special fun day for all students K-6 on Friday 24th November from 11:30-1:00pm at Blaxland Public School. Preferred payment for this day is made through the School Bytes Parent Portal. Permission notes for students need to be returned to school by Monday 20th November.

Blue Mountains Public Speaking Finals

On Tuesday 21st November, Eleanor, Susanah, Maddie and Adelaide will be representing our school at the Public Speaking Finals at Winmalee Public School. Good luck!

2024 School Leadership Elections

Mr DeMattia has been working with the Year 5 students who are interested in being elected to a school leadership role in 2024. Interested candidates will need to make their poster to be displayed in the library windows from Monday 20th November 2023. School Leadership elections will take place on Monday 27th November at 11:30am in the school hall.

2023 Presentation Day

This year, we will be holding the annual Presentation Day on Tuesday 5th December starting at 9:30am. We look forward to recognising and celebrating the academic and sporting achievements of our students.

Year 7 Blaxland High School Orientation Day

All students enrolled to attend Blaxland High School in 2024 will attend the high school orientation day on Tuesday 28th November. Please contact Blaxland High School if you have any concerns.

Year 6 Farewell

This year, the Year 6 Farwell will be on Tuesday 12th December starting at 6pm in the school hall. Mrs Shaw, Mrs Palmer, and Mrs Willet are busy organising a memorable night for the Year 6 students. Parents of Year 6 students are invited for the Year 6 presentation at 7:45pm.

Playground Update

This week, we have had some new playground markings added to concrete areas. This is a project in the making and each year we will gradually add more interesting and fun playground markings in the playground. This has been a combined school and P&C funded project for 2023. 

School Cleaner

Frances our school cleaner is on leave for the remainder of this year. We welcome Erin G. as her replacement during this time to our school.

Blaxland High School Year 7 2024 - Orientation Day

The Blaxland High School Orientation Day is taking place on November 28th 2023 for Year 7 students attending BHS in 2024. 

Kindly see the attached notes for more information.


Craft Club

SRC News

Blaxland’s Got Talent

Auditions have started today and our show promises to be full of fun and entertainment! All acts must be ready to perform at their allocated audition time slot. This will include all your choreography, music, lyrics, props etc.

Ice Cream Day

A huge thank you to everyone that supported our ice cream day on Wednesday. We raised just over $274 and will be able to put this money towards our animal adoptions next year.

We also really appreciate the P&C kindly donating ice creams for us to sell.

Lunchtime Clubs

Craft Club has been very popular at Blaxland PS. The room is jam packed with students of all ages, keen to express themselves creatively. A huge thank you to Mrs Johnson for organising this fun activity.

Until next time,

Mrs Cooke & the SRC 

P&C News

What a wonderful year 2024 has been! Thank you to our BPS families and community for your support. The Community Fun Day was huge success, and we appreciate all the local business who donated prizes. Thank you also to the BPS families and community members for their time and support, you all helped to make our Community Fun Day a huge success.  A huge thank you to the passionate, hardworking, visionary Theresa who dreamed big and achieved a wonderful outcome!

Thanks to the Community Fun Day as well as other P&C fundraising events this year, we have donated $9000 to the school which is going towards to current updating of our school playground markings.

Contact The P&C

Message the P&C through the Blaxland Public School Families Facebook page


Come and join us on Monday afternoon 2:30 - 3pm for GARDEN CLUB with the amazing Theresa.

Student Travel Term 4 Information - Opal Cards

School Planner 2024


A Calendar of School Excursions and Events

We have two calendars available to view our School Excursions and Events that are happening throughout the year.

For all notes sent home, please see either the School Website or SkoolBag.


To find the Events Calendar in SkoolBag:

  • Click our School Emblem - found under My Schools & Services.
  • In the blue bar at the bottom of the screen click Events.

School Website

For upcoming excursions and events on the School Website, they can be found either at the bottom of the Home page or on the Events page

School Bytes Parent Portal

An event calendar will soon be available in the School Bytes parent portal.

Student Awards - Term 4 Week 6

Silver Awards

  • Ebony

Assistant Principal Awards

  • Antoinette
  • Charlotte
  • Otis
  • Adalyn
  • Maycee

Awards for Attitude, Commitment and Effort Awards (ACE)

  • Nora
  • Ethan
  • Zekiah
  • Manix
  • Isla
  • Connor 

Merit Awards


  • Christabel


  • Lyla
  • Mia


  • Zoe
  • Olive


  • Eleanor
  • Sophia


  • Ben
  • Dylan


  • Marcus
  • Adelaide

Thank you to the generosity of the local Box Divvy organisation for their donations of fruit and vegetables every fortnight. We greatly support your generosity. If interested, click on the website link to find out more information about Box Divvy.

Box Divvy Blaxland currently have 5 available spaces, join the community food hub and start saving money!

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