On behalf of the staff and school council, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all children and parents of the school, and also to those beginning their association with Blackburn Lake Primary School. I am extremely proud and honoured to be this wonderful school's Principal and cherish the opportunity to assist in the development of our most precious resource - our children.
Situated next to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary we are a family orientated school with a current enrolment of approximately 522 students - this year with a 21 class structure. At Blackburn Lake PS each child is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. Just as each child is an individual with their own character and needs, so too their educational growth is unique. The teachers are committed to nurturing and developing the ability of each child through carefully planned and innovative teaching programs.
Our school motto is "Learning Together", acknowledging the importance of:
- catering for individual differences in children's ability;
- the role technology plays in the education of children;
- broad curriculum options and subject specialisation;
- innovative and imaginative programmes;
- a caring and disciplined family environment.
Students at Blackburn Lake Primary School achieve outstanding results, and programs such as Circle Time create a sense of belonging and reinforce our genuine concern for student wellbeing. In addition to this, it enables students to make a seamless transition from one year level to another.
Our students are highly motivated and are also supported by committed parents and families. Parents are encouraged, at all times, to communicate with teachers and the school leaders on issues that are of interest or concern to them.
Blackburn Lake Primary School staff are enthusiastic highly professional educators and bring a wealth of knowledge and commitment to their crucial task of guiding students towards a fulfilling and productive seven years of primary education. Our high academic achievement is a direct result of the dedicated, professional teachers who constantly provide diverse, rich, engaging and outstanding educational programs within an environment which is caring, friendly, respectful and responsive to the needs of our students.
As Principal, my door is always open to parents wishing to discuss their child's progress or anything at all related to the school. I welcome and encourage you to be involved as this is the best way to "learn together" about schooling today.