Blaxland Public School

Term 4 Week 2

Thought for the Week

Important Dates

Week 3

Wednesday 25 October

  • Red Cross Pillowcase Program - Bush Fire Resilience Project

Friday 27 October

  • Red Cross Pillowcase Program - Bush Fire Resilience Project

Week 4

Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November

  • Swimming and Water Safety Program - 1pm-2pm

Week 5

Tuesday 7 November

  • Touch Football Free Clinic K-6

Thursday 9 November

  • Miniroos Soccer After-School Program K-6
  • Years 3-6 Olympian Talk - 9:30am-10:30am
  • Aboriginal Education Awards
  • Film by the Eucalypt

Week 6

Tuesday 14 November

  • P&C Meeting 7pm - Zoom

Thursday 16 November

  • Miniroos Soccer After-School Program K-6

Message from Mrs Ellis

The Community Fun Day organised by the P&C was a fabulous day of community spirit and a great way for us to welcome the wider community into Blaxland Public School.

There was a real buzz around the school and a huge thank you to the P&C for your time, energy, and commitment in making this day a huge success.

Planning for 2024

If your family is moving and your child will not be attending Blaxland Public School in 2024 and you haven’t already notified the school, please let the Administration office know as soon as possible.

School Bytes

The school will be moving to a new parent payment method. All payments are now frozen until we go live. Keep your eye out for more updated information in the coming days.

Selective High School Test 

Applications are now open for students in Year 5 who wish to apply to complete the Selective High School Test for placement in Year 7 in 2025. This process is completed online and completed by the parent. The test will take place on 9th May 2024.

Applications open from 9th October 2023 until 20th November 2023.

Please read the attached Information for Applicants booklet for more information.


Red Cross Pillowcase Program

The school has organised for the Red Cross Pillowcase project to come and work with our students on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th October.

The Pillowcase Program is a disaster resilience education program designed to help children prepare for, cope with, and respond to emergencies. It’s a free 60-minute workshop delivered in schools by Red Cross volunteers and staff. The workshop encourages students to be active participants in their own emergency preparedness. The program includes a discussion about the importance of being prepared, as well as interactive activities to help students prepare their minds for an emergency and consider what to pack in an emergency kit. Students are then given a pillowcase to decorate and take home to start their own personal emergency kit, hence the program’s title.

Canberra Trip

This week the Stage 3 students have been in Canberra and have visited many sites in the National Capital. A huge thank you to Mrs Shaw for her organisation of the trip, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make this happen. Thank you also to Mrs Willet, Mr DeMattia and Mr Hancock for making the commitment to provide this opportunity for the students. Teaching staff willingly give up their own time to make this happen.

Check In Assessments

Over the past weeks, students in Years 3, 4 and 5 have been completing the NSW Department of Education Check In Assessments for Reading and Numeracy. These assessments give the school a good indication on how the students in each year group are tracking against the syllabus outcomes.

School Swimming Program

Applications for the School Swimming Scheme have now closed. Blaxland Public School Swimming program will be held at Glenbrook pool starting on Monday 30th October through to Friday 3rd November. The students will be leaving school at 12:40pm each day and they will be arriving back at 2:40pm.

K-6 Assembly Monday 30th October

Due to the School Swimming Scheme, the K-6 Assembly will start at 11:40am on Monday 30th October.

Public Speaking Finalists

Congratulations Eleanor, Susanna, Maddie and Adelaide on your selection to represent the school at the Blue Mountains Public Speaking Competition at Winmalee Public School on Tuesday 21st November 2023.

School Planner 2024


P&C News

Throughout the year the P&C organise fundraising events. This year, the profits raised from our events will go back into the school to help fund updating and adding to the playground markings.

Thank you to the BPS families, students, and staff for supporting our fundraising events.

Contact The P&C

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


BPS Community Fun Day

Bushfire Information

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

In The Garden

I wish to thank the new families for coming along to our garden club, many hands make light work and there is always a lot of work to do in the garden. The school garden is looking beautiful at the moment. We encourage everyone to wander around the garden and check out what is growing.

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

Student Awards - Term 4 Week 2

Silver Awards

  • Hume
  • Oliver
  • Maddie
  • Adelaide

Assistant Principal Awards

  • Ethan
  • Olive
  • Pip
  • Jade
  • Adelaide

Awards for Attitude, Commitment and Effort Awards (ACE)

  • Maisie
  • Sophie
  • Lincoln
  • Lachlan
  • Luke

Merit Awards


  • Mason
  • Christian


  • Evan
  • Eden


  • Rhys
  • Vivi


  • Susanna
  • Mikayla


  • Axton
  • Connor

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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