School Crest

The school crest is open to interpretation. It symbolises an open book. The opening to the future.

History of the school grounds

In March 2013, the NSW Government purchased the former Sydney Adventist College Strathfield campus. On 21st October 2013, the Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the name of the school ‘Marie Bashir Public School’. The school was named after Professor Bashir to honour her outstanding contribution to NSW and is a reminder that she achieved all her distinctions after being educated at public schools – from Narrandera Public School to Sydney Girls High School.

At the commencement of 2014, the school had an enrolment of 67 students.

On 26th February, 2014 Marie Bashir Public School was officially opened.

Sports Houses

All children are placed in a Sports Houses and remain in the house assigned until they leave MBPS (siblings are assigned to the same house). The house system provides a sense of belonging and a vehicle for healthy competition. The house names and colours include:

House Name










Children compete in their houses in athletics and swimming carnivals and in inter-house sporting competitions in the winter and summer sports programs. A shield is awarded to the champion house at the school’s annual Presentation Day which is held in December.

School Hours

School commences at 09:25am to 03:25pm each day. Playground supervision will start at 08:55am. It is the responsibility of parents or caregivers to provide supervision outside these times. As classes commence at 09:25am it is suggested that children arrive at school between 09:00am and 09:20am. The time before class is an important one to re-establishing friendships each day.

Morning Bell



11:10am – 11:35am


01:05pm – 01:55pm 

Dismissal (End of School Day)


Staff Development Days

Staff development days are held four times a year, on the first day of terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last 2 days of term 4. These days are set aside for the purpose of teacher professional development. They are commonly known as Pupil Free Days. Parents are requested to make alternative care arrangements for their children on these days.

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