Come play this summer

Come play this summer

These holidays, school playgrounds at 42 NSW public schools will be open for neighbours and others to enjoy under a NSW Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January. You can find out which schools will be open through the Come Play pilot by visiting School Infrastructure NSW.... Read more

Dates students return in 2018

Years 7, 11 and 12 students will commence Tuesday 30th January 2018. Years 8, 9 and 10 students will commence Wednesday 31st January 2018. Sport will commence on Wednesday 31st January for students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11. Year 7 students will commence Sport the following Wednesday 7th February 2018.... Read more

Welcome Year 7 2018

Our orientation morning will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 commencing at 9:30am and concluding at 11:00pm. We look forward to welcoming parents and students into our school community.... 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

Students receiving their certificate

Aurecon Bridge Building Competition

The competition is open to years 8 and 9 students, with the opportunity to experience what it might be like as a future engineering student or a professional. On Tuesday, 1 August, year 8 students, Asmi, Georgia, Abby and I, went with Ms Ihnatko, to the Art Gallery of NSW to test out the balsa bridge we had built and designed over the past few weeks. We were given the materials by Aurecon (the people running the competition) and had to use only those to make the bridge. On judging day the bridges are load tested and assessed for visual appeal,... Read more

Students at the Elevate Young Leaders' Forum


Over two school days, Year 11 SRC members Abie, Rhys, Indiana and Sophie were given the opportunity to attend the Elevate Young Leaders' Forum at the University of Wollongong. The event allowed the students an incredible and unique chance to meet hundreds of fellow leaders from across the state. The forum featured group activities and guest speakers, including Morgan Koegel, CEO of One Girl, with an emphasis on the ability of small, independent action to make a big difference. The groups also discussed worldly issues to understand the... Read more

P&C 29th August 2017

We have organised presenters from the Alannah & Madeline Foundation who will give us a deeper insight into cyber safety. As a school we have worked with the Foundation, over a number of years, to develop our status as a eSmart school. This presentation is an excellent opportunity to update our knowledge as a school community and to reinforce some important concepts with our students. Following the Alannah & Madeline Presentation, we will all have an opportunity to participate and work collaboratively on our new school plan 2018-2020. Date:... Read more

Caringbah High School Open Day

Caringbah High School is holding their Open Day for Year 5 students and parents on Thursday 24th August from 9.30am - 11:30am 85 Willarong Road, Caringbah. Our Principal, Mr David Chapple will welcome you in our gymnasium, after which you will have the opportunity to tour our school. Students can experience our school community first hand through participation in activities held in our classrooms, as well as observing lessons at hand. As there is no parking available in the school car park we would like to suggest you use Taren Point Road as... 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

Junior Dance Ensemble

Dance Ensembles

Over the last few busy weeks of term Caringbah's dance ensembles have been lucky enough to perform across the state from Penrith to Sutherland to Ultimo at a range of dance festivals celebrating the art form. All performances went extremely well and all dancers should be proud of their efforts both on stage and in rehearsals. A special mention goes to Michael the choreographer for his commitment to the dancers and the creative concepts he has expressed and also to Mrs Northey for her dedication to the groups in her organisation.... Read more

A day out with inspirational writers

Sydney Writers' Festival Experience

On Wednesday 24 May, a group of us went to the Sydney Writers' Festival at Roslyn Packer Theatre. The writers that we heard from included Sarah Crossan, Grabrelle Williams, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and finally Jennifer Niven. All the authors were amazing to listen to – Sarah Crossan showed us how poetry is truly a something that we can all love and enjoy; Garielle Williams taught us a cool way of coming up with interesting ideas for writing stories called ‘The Nine Squares'; Yassmin's talk had us laughing so much, we could not tell the difference... Read more

World's Greatest Shave

Worlds Greatest Shave - Amazing school video

Twenty one amazing students and two crazy teachers participated in the amazing Worlds Greatest Shave at Caringbah on Friday 17th March. With four Yr 12 girls Nicole, Chloe, Erica and Cindy having shaved their heads live on the Channel 7 Morning show on Thursday, Friday was always going to be epic. With the school director Mr Mark Barraket agreeing to be a "victim" the clippers buzzed to life and the hair was flying. The school raised over $15,000 with special mentions to Patrick and Chloe of Yr 12 who raised over $4,000 and $3,000... Read more

Learning Potential

The Federal Government has put together some fantastic resources for parents to support their child's learning. The high school section has information that relates to organisation, school life balance and how to support your child in a range of subjects. There really is some great information in a simple, easy to read format. As with everything 21st Century there is also an app for your phone or electronic device. There are also sections for primary aged children as well. Follow the link... Read more

F1 in Schools National Championships

F1 in Schools National Winners

Congratulations go to our Engineering students Anton, Billy, Zac, Thomas, and Aaron for winning the following awards in the National Titles for the F1 in Schools awards. Innovation Award, Fastest Car in the pressure challenge and Outstanding Industry Collaboration Our students were required to develop a 3D CAD design car; a marketing campaign and design folio; develop connections and collaboration with local industry. Students race the cars down a 20 metre track, and over three days give presentations describing their designs. For more... Read more

F1 in Schools National Final

F1 in Schools National Championships

Our Engineering students compete at the F1 in Schools National Championships in Adelaide over four days. Day 1: Following an early morning flight, Nangamay arrived in Adelaide for the F1 in Schools National Finals. Day 1 composed of two short practice sessions, along with checking into accommodation at Adelaide Shores. The practice sessions revealed that our car would be competitive throughout the week (with a quickest time of 1.13 seconds over 20m), and provided us the opportunity to test our various Launch Energy Recovery System (LERS)... 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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2017 Open Day

Our next open day will be on Thursday 24th August 2017 9.30 am – 11.00 am. This is an information day geared towards current Year 5 students (Prospective Year 7 2019). Our Principal, Mr David Chapple, will welcome you in our Gymnasium, after which you will have the opportunity to tour our school. Students can experience our school community first hand through participation in activities held in our classrooms, as well as observing lessons at hand.... 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

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