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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

SAVE THE DATE!

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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 www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ocplacement... 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

NEW BUILDING UPDATE

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

MATHEMATICS FOR PARENTS

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

SCHOOL CONTRIBUTIONS

SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION FACTS (pdf 500 KB)... Read more

SYDNEY METRO NORTHWEST WORKS

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM LATE FOR SCHOOL?

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

Canteen Info for new parents

All about the Artarmon Public School Canteen Canteen: ) 9411 1425 8 Canteen@artarmonpandc.org.au Now that you've settled into the school routine, it's time to try out the Artarmon School Canteen. At the Canteen, we are committed to providing a variety of healthy and interesting food for our children. All products sold comply with the green and amber categories of the NSW Healthy Canteen Guidelines. The canteen needs 20 adult volunteers each week to provide the 900ish lunch orders per week for our kids. How do I order lunch orders? We only... Read more

Voluntary Contributions

It is that time of year again when we ask families to contribute to the resourcing of the school. The Artarmon P&C Association work diligently each year to collect the contributions and this money is passed directly to the school. The funds are used to purchase reading and mathematic resources, sporting equipment, technology resources, science and other curriculum resources. It is also used each year to pay for a Learning Support Teachers in terms 2 & 3 to assist children with their learning needs. This year an EFTPOS machine will be available... 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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