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Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Meningococcal Fact Sheet

Meningococcal disease can lead to serious illness. Infants, small children, adolescents and young adults are most at risk. Early treatment is vital. Please read this Meningococcal Fact Sheet (pdf 182 KB) for more detailed information.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Year 7 & 9 Geography Assessment Tasks

Year 7 Geography Assessment Task 2:Place and Liveability Part 1 to be sighted by class teacher by Friday Week 1 - 4th May Part 2 to be sighted by class teacher by Friday Week 2 - 11th May Entire Assignment due Friday Week 3 - 18th May Year 9 Geography Assessment Task 2: Sustainable Biomes Due Friday Week 2 - 11th May... Read more

School Based Vaccination Program 2018

Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program. In 2018 the following vaccines will be offered: YEARS VACCINE NUMBER OF DOSES Visit 1 Year 7 15th March Human papillomavirus (HPV9) vaccine – 1st 2 doses at least 6 months apart Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine Single dose Visit 2 Years 10 2nd August Meningococcal ACWY vaccine Single dose ... Read more

Year 10 Science Student Research Project

All Year 10 students have been issued with their first Science assessment task for the year. It is a Student Research Project(SRP) in which students design, plan, conduct and report on a scientific investigation they perform at home. Assessment details: Planning sheet due: Tuesday 6th March Due date: Wednesday 4th April. Week 10 Weighting: 15% Students are encouraged to seek assistance from their Science teachers if they need help with their SRP.... 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

Year 8 Science Student Research Project

All Year 8 students have been issued with their first Science Assessment Task this week. It is the Student Research Project, where each student plans, conducts and reports on an experiment they conduct at home. This assessment is due on Wednesday 21 March... Read more

School Photos 2018

School photos for 2018 will be on Tuesday 13th February. A catch up day will be on Tuesday 20th February. Please bring money on the day for the photographers in the envelopes that have been provided.... Read more

Updated Information for Year 7 2018

The following information addresses the unanswered questions asked at the conclusion of the Parent Information Session on November 28th. School Start Dates: January 29th – Staff Only January 30th – Year 7 students and Year 10 Peer Leaders January 31st – All staff and students Bus Passes Upon completion of the online form Forster Buslines will send bass passes direct to the applicants postal address. Other companies that have a small client base at Forster Campus such as Eggins Bus Company will send bus passes directly to the school. Students... 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

PARENTAL CONCERN

As explained to students last Friday, the girl's toilets will be locked during class due to the damage that has taken place in class time. All toilets are open before school and during recess and lunch when no repair work is taking place. Toilet facilities are available at the front office during class time. No One has been denied access to toilet facilities. As explained to students this is a temporary message until all repairs have been satisfactorily completed.... 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

Payments

From 4:00 pm this Friday 25 August 2017, parents and carers will be unable to make online payments via the school website due to a system upgrade. This service will be available again from Wednesday 6 September 2017. EFTPOS payments: We will not be able to accept EFTPOS payments between 30 August 2017 and 4 September 2017. Please ensure that you have made any outstanding EFTPOS payments before 30 August 2017. From 5 September 2017, EFTPOS payments will be accepted as before. Cash and Cheque Payments: Between 30 August 2017 and 4 Septemeber... Read more

Tell Them From Me - Parent Survey

This Term, our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parents' and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and staff, activities and practices at... 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

Term 3 Sports Selections

Terms 3 Sports Selections (docx 68 KB)... Read more

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