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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more


Easter Hat Parade

Easter Hat Parade!

Come and join our Easter Hat Parade...in the playground on Friday 7th April at 1:30pm...what a fun way to head off into the school holidays! Hope you can join us...... Read more


I love the flowers...

...and the parents/carers of the Balmain Public School community! If you weren't at school on Thursday, you would have missed our community getting up in front of 342 children and 15+ staff. I don't think I've EVER seen this happen before at any school...you make my heart smile!... Read more

Harmony Day

Harmony Day @ BPS...

Every year on 21st March, people celebrate Harmony Day. Harmony Day celebrates Australia's cultural diversity. It's about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Our Kindies started off Harmony Day at morning lines, with our Junior and Senior choirs harmoniously getting together to sing for us...what a beautiful way to start off the day...... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

Welcome Breakfast

Welcome Breakfast...

Friday saw our community get together for our annual Welcome Breakfast that our fabulous P&C put on...there was a great turn out! Thank you so much for your efforts...the BBQ aroma wafted throughout Balmain, I'm sure! A special THANKS must go to QE Foodstores, who supplied the scrumptious fruit...yum!... Read more

Channel 10 at BPS

Channel 10 visits Balmain Public School

On 17th January 2017, Channel 10 crew descended into the Balmain Public School Kindergarten space, interviewing Ms Ariana Davis (Kindy teacher and Early Stage One Coordinator), as well as a couple of our parents...the segment aired on the Eyewitness News that evening. How exciting!... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

Les Fleurs BPS Art Show 2016

Les Fleurs ~ BPS Art Show

Friday 16 September ~ Opening Night ~ Grown Ups Only ~ 7pm onwards Buy tickets and pre-purchase your child's artwork online at www.flexischools.com.au Saturday 17 September ~ Family Fun Day ~ 11-2pm... Read more

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

NAIDOC week was acknowledged in the school holidays between 3rd and 10th July 2016. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigine Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is celebrated by all Australians. This year's NAIDOC theme is, Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. In order to celebrate NAIDOC Week at Balmain Public School, we are asking all students to find a Dreamtime Story to share with their buddy. A special assembly will be held on Friday 22nd July during morning lines and 'Buddy' time will take place directly after that. Parents are... Read more

Welcome to Term 3!

A huge welcome back to our wonderful Balmain community. We hope you've had a nice relaxing break and are ready to share your exciting holiday experiences with us. We've had a few new families join Balmain Public this term, so we'd like to extend a special welcome to them too. It's going to be a busy term with lots of learning. Have a great term everyone!... Read more

Athletics Carnival 30th June 2016

The school's Athletics Carnival will take place on Thursday 30th June 2016 at Birchgrove Oval. Please make sure you have returned your permission note, in order to attend the event. It will be an exciting day of track and fields events, as well as novelties for K-2. Parents and Carers are warmly invited to attend and assist us on the day. Thank you to Mr Baumann for organising the event. Fingers crossed that the rain stays way.... Read more

Music Concert Monday 27th July 2016

The school's music concert will take place in the school hall at 6:30pm on Monday night. A huge thank you to all involved in the planning, including teachers and parents. Most importantly, thank you and congratulations to all the students involved. Well done on your efforts. We are all looking forwarding to the evening.... Read more

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Parent Online Payments

Payments can now be made using either Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card. You will need to click on Make a payment within the orange tab above. It will take you to the secure Westpac payment page. When you access Make a payment, you MUST enter the student's name and date of birth. These details are entered each time you make a payment, as student information is not held within the payment system. No student's details are given to Westpac. As a consequence, payments for each child need to be made separately. You must also enter details... Read more

Skoolbag Smartphone App

Skoolbag Smartphone App Our school now has our own Skoolbag Smartphone App which we will be using to send you important information. Please install it by searching for our school name in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. You can also click the button below to view the Skoolbag Communication Centre which contains all of the content that we put in our App.... Read more

Pulse performance

PULSE - Stage 3 Performance

PULSE...is almost upon us! Stage 3 - 4/5 Current, 5 Learntils, 6 Mustard and 6 Nice Lentil Soup - have been busily rehearsing with Ms Biggins and Ms Conner throughout Term One. Stage 3 parents and friends are welcome to come and join us in the Hall, on Wednesday 6 April, at 1:30pm. A gold coin donation is greatly appreciated - all proceeds will go to Stewart House and The Smith Family.... Read more

Year 5 Opportunity Class placement in 2017

The application process for Year 5 opportunity class placement in 2017 is about to begin. Important dates are as follows: Tuesday 26 April 2016: Online applications open Friday 13 May 2016: Online applications close Wednesday 27 July 2016: Opportunity Class Placement Test Parents will be able to access the online application at www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ocplacement.... Read more

Cross Country Carnival Thursday 24th March 2016

The Balmain Public School Cross Country Carnival will be held on Thursday 24th March 2016 at Mort Bay Park Balmain. The students will be leaving school at 9:00am and plan to walk to the course by 9:30am. We plan on returning to school by 12:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for ALL students in Years 3-6. Any students in Year 2 who are turning 8 in 2016 are invited to participate. We need parent helpers to act as markers throughout the course, so if you are available on the day it would be greatly appreciated. Remember to bring plenty of water and... Read more

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