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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: 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: Read more


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

School Communication Survey

If you have not yet done so, you need to complete our school survey on communication. We strive to ensure that we communicate with our school community in ways that are meaningful to you. The survey takes no more than 2 minutes and is important feedback for Parramatta PS so that we can make changes that support effective communication. To take the survey, go to: Read more

ANZAC Ceremony

On Thursday, 7th April 2016 we will be commemorating with a whole school assembly starting at 11:20am our ANZACs. For more information on Australia and New Zealand's involvement in serving to protect the human rights and conditions we are afforded today, please go to: Read more

Selective High Schools Assessment

A reminder to all families and students undertaking the Selective High School Assessment. This test occurs on Thursday 10th March, 2016.... Read more


Parramatta On Twitter

Have you heard? We are on Twitter! Connect with us to see images and information about what is happening at Parramatta PS. You connect by downloading the app from an App Store and adding @ParramattaPS... Read more

Parramatta PS - Planning For Change

Over the past six weeks, staff have been busy planning for some new changes to teaching and learning and the ways in which we conduct schooling. We have been exploring future focused learning techniques and have formed research hubs to investigate ways in which we can provide education for life better. You will probably hear about some new strategies such as flexible learning spaces and Project-Based Learning over the coming weeks as students and staff test and design new ways of learning. If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate... 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

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