The little school house established in 1889 as Blackburn’s first school is a landmark in the local community which it has served for over 125 years. The school has a tradition of excellence and today more than ever remains imbued with a strong sense of community. The School Council, teaching staff and parents work in partnership to provide programs and a learning environment which prepares students for success in the new millennium.
Recent extensive development of our buildings has provided excellent classroom facilities with state-of-the-art networked computer work stations and a large resource centre. Located in central Blackburn the school is well serviced by public transport and easily accessed by the large car park entrance from Surrey Rd. Before and After School Care programs operate daily providing quality low cost child care outside school hours.
The grounds are spacious and well equipped with play stations, a sports oval, netball and tennis courts and an amphitheatre for performing arts and assemblies. Our students have a tradition of sporting excellence and our facilities enable them to participate to the fullest extent in athletics and competition sports programs.
Students and staff worked hard at the beginning of Term One this year to define our school values and really understand and articulate what they mean for us here at Blackburn Primary School. I would be very confident that our students could explain to you what the values are and what they mean. In 2015 we have linked a personal rewards program – Credits – to the school values as well as our school House Competition. These two programs mean that students are immediately recognised and rewarded for simply being great citizens of our school. They can contribute to the success of our House Teams through a range of activities and events, including but also other than, sport.
Beginning school can be a daunting experience. Children need an extended “settling in” period. When the school year begins the students are gradually introduced to the physical size and population of the school. They are supported with: