Northbourne Public School is located in Marsden Park, a suburb north west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Blacktown government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The school is built on Darug land of the Aboriginal people. The suburb takes its name from Samuel Marsden (1764-1838), a landowner in the area.
Our students are at the centre of all our decision making. Learning is a partnership with the school, parents, carers and other members of the community, all of whom have a role to play in nurturing the love of learning needed for success at school and in life. We are committed to preparing and inspiring students to be leaders of their own learning that will help them to collaborate and use critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems and become mindful global citizens.
The tree symbolises lifelong learning and belonging that enables all curious learners to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Together, we continue to grow our knowledge and develop personal values and attributes such as resilience, honesty, empathy, responsibility and respect for others.
The North symbol represents our own journey as we navigate in the direction of True North. It is underpinned by the learner’s aspiration to be a leader of their own learning.
The flowing river symbolises Wianamatta or South Creek. Wianamatta is an Aboriginal word of the Darug language, meaning 'mother place'. The coordinates are 33°48′55″S 150°46′04″E. The creek flows generally north, joined by seventeen tributaries including Marsden Park and Shanes Park.
Our school motto - Curious Minds…Bright Futures is underpinned by our vision and purpose.