Blaxland Public School

Term 4 Week 4

Thought for the week

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight”

Important Dates

Term 4

Week 5

Tuesday 8 November

  • P&C Meeting via Zoom
  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

Thursday 10 November

  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

Week 6

Tuesday 15 November

  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

Thursday 17 November

  • Whole School Fun Day
  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

Week 7

Tuesday 22 November

  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

Thursday 24 November

  • NRL League STARS after School Sessions

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

On behalf of the teachers at Blaxland Public School, I would like to sincerely thank the school community for your kind words of appreciation and support on World Teacher’s Day on Friday 28th October. The thoughtful movie certainly made us smile! Thank you also to the SASS staff for a lovely morning tea and the slide show about the teachers at Blaxland. Blaxland Public School is a great place to work and learn!

Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would greatly appreciate parent/carer feedback as we reflect on the achievements of this year. The valued parent/carer feedback will guide us in improving and planning for 2023 to ensure that we continue to provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities moving forward. Please click on the link for Blaxland PS Parent Survey.

Swim School

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Swimming School program last week at Glenbrook pool. Learning to swim and be safe in water is a vital life skill. The swimming instructors were very impressed with the student’s motivation to improve and develop their swimming skills throughout the week and commented on the exceptional behaviour of our school. This program will be offered again at the same time in 2023.

Dads and Planes

Last Friday 28th October, the Blaxland Public School Fathering Project team held the final Dads and Kids night for 2022. The night was a huge success for both Dads and Kids, the top oval was a sea of flying planes with lots of laughter. Thank you, Ryan, Jason and Adam for your organisation and coordination.

Kindergarten Transition

Kindergarten transition finished this week, it was lovely to meet our new students and their families. All Kindergarten students will be completing the Best Start Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy prior to starting school on Friday 3rd February. All Kindergarten parents have received their interview date and time. Please add this important date to your calendar. We look forward to having you join our school in 2023.

 Rotary Community Service Award

On Tuesday 1st November, Gabby received an award in recognition of her hard work and commitment to her school throughout her years at Blaxland. Gabby is a kind, caring and empathetic student who has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and positive attitude to learning. Gabby is always willing to give a helping hand when needed and she has excelled in her leadership role this year. Congratulations Gabby! We are so proud of you.

School Grounds

Mr Brooks works at Blaxland Public School 2 days a week and takes great pride in maintaining the school grounds. His meticulous care and efforts around the school do not go unnoticed. Thank you, Mr Brooks!

School Veggie Garden

We have a thriving veggie garden due to the hard work and commitment of Theresa and Cecilia. Thank you for the tasty treats that you share with the classes, they are delicious. Also, a shout out to Mrs Willet and the student garden enthusiasts for your ongoing weeding and maintenance of the garden. 

Blue Mountains Public Speaking Finals

Lachlan, Sophia and Chloe represented our school yesterday at the Blue Mountains Public Speaking Final at Winmalee Public School. Unfortunately, Alice was sick and was unable to attend. We are so proud of you!

Lachlan- Highly Commended 2nd place Year 6

Sophia- Highly Commended 2nd place Year 4

Chloe- Participation Year 3

P&C Colour Run- Friday 9th December

This year, a P&C committee have been busy organising a K-6 Colour run at school on Friday 9th December. Please see the attached note for more information. 

P&C Colour Run Note

Kindly see attached note for more information

Public Speaking Finals

Term 4 COVID-smart measures for schools

 Information for parents, carers and students

Kindly read the attached document for more information.


Swim School

2023 Selective High School Applications

Kindly read the attached document for more information.

SRC News

Thank you to everyone who has supported our food drive throughout the winter months. Gateway Family Services have been thrilled to receive all of your generous donations. The SRC believe it is important to support our school, local and global communities.

At our meeting today we finalised our proposed plans for this term. We will be having a 'Christmas Giving Tree' that supports the Gateway's New Toy Christmas Drive. Gift ideas include educational toys such as books, drawing implements, Lego/Duplo and sports equipment. Any small donation would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped at the front office.

Due to popular demand, our lunchtime discos will return later in the term! We will keep you posted.

Funds raised from our earlier discos are being used to buy equipment for our sandpit to encourage imaginative play Eg dinosaurs, fairies etc.

Mrs Cooke & The SRC

School Travel - Opal Card or Travel Pass

Students who need a new Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can apply now. Kindly see the attached document for more information.

School Library

P&C News

Friday Chat and Play Continues

A reminder that Trev from Brewed Awakening will be coming to BPS Friday from 2:45 – 3:30. Please come inside the school gates to purchase your afternoon hot or iced pick me up !!  

Monday Garden Club Continues 

Please come and join the Gardening Club Monday 2:30-3:00. It is a great way to meet other parents and carers, and test out your green thumb, though no experience is required.

End of Year Celebration Colour Run!

Save the date for Friday the 9th December.  Colour run will be start at 11:40 followed by a picnic lunch at 1pm. BPS families’ welcome. BYO blanket and picnic. 

Tea Towels, Aprons, and Tote Bags

Thank you for your online orders and for supporting this wonderful BPS P&C fundraising event. Orders have now closed and production has commenced. 

In the Garden Term 4 Week 4

What a great couple of weeks in the garden. We harvested broad beans and some of the classes enjoyed broad bean dip with corn chips. If you would like the recipe, jump onto the Blaxland Public School Families Facebook page and I’ll upload it there. As always feel free to wander around the garden and see what’s growing.

At Garden Club next week, we will be preparing some of the beds for new planting, so join us on Monday 2:30-3:00, we would appreciate the company and any help.

Enjoy the photos and Happy Gardening.

Theresa (parent volunteer)

P&C Meeting

The next P&C meeting will be Tuesday the 8th November (Term 4, Week 5) via zoom.

Everyone is welcome. 

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. 

Mufti Day

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 4 Week 3

Assistant Principal Award

  • Ebony
  • Meira
  • Josie
  • Jade
  • Dave
  • Leo

ACE Awards

  • Reece
  • Xavier
  • Ryan
  • Colten
  • Dylan
  • Will


  • Penelope
  • Will
  • Leo
  • Yazmyne
  • Lewis
  • Kyle
  • Annabelle
  • Ryder
  • Thea
  • Maise
  • Ethan
  • Alfie
  • Sophie
  • Reece

Braille Writing Comp.

  • Luke

Blue Mountains Primary Schools Sports Association

  • Rys

Merit Awards


  • Roman
  • Thea


  • Taya
  • Abigail


  • Jackson
  • Bella


  • Sam
  • Charlotte


  • Emily
  • Tilly

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