Blaxland Public School

Term 3 Week 10

Thought for the week

“Work Hard, Dream Big, Never Give Up”

Important Dates

Term 4

Week 1

Monday 10 October

  • First Day of Term 4 - All students return

Wednesday 12 October

  • Year 5 and 6 Yarramundi Camp

Thursday 13 October

  • Year 5 and 6 Yarramundi Camp
  • Kindergarten Transition

Week 2

Thursday 20 October

  • Kindergarten Transition

    Week 3

    Thursday 27 October

    • Kindergarten Transition

    Permission Notes and Payments

    The School’s preferred method of payment is online via the 

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

    Message from Mrs Ellis

    It’s hard to believe that Term 3 ends today, it has been such a busy term but an exciting one at Blaxland Public School. This term we were able to invite the community back on school grounds to many of the school events which has been the first time since 2020 which certainly put a smile on the faces of everyone. 

    Blaxland Public School’s Transition programs were also started in Term 3 with Year 6 students attending a 5-week transition program to Blaxland High School at the beginning of term with the 2023 Kindergarten Transition program started last week and will continue into the first 4 weeks of Term 4.

    This year, we were chosen to be an early Adopter School to trial the new K-2 syllabus in English and Mathematics in Year 1. Mrs Cooke has been trialing the syllabus with her Year 1 students and leading the staff in developing their understanding and skills to implement the policy moving forward in 2023. We have also been fortunate to have the support of a curriculum reform adviser who has been providing extra Professional learning for all K-6 staff.  All K-2 classes across NSW will be implementing the new syllabuses in 2023.

    This week, I had morning tea with the Term 3 Gold, Silver, and Principal Award winners for this term. Principal Awards are given to those students who have demonstrated a positive attitude, commitment, and effort to learning. This is always a highlight of the term and a great way to recognise the efforts of these students. Congratulations to all  students.

    As the term ends, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of all staff during Term 3. It has been a busy term and I thank the staff for always putting the students at the centre of all that we do. I would like to thank the students for their continued enthusiastic approach to school life and for always making us smile. Lastly, I would like to thank the school community for your continued support, acknowledgments, and support of the school, we are very grateful. The positive comments and emails this term have been truly appreciated.

    I wish everyone a happy and safe break and all students and staff will return to school on Monday 10th October.

    Term 4 Staffing News

    I am happy to announce that Ms Sally Hinde will be teaching 3/4E in Term 4. Mrs Wacker and Mrs Johnson will resume their roles as Quality Teaching Coordinator and COVID ILSP in Term 4.

    2023 Staffing News

    Today I would like to confirm that through the merit selection process, Mrs Wacker has been appointed into a newly created role across NSW Public Schools as an Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction at Blaxland PS 4 days a week starting in 2023.  The Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction position is a leadership role dedicated to ensuring that literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are embedded in curriculum and assessment; high quality teaching practices are enhanced; and the capabilities of middle leaders are strengthened in literacy and numeracy instruction. Mrs Wacker has been working in a school funded role as the Quality Teaching Coordinator over the past three years and we are excited to have her join the school team as a permanent member of staff.

    School Swimming Program

    There are limited places left in this program, please return your payment and notes to school as soon as possible

    School Sport Uniform

    A survey will be sent out to parents early next term to gather feedback on the introduction of a school sport shirt that would be worn to school each Friday. We are exploring the option of having this shirt in the colour of the student’s sport houses, red, yellow, and green but we would like your feedback. Please think about and look out for the survey link once we return to school in Term 4.

    Making Payments Online

    Our Parent Online Payment page on our School Website has a new look!

    You can make payments for excursions and other events online using the 'Make a Payment' button on our school website. For more information please see the attached flyer.


    School Library

    Kindergarten Transition

    If you have a child starting Kindergarten next year in 2023, kindly read the attached Kindergarten Transition session flyer for more information.

    P&C News

    How time flies when you are having fun!!

    Can you believe it is already the end of term 3??

    Friday afternoon coffee is continuing thanks to our new coffee van 

    Come to the top oval from 2:45 each Friday to purchase your coffee or hot chocolate.

    Meet some other parents / carers and enjoy our beautiful school community.

    Our school tea towels, tote bags and aprons can be ordered now.

    The students and staff have been busy drawing a small self-portrait, which will be used to create our unique products.  

    This is a fundraising event with all profits going back into our school.

    Tea towels are $12, tote bags are $17, and aprons are $17.

    Order via and select our school from the drop down list.

    We hope that everyone enjoys their books from the recent Scholastic book club order.  

    We appreciate your support as every purchase earns rewards for our school.

    Our classes have been enjoying fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.

    Our Monday afternoon 2:30 – 3pm Garden club will be continuing in term 4.

    Green thumb or not… Come and join in on the joy of helping our school garden grow!!  

    Planning for our end of year colour run fun day is underway.

    Please mark Friday the 16th of December in your calendar.

    Come and join us at school to enjoy this fun celebration.

    Our next P&C meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th October from 7-8pm via zoom. All are welcome !! ID: 644 0587 2404Passcode: 955312

    To contact the P&C please email

    Or message us via the Blaxland Families Facebook page. 

    Keep an eye out for updates in the school newsletter, on the SkoolBag app, on the school notice board, and via the Blaxland Families Facebook page. 

    My School Lunch Box - Temporarily closed

    Kindly read the attached note for more information.

    A Calendar of School Excursions and Events

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


    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

    Student Awards - Term 3 Week 9

    Assistant Principal PBL Awards

    • Hannah
    • Edie
    • Lincoln
    • Oliver
    • Connor
    • Riley

    Principal Award : Awards for Attitude, Commitment and Effort (ACE Awards)

    • Ethan
    • Harvey
    • Madison
    • Oliver
    • Adelaide
    • Lewis

    Silver Awards

    • Roman
    • Abigail
    • Sage
    • Everly
    • Hannah
    • Ebony
    • Connor
    • Marcus
    • Max
    • Sophia
    • Rhys
    • Isla
    • Xavier
    • Olivia
    • Noah
    • Naomi
    • Evan
    • Lewis
    • Yazmyne

    Merit Awards


    • Alfie
    • Indiana


    • Xavier
    • Mollie


    • Noah
    • Charlie


    • Eli
    • Carly


    • Joanna
    • Sophia


    • Cooper
    • Anastasia

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