Blackheath Public School

A community-based school offering an outstanding education.

Telephone02 4787 8253

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

P and C news

P&C News

Hi parents and carers, this is our last message of the year! We say a bittersweet goodbye to Jane, our wonderful principal for the past 7 years. We wish Jane all the best in this new chapter of her life and give a warm welcome to Kristin who we are sure will do a fantastic job. To those parents and carers of Year 6 students we also bid a fond farewell to you and an open invitation to return at any time to our community! Wishing your children all the best as they continue their educational odyssey. Our clothes swap this past weekend saw many volunteers put in a huge effort over Saturday and Sunday - thanks again to Mel McGrath, Julie Kingswood, Ally Drinkwater, and all the generous parents who helped out on the day- our P+C thrives on this concerted communal effort! Have a happy and safe holiday period and we hope to see you all in the new year!

From our Fundraising Coordinator, Mel:

A big thank to all the volunteers that came and helped on the day of the Clothes Swap last Saturday, as well as those who donated clothes for the event. Thank you to Coles Katoomba for the snacks and thanks to David from the Blackheath Community Op Shop who gave us masses of donations and appeared like a hero to take all of the leftovers at the end of the day! 

We have two end of year raffles happening at the moment: a Christmas hamper and a Silly Season wine hamper! Tickets are $2 a ticket or $5 for 3 tickets, on sale at the Front Office and at the Presentation Days.  Both raffles will be drawn on the 12th December at 3pm. Thank you to Ali Byrne at Magically Melted and Kitty Katt cleaning for donating the items for the Christmas hamper.

Green Team

The recycling initiative headed up by Margaret Holmes and the Terracycle team has been ticking along wonderfully! Please keep sending in your recyclable items: toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, textas, milk bottle tops, and bread tags! We are excited about using the milk bottle tops for a mural in the new year- so keep them coming!

Do you know about the proposed Great Western Highway Duplication?

The RMS’ proposed highway duplication is an issue that will affect everyone in Blackheath, and our neighbours along the Great Western Highway.  It is important that everyone is informed and has the chance to have their say before the 16th December.  To find out more about the proposed options, go to                https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/great-western-highway/katoomba-to-lithgow/index.html.

P&C news and events are shared via the Skoolbag app, our Facebook page (@BlackheathPandC), on the noticeboard and in the newsletter.  Get in touch through our Facebook page or email us at            blackheathpublicschool@pandcaffiliate.org.au Order lunch from our wonderful Wholesome Kids Café,  open every day. Lunch order forms are available at the canteen, on our Facebook page and on the Skoolbag app. Visit the Uniform Shop on Monday mornings from 8.30 to 9.30am near the canteen.  Come along to our Free Breakfast Club from 8.30-8.55am daily @ The Wholesome Kids Café. Our first P&C meeting for 2020 will be on Monday, 17th February, at 7pm in the school library