Blackwell Public School

Educating for Tomorrow

Telephone02 9670 5080

Emailblackwell-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Other curricular activities

Blackwell's other Curricular Activities include

Dance

Dance will be organised sometime this term We will form a Stage 3 dance troupe with Mrs Turnball in charge.

Choir

Mrs Lockley runs 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.

Gardening

Selected students help Mr Brown keep our gardens looking nicely presented. Parents and teachers visiting always comment on our gardens which is a credit to our GA Mr Gorman.

Dance Sport

Blackwell and 25 other schools in Sydney's West, 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.

Debating

Our debating team is run by Mrs Bulluss 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

SRE

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 

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.