Camden South Initiatives

2017 Turning Point Christmas Hamper Collection

 It was a privilege to be able to take our Prime Minister Jim Beckinsale, and Deputy Prime Minister Jessica Gillies, to deliver an overwhelming amount of food and back to school supplies to Turning Point last December.They were very grateful for our efforts and we look forward to continuing to support the fabulous work they are doing next year.

The enthusiasm demonstrated by our students and the awareness raised about ways we can make a difference in our community were very heartening. We would like to sincerely thank all of those families who contributed and wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe and relaxing holiday break.

For more information about this agency check out the following website and find out about the many services it offers.

2017 COLA Upgrade

2017 ANZAC Commemorative  Garden

If you have visited the school lately, you may have noticed the garden areas outside the library. It was wonderful to receive the news that our school had been successful in receiving funding from the NSW Government Veterans Affairs ANZAC Community Grant. This enabled us to complete the garden in time for our ANZAC service. During this service, we honoured those who had served our country, with a particular reference to our indigenous servicemen and women.

Ms. Wickham worked tirelessly with students to create the stunning indigenous totem poles that made up a major part of this commemorative garden. While students attending our “Big Kids Club” in the library at afternoon tea, worked together under the guidance of Mrs McDonald, to sew poppies as part of the tribute. The commemorative garden will be a feature used in future services.

2015 Garden Upgrade

This year saw the upgrade of our playground with the fantastic addition of our new “quiet”outdoor play area.  Many of our students are enjoying this new facility at lunch and afternoon tea. It is also great to see classes using the area as an outdoor learning space. A big thank you to Mrs Baverstock for her hard work in planning and initiating this wonderful playground.

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2015 Canteen Upgrade

Rose has a definite skip in her step this week as she moves from her temporary workspace back into her newly refurbished canteen. The canteen looks fantastic and will certainly allow Rose the space to continue to provide healthy lunches and snacks to the school community.

 2014 Car Park

Upgrades to the main front car park have been completed during the 2013/2014 summer school holidays. This has made the drive into the front office more pleasing to the eye and improves the view of our school from the road. The entire car park is now either concrete or asphalt and we are able to cater for parking for an increased number of vehicles.

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Landscaping has also been completed with a number of Agapanthus Lillies planted along the new concrete path.

January, 2014


Retaining Wall

Over the first few weeks of our 2014 new school year, construction has been taking place on the back oval and retaining wall. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of our school community, the 2013 Camden South Public School Fete raised the funds for shade to be placed over the outdoor seating and retaining wall. The roofing and shade has now been completed.

Students will now have the option of sitting under the shade during playtimes on the back oval and they will have a place to shelter if it is raining. This facility will also serve as a much needed extension to our teaching and learning space as it will also be used as an outdoor learning area.

This very welcome addition to our school facilities will enable us to provide shaded and comfortable seating for the many school events and presentations that are conducted every year at Camden South;  such as Grandparents Day, Easter Hat Parade and Book Week Parade. The retaining wall provides three tiers of elevated viewing for sport activities as well as a raised stage area which can be used for assemblies, presentations and performances.


The retaining wall and performing platform has been funded by the Department of Education and Communities and has already been used for some very important celebrations  by our school community. The roofing and shading has been funded by money raised from last year’s highly successful school fete in October. Many thanks to the fete organising committee, staff and students of Camden South who have made this construction possible.

February, 2014


Time Capsule

On Wednesday 25th May 2011 the 50th Anniversary Time Capsule was buried to mark the opening of the school in May 1961. The school’s Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and one representative from each class was involved in the ceremony. The capsule was placed under a labelled paver so that it can be successfully opened in 2036.

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