Blackwell's other Curricular Activities include
Dance Troupe for Stage 2 & 3 students, will be organised this year by Miss Bratusa, Mrs Nowacki and Miss Raymond.
Mrs Reynolds & Mrs Robinson will run the school choir with students from grades 2-6 and she is also in charge of the mass choir involving the STEPS schools. The choir performs at our assemblies, concerts, and the STEPS concert in July 2022.
Selected students help Mr Brown keep our gardens looking nicely presented.
Unfortuately Dance Sport has been cancelled for 2022 due to COVID restrictions. Blackwell and 25 other schools in Sydney's West, hope to resume this in 2023 to participate in The Sydney Dance Sport Championships. A ballroom dancing competition for stage 2 and stage 3 students. This is an annual competition run in November and students audition and practise all year in preparation. A Stage 2 and Stage 3 team will be selected during Term 2. Our teams are always highly credited in the finals and all students enjoy the chance to participate.
Our debating team is run by Mrs Kenning & Mrs Reeves and consists of Stage 3 students. In 2019 the Blackwell Debating Team were the area's Grand Champions. This year we will be involved in a new STEPS debating group and look forward to learning new skills as our debating format will change and include our two local high schools in this adventure
NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.
At Blackwell Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesday between recess and lunch.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to where, in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Blackwell Public School:
Catholic SRE is provided by Diocese of Parramatta. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources/
Scripture is provided by the St Clair Baptist Church.
During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities including reading, private study or homework.
Special Religious Education
A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.
STEPS Book forums were also introduced as part of our STEPS Learning Community.
STEPS(St Clair Erskine Park Schools) are also involved in TOPSTEPS and STEPPING UP TOGETHER programs which operated across our 5 primary and 2 high schools.
Guitars lessons are run by Mr Farag. These lessons are run at lunchtime for interested students. We can supply guitars or students may bring their own. See Mr Farag if interested.
Mr David Adlam also runs private Martial Arts lessons through the school and assists with small selected groups of students.
Lunchtime activities such as drawing and chess lessons are offered as alternatives in our library.