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Made Fresh Canteen Menu

Our canteen is open and proving very popular! Students can order delicious and healthy food from the menu. Orders must be dropped into the canteen before 9.00am. Canteen Menu (pdf 598 KB)... 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

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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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University of Wollongong Australia Learning Labs – July 2017

An Academic Enrichment Program for High Achieving Students from Yr1 to Yr6. More information about the workshops on offer and the application process can be found online at www.uow.edu.au/in2uni-myway/learninglabsyr1-yr6 Applications close Wednesday 24th May 2017... Read more

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NAPLAN Tests 9-11 May 2017

In May 2017 the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN has the support of all State and Territory Education Ministers and will assess the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools. The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child's level of achievement. Each student's level... Read more

Lismore Flood Relief Mufti Day is being held tomorrow Thursday 27th April

Dear parents and carers, To support schools and families impacted by floods caused by Cyclone Debbie in Lismore, Wollongong Public School will be joining other schools in the Illawarra area by having a Mufti Day tomorrow, Thursday the 27th of April. The SRC will be asking all students to wear mufti and bring in a gold coin donation. Thank you for your support. WPS staff and students.... Read more

Opportunity Class 2018

Dear Year 4 parents, The application process for Year 5 opportunity class placement in 2018 is about to begin. Important dates are as follows: Wednesday 26 April 2017: Online applications open Tuesday 2 May 2017: Information session being held at Wollongong Public School on Tuesday the 2nd of May, from 4.00pm in 34P classroom Friday 12 May 2017: Online applications close Tuesday 16 May 2017: Principals' processing site opens Friday 2 June 2017: Principals' processing site closes Wednesday 26 July 2017: Opportunity Class Placement Test Parents... Read more

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Harmony Day Celebrations- Tuesday, 21st of March 

Wollongong Public School is celebrating Harmony Day in a big way! Next Tuesday, the 21st of March could all students bring a small plate of international food to share with their buddy class and come dressed in their national costume or orange mufti clothes. The following events have been organised for the day: 1:10 – 3:00 International Lunch and Buddy Class Activities Students will get together with their buddy class to share an international picnic lunch and participate in Harmony Day activities. All students will need to bring a small... Read more

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Save the Date- Harmony Day Celebrations

Save the Date Tuesday 21st of March Wollongong Public School Harmony Day Celebrations Our school community will be celebrating Harmony Day on Tuesday, 21st of March. Students will be asked to bring in a plate of food to share with their class during lunch time. From 3.30pm onwards, families and friends will be invited to join the festivities! Bring a picnic rug or a few chairs and enjoy some local entertainment and a sausage sizzle. Put this one in your diary as it's not to be missed. Further details to follow.... Read more

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Dear Parents, Parent/Teacher interviews will be held in Week 8 before, during and after school. To facilitate the booking of parent/teacher interviews we will be using the School Interviews website. This website allows parents to see in real-time teacher availability, bookings and also to coordinate bookings across several teachers. Parent/teacher interviews will be 10 minutes long and take place during Week 8 (Mon, 13th March – Fri, 17th March). If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.... Read more

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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

Interested in applying for the YEAR 7 2018 ENRICHMENT CLASS at Woonona High?

Woonona High School will again have an enrichment Year 7 class in 2018 for students who are highly motivated, conscientious, and display outstanding academic aptitude. The Enrichment class is selected by the school after all applications are reviewed by a selection panel. The students in this class will be selected on the basis of their results in our Placement Test, Year 5 NAPLAN results, their involvement and performance in Primary School and information provided in the application. Furthermore, we will be communicating with the applicants'... Read more

Is your child in Y5 and would like to apply for the A.G class?

This year an Academically Gifted class will operate in a school in each of the Wollongong North, Wollongong and Shellharbour areas. If you would like more information, please click on the link below A.G parent info (docx 55 KB) Expression of interest forms due to the school office Wednesday, the 22nd of February.... Read more

Interested in attending WHSPA in 2018?

If your child is currently in Year 6 and is interested in attending Wollongong High School of Performing Arts in 2018 as part of their Visual or Performing Arts program, please download the information below. Applications close FRIDAY 4th MARCH, 2017. WHSPA Application (pdf 473 KB)... Read more

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School Pick Up Reminder

Dear parents, As we begin the New Year at Wollongong Public School, it is important to revisit the issue of dropping off and picking up students. Last year, after consultation with a parent group and discussion with the Wollongong City Council Rangers, it was agreed that Wollongong Public School will undertake a new pick up system in the afternoon, starting in Term 3, 2016. The following procedure will continue to be used at the school throughout 2017 and its implementation will be supported by the rangers who will be visiting our site... Read more

Principal's 2017 welcome

Dear Parents, I'd like to issue a warm welcome to all our students for 2017, and I particularly would like to acknowledge students who are new to our school – around 100 of you at this stage! We have 28 new students in our year 5 opportunity class, almost 60 kindergarten students and quite a few others across the school. We've had some quite dramatic changes in our staffing with Miss Melanie Paterson who relieved as principal in my absence last year obtaining a principal's position at Stanwell Park PS; Assistant principals Mr Elhage and Mrs... 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

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