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PSSA SOCCER TRAINING

Please find below the details of training sessions: NHPS Boys: Junior A & B Green (Mrs Georges) - Friday 8:30am Senior A (Mrs Georges) - Monday 3:15-3:45pm Junior A & B White (Mr Bedford) - Wednesday 8:30am Senior B (Mr Bedford) - Wednesday 8:30am NHPS Girls: Junior A & B Green (Mr Naicker) - Thursday 8:30am Senior A (Mr Naicker) - Thursday 3:15-3:45pm Junior A & B White(Miss Griffith) - Thursday 8:30am Senior B (Miss Griffith) - Thursday 3:15-3:45pm... Read more

Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

This year our school will be participating in the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for cancer. We are inviting all parents to a morning tea that will be held in the library on Thursday 24th May at 8.30am. We will be taking gold coin donations. The students will also be able to participate in this worthwhile cause during lunch time with a picnic lunch on the oval. Students are asked to bring a picnic rug/towel to sit on, picnic lunch and a gold coin donation. Please come along to not only enjoy a great morning tea but to... Read more

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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

Parent Coffee catch-up

Next Wednesday 9th may we will be hosting an informal parent catch up in the morning at 8.40am in the school hall. Come along, chat to some parents and have a coffee!... Read more

ANZAC Day Assembly

This year our ANZAC Day assembly will be held on Wednesday 2nd May starting at 2pm. We would like to invite all parents and community members to this assembly. Students are asked to bring a small bunch of flowers to add to our ANZAC display that will be on the oval. We look forward to this occasion and sharing in the tradition with you all.... Read more

CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL - Wednesday 11th April 2018

Our annual Cross Country Carnival will be held on Wednesday 11th April 2018. Venue: South Park, Charlton Ave, Chipping Norton Times: Years 3-6 and Year 2 students (turning 8 this year) start time is approx. 10.00am (departing school at 9.05am) Kindy- Year 2 (students turning 7 this year) start time is approx. 10.45am (departing school at 10.00am) Dress: Sports uniform, sensible joggers, hat and sunscreen. Students may wear house colour t-shirts. All children must travel by bus to the park. Please refer to the note that was sent home with your... Read more

School Photos- Monday 9th April 2018

School photos will be taken on Monday 9th April. Every student in the school will have their photograph taken on Monday 9th April. All children will be included in their class photo as well as individual photos, which will be used for report cards. We expect every child to be at school in summer uniform on the day. Girls: Summer chequered dress, black school shoes and white ankle high socks. Boys: Pale green shirt and dark green shorts, black school shoes and white ankle high socks. Payment can be made 3 ways: online, cash and cheque Please... 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

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

2018 Opportunity Class Orientation

We would like to congratulate students who have been offered a position in the Opportunity Class at Newbridge Heights PS for next year. Families are invited to an orientation session to become familiar with the school and to hear about the plans and programs for the 2018 class. Families will meet the teacher for this class at this session. 2018 Orientation Session Friday December 8, 2017 Session will be held in the library from 9.30 - 11.00am... 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

Newbridge Heights PS in 2017 Schools Spectacular

This year NHPS has 16 students from Years 4 to 6 performing at the Schools Spectacular at the end of November. Can I urge everyone to consider taking your family along to one of the performances. The entertainment factor and the talent of so many NSW school children in this, record breaking event, never ceases to amaze. For group or individual order under 20 tickets, access the Ticketek website http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SCHLSPEC17... 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

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