EOI Forms for Students in Year 6 Moving into Year 7 Due Friday 16th March

EOI forms for students in Year 6 moving into Year 7 in a NSW Government School in 2019 are due by Friday 16th March. If we do not receive a completed EOI form we will assume your child will not be enrolling in a NSW Government High School and therefore will not be offered a placement. Please contact the school urgently if you require further information.... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

P&C Meeting - All Welcome!

The P&C will meet on Thursday evening, 15th February, in the Staffroom from 7pm. The first meeting of the year is important for a couple of reasons. Firstly, P&C membership lapses at the end of the Calendar year, so everyone needs to come to a meeting to join or renew their membership. Secondly, our AGM will be our first meeting in Term 2. All positions are spilled at the AGM. Only P&C members can nominate for positions, or vote at the AGM, so it is important that as many people as possible attend two P&C meetings in Term 1 so they... Read more

Parent Information Night - Thursday 22nd February

Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you to share aspects of their programs and class structures for the year. Whilst each term class organisation and programs will change, this overview will build your understanding about homework, class activities and behaviour expectations. This information evening is open to all parents. Each stage team will give a presentation in the hall. Individual teachers will then be available to answer questions. 6:00pm - 6.30pm Stage 3 (5/6C, 5/6 D, 5/6M) 6.30pm – 7:00pm Stage 2 (3/4 B, 3/4 F, 3/4 R)... Read more

P&C Meeting

The first P&C Meeting for 2018 will take place on Thursday 15th February at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to the staff room for the meeting. Check out our P&C page for more information.... Read more

Welcome Back!

We look forward to seeing our new and returning students for a wonderful year of learning in 2018. Students in Years 1 to 6 resume school on Tuesday 30th January. Following their Best Start interviews our Kindergarten students begin classes on Thursday 1st February. Please see the attached Welcome Back Note (pdf 62 KB) outlining key dates and times for Week 1.... Read more

Last Day of 2017

Tomorrow, Friday 15th December students are allowed to wear casual clothes. This must include closed in shoes, bucket hats and no singlet tops. Students will participate in tabloid sports involving water, Red Faces and a visit from Santa. Lunch is sausage sandwiches and toasted sandwiches for children who have pre-ordered.... Read more

End of Year Activities 2017

Our 2017 Fridge Note has been published today. The Fridge Note provides all families with a quick look guide for times and dates for our end of year activities. Please take careful note of our new program. Thursday Evening 7th December - Primary Presentation - from 6:30pm Friday 8th December - Infants Presentation - from 10:00am Friday 8th December - End of Year Concert K-6 - from 12:15pm. 2017 Fridge Note (pdf 189 KB) We look forward to celebrating another wonderful year of learning.... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

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