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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

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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

100 days

100 days of Kindergarten

Congratulations to our Kindergarten class for completing 100 days of learning. To celebrate Mrs Lanesbury has organised a wonderful day with every activity based around the number 100. Students have dressed up in "Old People" clothes and are enjoying this great milestone.... Read more

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Will Mayne competes at Eastern Creek

Congratulations to Will Mayne for his selection in the North West Team to compete at the State Cross Country Trials.This is an outstanding achievement. Well Done... Read more

Adam Marshall visits our Wider than Gwydir Group

This Friday Warialda Public School will play host to a very important guest, Mr Adam Marshall Member for Northern Tablelands. Students are looking forward to asking Mr Marshall some very interesting questions and listening to the journey he took to find his chosen career.... Read more

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Will Mayne to run at Eastern Creek

On Friday last Will, Ellie and Ally travelled to Coolah to contest the field of runners all competing for a position on the North West side to run at Eastern Creek in July. Will had a fantastic run placing 6th from a massive field and will now train for the State event. Congratulations Will and well done to Ally and Ellie on your outstanding effort.... Read more

Charlie Horn to wear the North West Rugby Jersey

On Monday Charlie travelled to Tamworth to play in the North West Rugby Trials. Charlie was selected to play in the North West team at State level in mudgee later in the year. Congratulations to Charlie on your tremendous effort.... Read more

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Soccer Teams play well in Bingara

Two teams ventured to Bingara to play in the PSSA Soccer competition returning home with new friends and new skills. The boy's team played well but were defeated 2-0 whilst the girls had a draw resulting in a count back which placed them runners up. Congratulations to Mrs Digby for your coaching skills, the students who played beautifully and were a credit to their school and to the parents who assisted with transportation.... Read more

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Anzac Day

Over 40 students honoured our war veterans on Anzac Day marching with pride. Our school captain Lucy Lockyer spoke beautifully at the service along with the captains and leaders from other schools.... Read more

Armidale Swimming

Our Zone Representatives travel to Armidale

18 students will travel to Armidale on Monday to compete against other zones in the region at the North West PSSA Swimming Trials. Congratulations are extended to this very talented group. Swim fast and have fun.... Read more

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WPS represent at Zone Swimming Carnival

Over 30 of our students will travel to Inverell tomorrow to compete at the Zone Carnival. Congratulations and good luck in gaining selection at the next level.... Read more

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