What Local School Playgrounds are Open During School Holidays?

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Head to your local school for a play this Autumn. During the school holidays, the NSW Department of Education is rolling out the Share Our Space program at selected schools across the region which will open up the playgrounds, ovals and sports fields for the whole community to enjoy.

Share Our Space opens participating schools to the community during the school holidays from Saturday 9 April to Monday 25 April from 8 am to 5 pm every day during the school holidays, including public holidays.

Additional signage will be in place to remind visitors to maintain appropriate physical distancing and practice COVID safe hygiene practices. 

The Department of Education’s School Infrastructure NSW unit manages the program. This involves opening and closing school gates each morning and evening. External cleaning services will be provided to all participating schools throughout the holidays and at the end of the program.

Not all schools are open. In the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter region, the following schools will be participating organised by LGA.

Newcastle LGA

Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus – gate open at Janet St – Gate 8

Carrington Public School – gate open at Young Street

Hamilton South Public School – gate open at Jenner Parade

Heaton Public School – gate open at Janet Street

New Lambton South Public School – gate open at St James Road

Lake Macquarie LGA

Arcadia Vale Public School – gate open at Short Street

Awaba Public School – gate open at Nellinda Street

Belmont High School – gate open at Henry Street Bus Bay

Belmont North Public School – gate open at Old Belmont Road

Biddabah Public School – gate open at Medcalf Street

Blackalls Park Public School – gate open at Charles Street

Blacksmiths Public School – gate open at Barooga Street

Cardiff High School – gate open at Elizabeth Street

Cardiff North Public School – gate open at Byron Street

Cardiff South Public School – gate open at Fourth Street

Charlestown Public School – gate open at Gari Street

Charlestown South Public School – gate open at Chatham Avenue

Cooranbong Public School – gate open at Government Road

Dora Creek Public School – gate open at Coorumbung Road

Dudley Public School – gate open at Boundary Street

Eleebana Public School – gate open at Glad Gunson Drive

Fassifern Public School – gate open at Miller Road

Marks Point Public School – gate open at Ashley Street

Morisset High School – gate open at Bridge Street

Maitland LGA

Bolwarra Public School – gate open at Bolwarra Road

Gillieston Public School – gate open at Northview Street

Largs Public School – gate open at Hunter Street

Lochinvar Public School – gate open at New England Highway

Maitland East Public School – gate open at William Street

Maitland High School – gate open at High Street

Maitland Public School – gate open at Olive Street

Millers Forest Public School – gate open at Martins Wharf Road

Cessnock LGA

Black Hill Public School – gate open on Black Hill Road

Ellalong Public School – gate open on Helena Street

Kearsley Public School – gate open at Allandale Street

Kitchener Public School – gate open on Richmond Street

Millfield Public School – gate open on Wollombi Road

Mulbring Public School – gate open on Water Street

Port Stephens LGA

Bobs Farm Public School – gate open on Marsh Road

Hinton Public School – gate open on Paterson Street

Hunter River High School – gate open on Elkin Avenue

Irrawang High School – gate open on Mount Hall Road

Mount Kanwary Public School – gate open on Hinton Road


Need more ideas for the school holidays? Check out our School Holiday Guide. It’s an extensive guide to school holiday events and activities in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter.

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