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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

We are looking forward to celebrating Education Week! We have an exciting Open Day planned for Wednesday 2nd August, 2017. To find out more, view our flyer (pdf 291 KB).... 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

Our Job Opportunities

The NSW Department of Education has been working in close consultation with our school. In the coming weeks we will begin a recruitment process to secure future-focused teachers to join us on our journey. The following is lifted from the TeachNSW campaign. Don't miss out on an opportunity to work in one of the Schools of the Future! Does working in a future-focussed school with flexible and technology-rich teaching spaces excite you? The major redevelopment of Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School is underway and the... Read more

Launch of School Banking

This term our school will launch 'School Banking', an opportunity for students to engage in financial literacy. We will begin this process with a launch day to be held at the morning assembly on Monday 22nd May, 2017. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with banking officials and register their child for the banking program. Further information is contained on our school website under 'Our School - School banking'... Read more

Three-Way Goal Setting - Term 1, 2017

Three-Way Goal Setting sessions will be held in Week 10, 27th March – 31st March of this term. The purpose of these sessions are to facilitate a productive partnership between students, parents and teachers that supports learning goals and increases student voice in the role as a driver of their education. To support booking appointments with teachers we will be using a School Interviews, an online booking system. Bookings for this event must be finalised by Thursday 23rd March at 4pm, when bookings for this event will close. Three-Way Goal... 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

Having fun

Mini Fete

On Thursday 10th November, Year 6 students coordinated a whole school Mini Fete event. This event as part of their Project-Based Learning task developed a variety of skills including, financial literacy, mapping, event coordination, food and beverage service, and meeting the needs of local community members. Students spent many weeks engaged in learning that developed their inquiry skills and how event managers create and sustain large events.Students visited Westfield Shopping Centre - Parramatta to gain first hand expert advice of how... 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

End of Term 3

Another term has come to a close and what a term it has been. A big thank you to all the ongoing support from our community and we wish you a safe and happy holiday. School resumes for students on Monday 10th October, 2016.... Read more

Tell Them From Me Survey

It is that time of year again! We are collecting information that helps inform our annual reporting for the achievements that we have made to date and future planning for 2017. So we need your help! Please complete this short survey to tell us what you think. Parent and carer input is vital in ensuring that our community school is run smoothly and to the best of capabilities as a vibrant team. To complete the survey, go to: https://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/parramatta... Read more

School Report Feedback

Semester 1 Report Survey By now you will have had an opportunity to review and celebrate your child's successes in their Semester One school report. As you know, a lot of time and careful consideration goes into making decisions about student performance. We would like your feedback on a number of areas related to the semester report. You can have your say on our survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/0JMz07XNXInczGIw2... Read more

Permaculture

Gardening at Parramatta PS

We NEED you! Calling all parents, grandparents and caregivers. We need help in the garden. We are starting a permaculture gardening program and require support. Help required for Friday 29th July. As many hours as you would like. Leave your details at the front office for Mrs Smerdon.... Read more

Edu Week

Education Week 2016

You might have seen our poster advertising Education Week 2016. If not, we are holding the annual celebration starting on Monday 1st August 2016. Our celebrations commence with our Athletics Carnival on Monday 1st August, which will be held across two sites. K-2 at Barton Park 3-6 at Olympic Park On Thursday 4th August we will host our Open Day, an opportunity for parents and community members to see what learning is taking place at our great school, starting at 10am. This will be followed by our International Day Assembly and parade... Read more

School Reports

Starting from today, we will be sending home Semester One reports for each student. Teachers and the school Executive Team have spent considerable time assessing, moderating and compiling student report data, so that you have an accurate snapshot of your child's achievement. You will notice that we have also changed the format and layout of the report. We hope that the new inclusions, along... Read more

Parramatta students proud of their achievements

Showcasing Learning

On Wednesday 22nd June, our students showcased the merits of Public Education and future focused learning for the Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and New South Wales Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian. Students engaged in a variety of open-ended problem solving tasks, showcasing their ability to unpack a complex multi-step problem, work together to analyse and choose an efficient strategy, and to solve the problem. Students showcased their deep understanding of technology, using this seamlessly throughout... Read more

Play and Environment as Learning Spaces

In our recent newsletter we mentioned the importance of play and the environment as learning spaces. We are currently working with the architect to team to design buildings and learning spaces that reflect research and future proof our new school. We would love to hear your opinion on what elements you think we could include in the play spaces and environment of our new building. Go to: Play and the Environment and complete the short four questions survey!... Read more

iPads for Parramatta

Parramatta is currently upgrading its technology in classrooms so that students can have access to more robust and current devices. Our recent K-2Walkathon has helped us raise enough money for 20 iPads. Our goal is to secure 60 iPads. We are well on our way!... Read more

Walk Safely to School Day

This Friday, the 20th May is National Walk Safely to School Day. In our recent school newsletter there are number of ways in which you can get involved and encourage your child to participate safely as an active member of our community. So this Friday, why not walk to school!... Read more

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