Balgowlah Heights Public School

Excellence and Opportunity

Telephone02 9948 2225

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

About our school

The school's vision is to promote excellence in learning and provide enriching opportunities to build the foundations for success in life. We recognise that students' have their own skill sets, aptitudes, aspirations and prior knowledge and provide them with opportunities to achieve their personal best. We work together to ensure every child has a positive, happy and rewarding school experience. Parents and teachers are genuine partners in the learning process; ensuring students are encouraged to participate, strive to achieve their personal best, to be considerate and supportive of others, to be resilient and to value the pursuit of knowledge.

The school features a committed staff supported by an involved parent community. The school recognises that good discipline and effective learning, in the context of partnership between parents, teachers and students, must be based on mutual respect and high level communication. Each member of this partnership should support the decisions and responsibilities shared by the others. At Balgowlah Heights Public School all students, staff and parents are expected and encouraged to develop a learning environment that is supportive, challenging, safe and based on mutual respect and procedural fairness. The school's mission statement has been revised in 2000 to reinforce our continued commitment to the following: Teachers, Pupils and Parents work together at Balgowlah Heights Public School with mutual respect. In a caring environment with staff that are receptive to changing curricula, students achieve their personal best.

Term dates

Term 2: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3: Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4: Monday 14 October to Wednesday 18 December

NSW public holidays

Christmas Day: Wednesday 25 December

Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December