Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.
Welcome to Wakehurst Public School
Information evenings are held for parents at the beginning of each year. Here teachers and parents are able to discuss aspects of individual class programs and plans for the year ahead. This is a valuable forum that paves the way for teachers and parents to work together in partnership for the benefit of each child.
The bushland areas across the front of our school and in the back corner behind the oval are remnants of the endangered Duffys Forest ecological community. This particular community only ever grew in patches across the northern beaches where there was just the right environment: ridges or nearby slopes with a richer, ironstone soil. Unfortunately, most of Duffys Forest has been cleared for roads, farming and houses. Our two pieces of bushland are only about 550 square metres in area, yet ecologists have identified 87 different native plants. We encourage both parents and students to engage with our local environment and use it as an opportunity for learning. We also have an information booklet about the plants that can be found in the forest. It contains activities for students of all ages.
Download our information booklet: Duffy's Forest information booklet for students (PDF 2077 KB)
All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.
Our healthy canteen is staffed by a canteen manager and parent volunteers. It operates at recess and lunchtime every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lunch orders are placed online for delivery to classrooms at lunchtime and children can purchase healthy snacks and drinks at the counter.
Download our canteen menu: canteen menu (PDF 287KB)
We are always looking for volunteers. Please contact the canteen if you can help out.
Using Flexischools means you don't need to fuss with coins and paper bags for your child's lunch orders from the canteen. You can prepay online using a credit card or bank account. Order any time from any computer, by 9am for that day, or well in advance, or even a standing order that will automatically repeat until you cancel or change it.
Registration for online ordering is easy: go to flexischools and register now. Enter your email and you will be emailed a link to an online form. Choose your own username and password and enter your contact details. For each child, select 'Add a Student' and follow the prompts to place an order. There is a 25c charge per order.
Our canteen manager is Kate Read and can be contacted at email email@example.com.
When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.
Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:
meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation
includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics
is appropriate for the full range of school activities
is suitable for all body shapes.
Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.
School policy, determined in conjunction with the Wakehurst Public School community, promotes the wearing by students of a school uniform to encourage a feeling of pride in themselves and a sense of belonging to the school. It assists in developing good conduct and a positive school tone. Please also note that there is a 'no hat, no play' rule enforced at Wakehurst Public School. Children who do not have their school that are required to remain in the shade.
Wakehurst uniform shop is located opposite the library in the Years 3-6 quadrangle. Opening hours are every Friday morning from 8:45am to 9:30am. We are also open extra times during Kindergarten transition and the first week of Terms 1 and 2.
The uniform shop is a sub-committee of the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) and is run by parent volunteers. It stocks both new and secondhand items with all profits benefitting the school. If it is inconvenient for you to visit the uniform shop during opening hours, please visit our new online ordering platform to completed an order and items will be delivered to your child's classroom.
If you would like to know more, please contact the uniform shop using email.
Hiring our facilities
You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring of the facility doesn't interfere with our teaching and learning programs.
We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Find out more at Using school facilities.
If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.