Blue Gum Community School Hornsby is an exciting new independent co-ed school opening Term 1 2022 for children in Preschool and Primary School (Kindergarten to Year 2). After School Care and School Holiday Programs will also be available.
Blue Gum represents a new and hopeful choice for families in and around Hornsby open to re-imagining a more creative approach to education while still achieving NSW curriculum mandated outcomes. Blue Gum is designed as a place where young children can’t wait to explore every day – from the beauty and intrigue of the school’s location on a Heritage-listed and protected estate to its proven ethos based on 20+ years serving children and their families in Canberra. At Blue Gum students are equipped to be confident learners, communicators and collaborators. Highly qualified Blue Gum educators place rich learning encounters, creativity, exploration, collaboration, relationships and joy at the centre of every day.
Small by design, with a maximum of 80 children per year, no child is ever overlooked at Blue Gum. It welcomes diversity and celebrates multiple perspectives. High teacher-to-child ratios ensure rich relationships can be established with every child and their family. In Preschool, two educators work with groups of up to 16 children (which is high compared to the NSW state-mandated 2:20 ratio); and four teachers work alongside up to 48 children in K-2 providing a 1:12 ratio of educators to Primary students at Blue Gum.
- Ages: Preschool – Year 2
- Gender: Co-ed
- Religion: Secular
- Boarding: No
- Extracurricular activities offered: Music, the arts, outdoor education and languages are all incorporated into their daily programs in both the Preschool and the Primary School.
- Transport Options:
- Walk or Train: Families can walk to school from home or from Hornsby train station. The School is an easy 800m walk from Hornsby Train station.
- Cycling: A bike rack is provided at the school where children can safely leave their bicycles for the school day.
- Car: A circul