Our school has a long and proud tradition of excellence. Since the 1880s we have provided care, a stimulating learning environment and challenging studies for all students. Our students have gone on to reflect great credit to their school. The Eastwood community has always been close-knit, sharing the values of its school and supporting it energetically in its endeavours. We believe that this strong sense of community responsibility has helped contribute to the successes of our students both present and past. It is an inspiration to the team of dedicated, experienced, professional teachers and ancillary staff who continue to work diligently in the best interests of the children. In a world of rapid change, let us be mindful of the need to prepare children for a “preferred future”, a culture characterised by
- life-long learning
- enterprise and innovation
- caring and mutual support.
Never before has there been such an urgent need to revisit and focus on the school’s motto: “Each Can Serve“. I believe that teachers and parents together can and will keep Eastwood School at the forefront of education, which is practical and relevant, allowing children to take their future firmly in their hands. Our web site ais to provided access to information about the school as well as samples of student activities and learning.
Additional information is also contained in the Eastwood PS Information Booklet 2016.
School boundaries for enrolment at Eastwood School will be generally observed. Out-of-area applications will be assessed by the enrolment committee.
All parents/custodians of candidates for local enrolment shall be asked to produce three (3) separate items proving their residential address.
In exceptional circumstances, compassionate and welfare grounds will be taken into account in cases of out-of-area enrolment applications.
Children may be enrolled at the beginning of the school year in which they turn five years of age prior to August 1st. Documentary evidence of date of birth, immunisation and residential address is required. The enrolment of the youngest of these children should be discussed with senior school staff.
Eastwood Public School was established in temporary buildings in the 1880s for the children of railway workers. It grew to a large school with a population of over 1600 in the 1950s and remains today a very large Primary School with a current population of 860 students.
Over the years Eastwood has produced many well known past pupils. Some have carved out public careers for themselves, such as Geoffrey Robertson, who went on to become a barrister and Queen’s Councillor. He was at Eastwood Public School from 1954-1959. He was involved in debating and public speaking. Geoffrey was in the same Grade as Professor Laurie Brady, who is now Senior Lecturer in Education at UTS. Two other notable “old boys” are Dr Grahame D. Henderson and Dr Robert Lyneham, who are both local gynaecologists.
The new Auditor-General of New South Wales, Mr Bob Sendt was also an ex-pupil of Eastwood. Angela Sanderson, a former teacher at Eastwood Public School has compiled a History of the school.The history, entitled “Stories from Under the Bunya Pine” is available from the school office for a cost of $10.
Interested readers, former staff and students are encouraged to purchase a copy by phoning 9874 1600, by dropping in to the office or emailing the school.
The Uniform Shop is managed by volunteers and supplies the school’s uniform at most competitive prices. It opens every Tuesday, from 9:15am to 10:15am. Profits are returned to the P & C Association. New and used uniforms in good condition are available. The wearing of uniform is strongly supported by the community. Advice may be obtained from the Uniform Shop or the School Office as to the specifications of the uniform. More details about the Uniform Shop are available from the school P&C.
Hats/caps should be worn outdoors and joggers are permitted only with sports uniform.
Where necessary, financial assistance is available on request to the Principal from the Student Assistance Scheme.
|Tunic – summer||Grey shorts|
|White ankle socks||Blue polo shirt or|
|Black shoes||grey short sleeve shirt|
|Hat||Grey ankle socks|
|Navy pants or winter tunic||Grey long pants|
|Long sleeve white Blouse||Blue polo shirt or|
|or white skivvy||grey long sleeve shirt|
|Grey tights or||Grey ankle socks|
|white ankle socks||Black shoes|
|White polo shirt||White polo shirt|
|Blue netball skirt or||Blue shorts|
|blue shorts or skort||White socks|
|Baseball Jacket (fleecy)|
|House polo shirt|
This is a support for working parents or those preparing for a job or studying. The Care Centre in the school grounds is an independent organisation managed by an elected group of volunteer parents. Places are limited so you should contact the centre well before your need arises. Hours of operation are:
- 7.00 am – 8.45 am and
- 3.15 pm – 6.15 pm every school day.
Contact the Coordinator: Phone – 9874 2019
The school is used seven days per week outside school hours by a wide variety of organisations and individuals, all of who contribute appropriately to school or P & C funds in return for their accommodation. These include:
- Music Lessons – various instruments
- Chinese language classes (Saturday)
- Private coaching students in English and Maths
- Tamil Culture classes
- Church groups.
If you are interested in hiring school facilities, please contact the school.