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This year, the Blackville Arts & Market Day will be raising money for Blackville Public School and Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS). 

In 2019, funds raised by the Blackville Arts & Market Day were split between Blackville Public School and Ronald McDonald House, Tamworth. 

Blackville Public School


Blackville Public School is a geographically isolated school located on rich farming land in the Liverpool Plains. The current enrolment of 9 students are drawn from the village and nearby farming properties. The school has a history of excellence producing confident, well rounded young people who have gone on to achieve great things. It aims to nurture lifelong learners who are never disadvantaged by their isolation. Blackville Public School is committed to providing a personalised and quality education within an inclusive and supportive environment. The school motto ‘Strive to Achieve’ is a belief that encompasses academic work, sporting successes and personal growth, all of which reflect 21st century learning.


The funds received from the BAMD enable the employment of a second staff member four days a week which reduces class size and ensures explicit quality teaching and learning addressing stage appropriate outcomes for our students.

Learn more about Blackville Public School at their website.

Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS)


TFSS is a non-government, community-based organisation that has been delivering services to families in Tamworth and surrounds (including Quirindi) for more than 30 years. TFSS offers over 21 funded programs and services that are dedicated to children, families, and homelessness. These programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Support Workers, who work with families experiencing stress or crisis in their lives, with priority given to families with younger children

  • Intensive Family Support Workers, who help families with children in Family and Community Services

  • Quirindi Supported Playgroup, which is available for any families with children under five years

  • Tamworth Homelessness and Housing Support, which has services available for men, women and families who have experienced domestic violence or who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness

  • Tamworth Youth Refuge, which supports youths who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

  • Children’s Contact Service, which provides a supervised contact and changeover centre for families experiencing high levels of conflict with separation or divorce.

Moneys raised will be put towards supporting women and their children living in the women’s refuge or who have recently left; providing haircuts for women and children, clothing and items relevant for everyday living as well items that could be used as wellbeing enhancements; and replacing all the toys in the toy room.

Learn more about TFSS at their website.

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