Balgownie Public School

Living and Learning

Telephone02 4284 4245

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

About our school

Welcome to your friendly local school

Balgownie Public School is an excellent school where quality teaching and learning occurs in a positive, caring environment. Our priorities are literacy, numeracy and engagement.

Our staff are dedicated, highly skilled, caring professionals who are deeply committed to ensuring that all our students reach their potential. We cater for individual differences through quality educational programs.  

We are a welcoming, friendly school community and have strong relationships with parents and carers. Parents are actively involved and all families are warmly welcomed in the school.

We provide an extensive variety of enrichment activities to enhance the learning of our students.

These include:

  •  Environmental education to foster responsibility including a kitchen garden, recycling centre,  composting and whole school recycling of all rubbish.
  •  Creative and Performing Arts to develop creativity including Southern Stars, dance, choir and musical activities.
  •  Exciting learning through Premier's Reading and Spelling Challenges, public speaking competitions,  Murder Under the Microscope and Online Webquests. We have excellent excursions and visiting performers.
  •  Sport for health and fitness. Competitions in cricket, netball, touch football, AFL, and basketball. Successful carnivals occur and students can participate in our annual School Swimming Scheme.

School spirit is celebrated through socials, fun days, Education Week and Grandparent Days.  Ceremonies mark important Australian traditions: Anzac and Remembrance Day, NAIDOC, Reconciliation Week and Harmony Day.

At Balgownie Public School we pride ourselves on our excellent programs that promote self belief, resilience, citizenship, respect and responsibility. Our students have a high reputation for outstanding behaviour.  We have peer support strategies that encourage friendship and caring. The School Representative Council and Leader programs foster leadership and decision making in students of all ages. We develop confident, articulate students with skills for life through a comprehensive Kindergarten Orientation program and close links with the local high school.

We are proud of our achievements, our students, our community and our staff. I am very proud to be a part of a wonderful educational team that serves the Balgownie community and happily welcome you and your family to join us.

Aloma Stewart

Principal

Balgownie Public School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school situated 5km from Wollongong. The school motto, "Living and Learning", provides a focus for students to develop skills at their own stage of development in a current setting. A reputation for high standards in academic achievement and student excellence is maintained. Community involvement is evident in the running of a museum by local community members who are ex-students of the school.