Padstow Heights Public School

Excellence, Care and Opportunity

Telephone02 9773 9340

What we offer

Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.

Before and After School Care

YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care are available at Padstow Heights Public School.

Mornings run from 7:00am to 8:45am. Afternoons run from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.

Vacation care operates during the school holidays from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

For more information, call 1300 009 679, or visit

School concert band

Students can learn to play an instrument and be part of our school band. The cost is approximately $200 per term and includes tutorials, instrument hire and band lessons.


Dance groups are offered at lunch times by external provider, Dance Zone Productions (DZP).

Dance groups run by staff are also offered as part of preparation for the Bankstown District Dance Festival in October each year. Dance groups included are: K-2, Years 3-6 and a Boys' Dance Group (Years 2-6).

PSSA sport teams

Padstow Heights Public School offers a variety of PSSA sports for students in years 3-6 throughout the year. These include Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, T-ball, Softball, Netball, AFL, Rugby League, Touch Football and Newcombeball. 


Bushwalking is offered to students in years 3-6 in season 2 (winter). Students participate in bushwalks in the surrounding St. George area.

Physical Education

In 2021 all classes will take part in a 10 week fitness program incorporating gymnastics and co-operative team games run by specialist provider, FitFutures.

Swimming Lessons

K-6 students have an opportunity to participate in a 10 week swimming program each year.


At Padstow Heights PS Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Ethics Education (SEE) are offered on Tuesday mornings for 30 minutes, from 9:20 – 9:50am.

Students who do not attend these classes work in another area of the school. Years 3-6 non-scripture students work in the library and Kindergarten to Year 2 students work in 1D/1H double room. Activities include quiet reading, story writing practice and work completion.

The following religious education is offered:

Catholic – Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Greek Orthodox – Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Sydney

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Islamic – Islamic Charity Projects Association

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Protestant – this scripture group is under the banner of Youthworks and is run by a cooperative group from the following churches- Anglican (Padstow); Baptist (Padstow); Uniting Church (Panania) and Church of Christ (Padstow).

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Ethics Education

In 2019, Special Ethics Education (SEE) is offered for Stage 3 and for Stage 1. We currently have two community members trained to teach the Ethics program. Hopefully these two groups will continue to be offered in 2020.

Curriculum information and information about training to be an ethics teacher can be found at :


All students at Padstow Heights are involved in STEM programs. STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Through STEM, students develop key skills including: problem solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative, communication and digital literacy.

STEM lessons include, but are not limited to: coding, robotics, design projects, group projects, science experiments and movie making.


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.

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.