Balgowlah Heights Public School

Excellence and Opportunity

Telephone02 9948 2225

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

Volunteering at school

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.

You can help by:

  • listening to children read in the classroom
  • volunteering on sports days
  • helping supervise excursions
  • getting involved in fundraising activities
  • joining school committees.

Bushcare group

The Boardwalk Area - A Safe Bushland Haven for Our Children & Other Wild Animals

Most of us have walked the beautiful boardwalk in the eastern campus, but may be surprised by just how diverse this pocket of nature within our school is.

 

Full of native trees and bushes, the nature reserve is a feeding and breeding ground for many native animals. The usual suspects aside (rainbow lorries, noisy minors, kookaburras, magpies), an astonishing range of birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals visits or lives within our bush. It is thanks to this reserve that a family of tawny frogmouths can sometimes be spotted around the school grounds. And for many children (and adults too) observing active possum dreys along the boardwalk has been a first time and very rewarding experience.

 

Teachers use this area as an outdoor classroom for a number of subjects. Apart from nature studies, students engage in writing, art, bush tucker lessons and science classes in this peaceful outdoor setting.

 

Our newly formed parent bushcare group removes invasive weeds and prepares areas for the classes to plant species indigenous to our local area. The group meets every first Friday of the month from 9-11am at the boardwalk on the eastern campus (unless announced otherwise in the newsletter) and we finish with a morning tea. No prior experience is necessary. At present the bush regeneration company AAM&R teaches us bushcare techniques and we learn as we go. Please sign in at the Admin Office on the western campus and bring gloves and a weeder/trowel/knife if possible.

 

Everyone is welcome (also friends, grandparents and other relatives). Please contact Ann-Charlott Paduch on acpaduch@mac.com if you need any further information.

Uniform store

The uniform store is run by a paid staff member with the help of volunteer parents from the school community.  A modest sum of money is donated to the P&C each year to fund important projects for the school.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Loretta at: bhpsuniformshop@gmail.com