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Birchgrove Public School

Birchgrove Public School

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Telephone02 9810 2469

Emailbirchgrove-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

About our school

Birchgrove Public School is an inner city school with a 130 year history of Public Education in the Balmain area. The staff take pride in delivering an excellent education in a warm and nurturing environment. 

Birchgrove Public School is an inner city school established in 1885, in what was then a high density housing area for workers from the mines, docks and heavy industry located nearby. With expansive harbour views the school was refurbished in 1994, maintaining its distinctive Victorian facade and interior, complete with high ceilings and circular wooden staircases, but allowing the development of all the facilities required of the modern classroom.

The school has a two unit pre-school which is part of the whole school organisation. The local area is rich in the culture and traditions of early European settlement in Australia. In more recent times, demographic changes have occurred as a result of real estate shifts - acceleration of real estate values and creation of a fluid rental market. This has required the school to respond to a greater diversity of student's needs.

Generally, it is a well-informed community with various interests in academic, humanitarian and artistic issues. The community has high expectations of student achievement.

For more information download our School information booklet (PDF 1381KB)

School tours

Tours of our school are run on the first Friday of each month that the school is open.  If you are interested in joining a tour group can you please ring the Office on 02 9810 2469 to book in. The tour begins at 10.30 am and takes approximately 30 minutes.  Please note when the school is closed for holidays the next available Friday will be the scheduled day.

Due to Covid restrictions school tours are currently cancelled.  Please contact the office to make further enquiries.