Perthville Public School is hoping to upgrade its sport facilities if it successfully acquires a grant from the state government.
Twenty-six projects across the Bathurst local government area have been nominated for the My Community Project, with Perthville Public School seeking $30,000 to upgrade its sport oval.
Work would see the bumpy and rough oval flattened out and an irrigation system installed, with the new oval to help the school hosts as many of its sporting activities on site as possible.
School principal Kurt Dickson said the bottom portion of the school's oval is not the safest for students, with the lower area restricted to senior students.
"If we can get the grant, that'll help improve the oval's surface and help us flatten it out," he said.
"The bottom part of the oval is up and down and it can be a bit dangerous for kids, as they're running around on an uneven surface."
Mr Dickson said the upgrade to the oval would allow the school to host more sporting events than it currently does.
"For us, it's important for this to happen because there's no area in our village that has adequate sport facilities except at Brian Booth Oval," he said.
"We walk there for our athletics carnival and it's a 30 minute walk.
"We want to have as much sport here as possible. We may be a smaller school compared to others but we do enter PSSA and we've had Western region softball girls winners and runners-up in girls hockey.
"It's been hard for them to train when they haven't had the facilities."
The current bottom oval was historically a paddock when the school was smaller, but as it grew, so did the school's grounds and it later incorporated the paddock.
The project was originally proposed by parent Allan McDaid, who put the project forward on behalf of the school.
With 140 students enrolled at the school, an upgrade to the school oval would cater for the ever growing enrolments according to Mr Dickson.
"Our classrooms are packed," he said.
"We've got a new admin block that staff will be moving into in the next couple of weeks."