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: Read more

Building Works

There will be some major disruptions to the school site from now until the end of term. We will be coordinating with staff and the builder to ensure school programs can proceed as normal. Thursday 2/11 – new fencing will be erected on the synthetic grass area to allow the removal of the demountable on McMillan Rd and relocation of the site sheds. These fences will remain for the rest of term. Thursday 2/11 – a section of McMillan Rd footpath will be dug up to relocate services for the new buildings. Friday 3/11 – footpath and gate leading to... 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

Cyber Safety Booklet

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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


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2018 Kindergarten

Artarmon Public School Orientation Program for 2018 Kindergarten Students Open Morning Education Week Thursday 3 August 2017 commencing with the school musical groups playing from 8.00 am in the primary playground. Open invitation to all parents/caregivers. School Tours Open invitation to all parents/caregivers. School Tours start at 8.30 am from the Office in McMillan Road on the following dates: Thursday 10 August 2017 Tuesday 5 September 2017 Wednesday 18 October 2017 Kindergarten Orientation 1 Wednesday 30 August- Parents & Children... Read more

Opportunity Classes

Opportunity Classes cater for highly achieving academically gifted students in Year 5 and 6 who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. Opportunity Class schools help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate levels. Please see the application information for Year 4 students 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


Following Willoughby Council Approval of the Development Application for the School's new Homebase Block/Library and Hall on 24 May 2016, Department of Education & Communities (DEC) released the Request for Tender for the Head Contractor on 30 May 2016. The Tender period finished on 15 July 2016 and DEC have received high quality and comprehensive responses from all companies who have bid for the project. The project team are currently evaluating the responses from the market and are very much looking forward to announcing appointment of the... Read more


Exploring Maths (pdf 5183 KB) Maths Strategies (pdf 118 KB) Maths Games (pdf 399 KB) Mathematics Presentation (pptx 2203 KB)... Read more




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McMillan Rd and Abbot Rd students : Parents should bring me to the school office on McMillan Rd to be signed in Barton Rd students: If I am with a parent or carer I can go straight to the Barton Rd office to be signed in If my bus or train was late I must go to the McMillan Rd office so I can be escorted to the Barton Rd campus PARENTS BRINGING THEIR CHILD TO SCHOOL AFTER THE 8.55AM BELL MUST BRING THEIR CHILD TO THE OFFICE TO BE SIGNED IN... Read more

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