Blakehurst Public School

A caring community school: safe respectful resilient engaged

Telephone02 9546 1555

About our school

Blakehurst Public School has been a feature of the area for more than one hundred years. Established in 1881 and opened in 1882, the school has seen many changes in its appearance and buildings. While none of the original buildings remain, there are remnants from the past visible in the school grounds.

The original dedication stone is set into the walls of the older brick buildings which were built in the 1930s in the Art Deco style, evident in the brick trim on the entrance portico and on the chimneys. Some of the original sandstone blocks form part of the garden bed on either side of the portico.

There is one remaining weather-board building, perched on the cliff overlooking the Princes Highway. A school hall, constructed in 1962 and modified again in the 1970s is extensively used by community groups. All of the remaining buildings were constructed in the period from 2002 through until 2010. The Government's Building the Education Revolution initiative supported the construction of some of our learning spaces.

We pride ourselves on offering a nurturing and dynamic learning environment to students and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with parents and the broader community. We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school, with whole school systems built on a foundation of being safe, respectful, resilient and engaged.

Blakehurst Public School is located in a bushland setting which offers students a learning environment that promotes an empathy with the local area's natural heritage. The school prides itself on being a caring, community school. At Blakehurst Public School, the development of the whole child is a priority.

The school is committed to offering a broad-ranging curriculum to ensure that all students have the opportunity to thrive and excel, regardless of their needs, backgrounds or areas of interest. Excellence is encouraged and directly supported in all facets of education and personal development.