school history

 
 

Principals


1981-1987

Mr Bob Collard


1988-1991

Mr Shayne Feneley


1992-2004

Mr Stuart Taylor


2004-2010

Mr Peter Rowsell


2011-present

mrs kim fawcett


CONTACT DETAILS

Email:

mattpearce-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Telephone: (02) 9624 3311

Fax: (02) 9838 8520

 
 

School History




Matthew Pearce Public School was occupied in 1982 and is a landmark in the residential area it serves. It occupies a site in surroundings which until recently were rural and quiet. The area is now a busy residential district with many high-quality homes. Originally it was expected that the school would be completed in August, 1981 with the first students expected to start in September. Students mainly came from Jasper Road PS, with some students from Crestwood and Seven Hills North. Jasper Rd was very supportive in the early stages of planning for the school helping with fundraising and administrative matters.


Committee meetings of interested parties including the Department of Education and parents in 1981 discussed various issues relating to the new school. It's interesting to note that major issues included:

  1. Bullet    concerns about bus travel

  2. Bullet    the need for traffic lights at Seven Hills Rd

  3. Bullet    extensions to the guardrails on the walkway on the bridge

  4. Bullet    the existence of a barbed wire fence running along the footpath to the school

  5. Bullet    the bush track developed at the rear of the school by the APEX club of Baulkham Hills and the Local Bush Fire Brigade

  6. Bullet    school uniform decisions

  7. Bullet    canteen issues


The school patron, Mr Jack Elliott, then Inspector for Metropolitan West Region, represented the Department of Education in these early committee meetings. Mr Mick Eccleston was the President of the Matthew Pearce P.S. Parents Committee.