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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

SeptemberReturn to top
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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

AugustReturn to top
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

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

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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

MarchReturn to top
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

FebruaryReturn to top
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