As the oldest school in Bathurst, having opened in 1853, Bathurst Public School proudly boasts a rich history of educating generations of Bathurst's children in it's iconic heritage buildings. Bathurst Public has a diverse enrolment of approximately 565 students and the school provides a culturally rich environment where students from all backgrounds can learn and grow.
Bathurst Public School's vision is one to inspire, nurture and challenge, and that is a driving force behind all programs. The school provides comprehensive academic programs that are delivered by highly skilled teachers, using research-based teaching methods.
There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities provide enrichment opportunities for students including:
- Performing Arts- dance, choir, debating, public speaking, band and circus.
- Performance opportunities- Opal Aged Care, Bathurst Eisteddfod, Sydney Opera House and Schools Spectacular.
- Sporting Opportunities - A wide range of sporting opportunities are offered. Sporting teams participate in school sport gala days and PSSA competitions, representing both the school and region across the state.
Bathurst Public School has a strong school-wide commitment to caring for students and their wellbeing. From the moment students are greeted at the gate in the morning, they are known, valued and cared for.
The school chaplain works alongside teachers, providing extra support for students both within the classroom and during playtimes. This also includes the breakfast club and homework and reading centre before-school.
Children choose between organised games, Lego club, computer lab, and library during playtimes, or they can choose to enjoy the many play areas offered across the expansive grounds, including the new community interactive garden.
Highly skilled team of teachers use evidence-based teaching strategies to implement engaging learning opportunities for students including offering laptops in every classroom to support individualised learning. An active Learning Support Team closely monitors wellbeing and learning support and enrichment programs and also coordinates outside para professionals (speech and OT) who work within the school providing intervention therapies and programs to targeted students.
From 2021, Oosh services will be offered within the school grounds, supporting our many families who seek before and after school care.