Thank you for visiting the New Lambton South Public School’s website. Our school is an exciting educational environment where children, their learning and well being is the purpose of our existence.

We claim that New Lambton South Public School is the centre of education in the Newcastle area. Geographically we are very central but in terms of opportunity for children we are at the core! Our focus on supporting children and families starts with the availability of Play Group on site as well as provision for Before and After School which is essential for many working families.

In 2012 we have 16 classes and 407 students. Children who live in the local area are given priority of enrolment, but families are welcome to apply for Out of Zone enrolments and our Enrolment Committee will consider the application.

I acknowledge that our school is built on Awabakal land and pay my respect to the Aboriginal people of the past for looking after the land so well. I particularly pay my respects to the Aboriginal children we have at our school as they and the other children at our school are our future.

To read more from the Principal, Gail Cornford, please click here


Contact details for the school are:

Telephone 02 4957 1168 or 02 4957 2368

Fax 02 4956 2458

Email - newlambtos-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Web Address - www.newlambtonsouth.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

Latest News


Kindergarten students and their families who attended our Transition to School program know their dates for attending during the first week of school in 2013 for the Best Start assessment and whole first day at school.  If you have mislaid that date or if you have forgotten please phone the school on Tuesday 29th January to be reminded.  49571168

At our school we bring in Kindergarten students in groups of about 20 for one day only in the first week of school so that we can assess and have a full day with them in a small group.  After that day, all Kindergaren students return to start as a whole year group on Monday 4th February at 10am.  We start later in the day to allow the rest of the students to get into class so that the playground is less daunting on their furst day.

Kindergarten will  have normal hours 9:25am- 3:25pm from Tuesday 5th February.

Mrs Sandra Holland is the Early Stage 1 leader and Miss Jessica Metcalfe is the Assistant Principal of Early Stage 1 - so please talk to them if you need assistance.

Welcome to our school!

OC Class 2013

Welcome to New Lambton South OC students.  Please arrive ready for school on Wednesday 30th January.  Mrs Gunness- your teacher will be looking for you around the school office from 9:15am.  Meet there and you will be assisted to join the rest of the class.

Parents will receive a note home during the first week outling the technology program and other information regarding the class. 


We have been asked by some ex-students to include photos of "old" students on our website.  If you are interested in sending in photos for display on our site please send them to Mrs Edwards as an attachment at the school email address


We wont be able to name the people in the photos but it might be fun for ex-students to browse the photos and take a trip down memory lane.


Photo Gallery

Book Week Parade - Friday 24 August 2012

We enjoyed our annual Book Week Parade. For photos, please click here.

Education Week/Mini Olympics - 2 August 2012

We celebrated Education Week with an assembly, visits to classrooms and Mini Olympics. For photos, please click here.

Grandparents/Grandfriends Day - Tuesday 29 May 2012

Our grandparents and grandfriends came to visit our school. They watched performances and visited classrooms. For photos, please click here.

Athletics Carnival - Friday 25 May 2012

Our annual Athletics Carnival was held on a very cold and rainy Friday. For photos, please click here.

Anzac Day Ceremony - Friday 27 April 2012

Assorted local dignitaries attended our Anzac Day Ceremony. For photos, please click here.

Easter Hat Parade -Tuesday 3 April 2012

Students made hats in class and paraded for family and friends. For photos, please click here.

Lap-a-thon - Friday 16 March 2012

Our lap-a-thon took place at Alder Park on Friday 16 March. For photos, please click here.

Harmony Day - Wednesday 21 March 2012

Harmony Day activities included parents bringing food or stories to school to share and a special picnic lunch. For photos, please click here.

Swimming Carnival - Friday 10 February 2012

Years 3-6 participated in our annual swimming carnival. For photos, please click here.

Bush Dance - Wednesday 8 December 2011

We celebrated the festive season with a bush dance. For photos, please click here.

Literacy Day - Friday 28 October 2011

Students participated in reading activities around the school and pre-loved books were sold. For photos from our Literacy Day, please click here.

Working Bee - Saturday 22 October 2011

Our school is looking wonderful after our working bee. Dedicated parents and staff had a great time weeding, replanting, building and painting. For photos, please click here.

Book Week Parade - Wednesday 24 August 2011

Our annual Book Week Parade was a great success. For photos, please click here.

Education Week Celebrations - Tuesday 2 August 2011

Parents visited classrooms and attended our special Education Week assembly. For photos, please click here.

NAIDOC Celebrations - Wednesday 29 June 2011

For photos from our NAIDOC Week Assembly, please click here.

Athletics Carnival - Tuesday 24 May 2011

Students participated in our annual athletics carnival at Hunter Sports Stadium at Glendale.

For photos, please click here.

Anzac Ceremony - Friday 29 April 2011

The school remembered the ANZACs and their service to our country in a ceremony in the hall.

For photos, please click here.

Peter Lewis Visit - Thursday 28 April 2011

We were extremely lucky to receive a visit from Peter Lewis, editoral cartoonist from the Newcastle Herald. Mr Lewis has been very kind to us and presented the school with the original of our map cartoon which sits on our school website and is displayed in our school. We are very proud of this depiction of who we are and it is wonderful to have the original.

For photos from his visit, please click here.

Easter Hat Parade - Wednesday 6 April 2011

Students created Easter hats and paraded for parents. For photos, please click here.

Fun Run - Friday 25 March 2011

Our annual Fun Run took place on Friday 25 March 2011 at Alder Park.

For photos, please click here.

Harmony Day - 21 March 2011

We celebrated Harmony Day on Monday 21 March. The continuing message of Harmony Day is "everone belongs". We enjoyed listening to our visitors who shared information about their different cultures. For photos, please click here.

Clean Up Australia Day - 4 March 2011

Students cleaned up our school grounds on Friday.

For photos, please click here.

Fathers Day Breakfast - 10 September 2010

We celebrated Fathers Day with our dads. Please click here for photos.

Education Week Open Day - 3 August 2010

NSW Public Schools Leading the Way - Learning for Sustainability

Parents joined classroom activities then an assembly was held in our new school hall. Please click here.

NAIDOC Week at NLSPS 2010

NAIDOC was celebrated on 29 and 30 June at our school.

For photos of our celebrations, please click here.

KOFM Visit - 16 June 2010

KOFM visited our school recently.  David and Tanya broadcast their breakfast show from our COLA.

For photos of the broadcast, please click here.

Thank You Peter Lewis

New Lambton South Public School says a big thank you to Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis in acknowledgement of his map (see above) showing clearly that we are the centre of education in Newcastle,

ANZAC Ceremony - 23 April 2010

The Friday before ANZAC day, our school gather under the flagpole to remember the ANZACs and their service to our country.

For photos of the day, please click here.

Hon. Julia Gillard Visits - 14 April 2010

Julia Gillard visited our school during the Easter holidays. She answered our school leaders questions about a variety of things.

Ms Gillard had a look at our new school hall and talked to the press. She also confirmed funding from the government for a new fence and security system.

For photos of the visit, please click here.