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T4 Gaz

Term 4 Gazette

Looking for some exciting holiday reading? Be sure to check out our exciting Term 4 Gazette. WPS Gazette (pdf 10084 KB)... Read more

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Happy Holidays

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period. Students return January 30, 2017.... Read more

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WPS in the News

Check out our UOW Science Fair Winners online. https://smah.uow.edu.au/sciencefair/index.html … …. Thanks to 97.3 ABC Illawarra for the interview.... Read more

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WPS in the news

Be sure to read the article about our students winning the Year 5 category of the National History Challenge http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4324523/wollongong-students-award-winning-research/... Read more

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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

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2018 Selective High School Information

For more information go to: https://schoolsequella.det.nsw.edu.au/file/eafa8804-3a28-4730-9fc0-0ee49dd90f83/1/SHS-application-information.pdf... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
Science Fair

Stage 3 Science Fair

Thank you to all of the wonderful parents for joining us as part of the WPS Stage 3 Science Fair last week. It was a fantastic afternoon and our students appreciated the opportunity to share their research, experiments and investigations with so many engaged and interested parents and carers. We are now looking forward to 2017.... Read more

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The Partners in Learning Parent Feedback Survey

Until the end of Week 2 in Term 4 (October 21), our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student well-being and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parents' and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers... Read more

Crazy Hair/ Pizza Day

Crazy Hair & Mufti- Peacekeeper Fundraiser- Thursday 22nd September We would like everyone to support Year 6 and join the fun! Wear crazy hair and mufti to school. As always, for safety reasons, you must wear sensible shoes. Please bring a gold coin donation to contribute to Year 6 end-of-year activities and departing gift to the school. Pizza is also available for lunch on Thursday 22nd September * Ham & Pineapple * Cheese & Garlic $2.00 per slice Order forms can be found in the 'notes' tab Please take your orders to the office by Wednesday... Read more

Stage 3 Canberra Excursion

We will be departing Wollongong Public School at 7.20am on Thursday the 8th of September It is expected that everyone will be at school by 6:50am as the roll will need to be marked and baggage loaded. We will be returning at approximately 7.00pm on Friday the 9th of September. We ask that parents do not park in the bus zone. Communication: If you wish to contact your child, you can call the school office during school hours on 4228 9120 and leave a message that will be passed on. If there is an emergency and you need to speak to your child... Read more

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District Athletics Carnival

A great start to the district Athletics Carnival with 32 students representing WPS in various events. So far we have received numerous places in both track and field events. Looking forward to tomorrow when our students take part in the 100m races. Full details to come.... Read more

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Education Week 2016

Education Week is a celebration of public education. Education Week 2016 will be celebrated from 1 - 5 August. The theme for Education Week 2016 is 'Shared stories, better learning, stronger communities'. Join us on Friday the 5th of August at WPS to celebrate public education. We will be having open classrooms from 12.15pm and then an outdoor picnic from 1.00pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.... Read more

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School Pick Up Changes

After consultation with the parent group on Friday 24 June 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. We understand that this new process will take some time to get used to, but if we continue to work together in a constructive manner, we will have a pick up system that will enhance the safety of all our students. The following procedure will be used at the school and its implementation will be supported by... Read more

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Lord Mayor visits

At the assembly today, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery visited WPS to present Miss Paterson with a 200 year medallion to recognise our contribution to the history and identity of Wollongong. The Lord Mayor spoke about different cultures living within the area and how our school has welcomed families to the area for many years.... Read more

Yr 6 Onesie Day/ Pizza Fundraiser

Onesie Day' Year 6 Fundraiser Thursday 23rd June Wear your onesie (or similar) to school. As usual, you must wear sensible shoes for the day. If you are able to bring a gold coin donation to contribute to Year 6 end-of-year activities and departing gift to the school, that would be terrific! Thank you! Pizza available for lunch on Thursday 23rd June * Ham & Pineapple * Garlic $2.00 per slice Orders can be taken to the office by Tuesday 21st June 2016.... Read more

Student Pick Up and Drop off information session at WPS. Friday 17 June 2016. 130-200

Parents are invited to attend a meeting and information session to discuss the pick-up and drop off of students in the morning and the afternoon at school. The meeting will take place on Friday 17 June 2016 between 1:30pm and 2pm. It will be held in the 4E classroom with a light afternoon tea provided. This is an opportunity to contribute your ideas and suggestions about how we can improve the pick-up and drop off areas for your child. The manager of the Wollongong City Council Rangers will be present to discuss some suggestions and... Read more

Canteen Menu

CANTEEN UPDATE

Dear parents and caregivers, In order to continue to support families that require the services of the canteen, we have been able to make arrangements with the Smiths Hill High School canteen to provide lunches for the students at Wollongong Public School every Monday and Friday, starting from 17 June 2017. This is a service that will: Offer food for the lunch time period only (1:10pm-1:50pm) through the ordering system (Counter services are not available). Lunch orders can be made via the online canteen service (register at... Read more

Working Bee Postponed

Unfortunately due to the severe weather warning that has been issued for the Illawarra area we have been forced to postpone the working bee scheduled for this Sunday 5th June. Ms Boreland has been busy planning the activities and purchasing new plants and we don't want to risk of any our hard work going to waste. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who indicated they were coming on Sunday and hope that when we decide on another day that you and some extra volunteers can make it! We really appreciate your support! Kind regards, Melanie... Read more

MayReturn to top
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2016 WPS Keirabald Entries

Good luck to all WPS reps at the portrait competition. Opening night is this Thursday at 6.30 pm at the Wollongong Art Gallery.... Read more

ICAS Science Test Update

Due to a clash with our upcoming athletics carnival, the Science ICAS test will be moved to Monday, the 30th of May at 8.00am. As with all ICAS tests, students are to meet Mr Campbell at the western entrance of A-block (Church st side) at 7.55am for an 8.00am start. If there are any problems with this change, please contact Mr Campbell through the front office.... Read more

ICAS test dates

ICAS Test Dates

Dear parents, Each year we have a number of children at WPS who sit the ICAS tests throughout Terms 2 and 3. Please refer to the dates below as a guide for when they will be taking place. The tests are held at 8.00am on the morning of the specified dates with Mr Campbell in the 5C/6S classrooms. If changes to times or dates take place, relevant information will be passed onto affected children prior to the test dates.... Read more

Mother's Day Stall. 5.5.16

Just a reminder that the Mother's Day Stall will be held tomorrow. Gifts range from $0.50- $5.00. All funds raised will go towards our grand cola seating plan. Wishing you all a very happy Mother's Day from the P and C.... Read more

Applications for Yr 5 entry to opportunity classes must be made online BEFORE Friday May 13th 2016

Visit www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ocplacement Late applications will not be accepted.... Read more

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Naplan 2016

For pdf version, click the link below Naplan 2016... Read more

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Students return this Wednesday (27.4.16)

We hope you have all had a safe and relaxing holiday. Students return to school Wednesday the 27th of April for the commencement of Term 2.... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Parent-Teacher Interviews. Bookings closed.

Update: for any parents who were unable to make a booking with their child's teacher and would still like to arrange a meeting, please contact the teacher to make alternative arrangements. Dear Parents Parent/Teacher interviews will be held shortly. These will take place in weeks 9, 10 and 11 either before, during or after school. Some interviews may be available during the day depending on you're the availability of the teacher (This will be indicated near each teacher's name). Bookings must be finalised before the 18th March at 4pm, when... Read more

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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