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Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

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Sydney Excursion

Biennale Excursion

On Thursday the 31st of May, 6OC and 5OC, attended the Art Gallery of NSW and the Royal Botanical Gardens for the Biennale exhibition. It was heaps of fun and we got to ride a train to Central, then we walked to the Art Gallery. We had a look around the Australian Art area and the young Archibalds, which were fantastic considering the age of the young artists, some looked photographic! After that, we had lunch in the Royal Botanical Gardens, had a little run around and met some nosy ibis birds! We even got to get a photo in front of the... Read more

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Debating teams

Premier's Debating Challenge

On Wednesday the 23rd of May, Wollongong Public School were represented by 8 debating students. Our two teams, the Radical Rebutters and Daring Debaters went to Towradgi Public school for the first round of the Premier's Debating Challenge. Both teams were successful in winning their debates with the topics: Arts and Music classes should be replaced with more Maths and Science and; We should ban all tests in primary school. Thank you to Miss Wilson for organising the debate and to all of the parents for taking us to and from the debate.... Read more

Students having breakfast

Walk Safely To School Day

Today is Walk Safely to School Day, and this morning Ms Yacoub, our Community Hub Leader, and a large team of helpers provided breakfast for students and parents who walked with their children to school to raise awareness of road safety. The morning was a great success, not just because so many families took part in the walk, but also took the opportunity to chat with other community members while they ate. Given that this is one of the main aims of our Community Hub, to bring parents into the school, the day has been an outstanding success.... Read more

da Vinci competitors

Regional da Vinci Decathlon 2018

On the 9th of May, we went to Illawarra Christian School to participate in the Regional Da Vinci Decathlon. A decathlon is an event with ten different activities. The ten activities would normally be sports, but we were competing in an academic decathlon. The topics we did were: English, Maths, Science, Cartography, Ideation, Art & Poetry, Engineering, Creative Producers, Codebreaking, and General Knowledge. Our team consisted of Rafael Rutherford, Will Brown, Alex Ramirez, Rahil Shaikh, Nina Zhang,, Evie Neill, Davina George and Freja... Read more

Cross country participants

District Cross Country

On May 4th, Central Wollongong held its District Cross Country at Kembla Grange, Dapto. It was an incredibly fun day, although it was quite windy. Wollongong P.S. brought along a great team full of spirit and encouragement for each other. Everyone ran their hardest, cheered each other on and celebrated a great day together. Congratulations to everyone who ran their best on the day. You all made Wollongong PS proud. We are thrilled to announce that Harmony Ralph, Jack Roberts and Cooper Wakeford (who all achieved fifth place in their races) and... Read more

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

Buddies working together at school


The adorable buddies of the Stage 3 children have only just begun their school lives. From the smiles on their little faces it is clear that they are thoroughly enjoying the experiences and opportunities which their buddies are offering them. Their journeys at this school are sure to be productive and happy! Rowan Knight and Kaia Wong - 6OC... Read more

ANZAC Day ceremony with school leaders

ANZAC Day Ceremony

On Tuesday, 1st May, Wollongong Public School held its annual ANZAC Day ceremony. Oscar, Maeve, Ava and Cooper led the ceremony with dignity and pride. Doug Johnston from Wollongong RSL attended as our guest speaker delivering a moving speech on his reflections of what ANZAC Day meant to him. Throughout the ceremony all the students, from Kindergarten to Year 6, remained respectful as they reflected on the significance of ANZAC Day. All students are to be commended for their outstanding behaviour throughout the ceremony and a big thank you to... Read more

The Wollongong Public School P&C is fundraising through the Entertainment Book!

Support Wollongong Public School - Order your 2018 | 2019 Entertainment™ Book now! Get your copy today as an app on your phone. Follow the link below and start saving! The Entertainment™ Book gives you access to thousands of up to 50% off and 2-4-1 offers from many of the best restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotels, travel and much more! Please feel free to forward the link to friends and family! You can even buy Entertainment Books as gifts for Mothers Day and Birthdays. We appreciate... Read more

Opportunity Class Selective Test - Year 4 students

The Opportunity Class selective test registration is now open online. - Applications close on 18th May 2018. The selective test will be conducted on 1st August 2018. For parents who are new to the process, a short information session is being offered at 3:15pm on Friday 11th May, in the hall at Wollongong Public School.... Read more

Mother's Day Stall

Our Mother's Day stall will be held next Friday, 11th May. We still need donations of gifts so that every child will have an opportunity to buy something special for their mum. Gifts range from $2 to $10 and can be left at the office. We thank you for your support.... Read more

Principal's Welcome Message 2018

Dear Parents, Welcome to 2018 at Wollongong Public School. For many of you, it is welcome back, for a considerable number of families it is welcome to your new school, and I trust that you will enjoy your time here with us. We begin the year with quite a number of new faces on our staff, as a number of positions were permanently filled, which has meant that some of our temporary teachers have moved on to gain positions in other schools. We welcome as new permanent teachers Miss Laura Lopez (Year 2 teacher), Mrs Sarah Critoph ((Year1-2... Read more

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Paper Planes

Your browser does not support the video tag. Wollongong Public School students Jake and Girish are firm friends who share a passion for paper planes. Their friendship and passion is captured brilliantly in Paper Planes, the latest film in the Illawarra-based multicultural documentary series U & Me. Paper Planes was launched as part of Multicultural March and in the lead up to Harmony Day and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. "It is a wonderful short film about the friendship... Read more

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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