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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

Arabic translation of note

Arabic Translator

There will be an Arabic translator (Suhad Khalaf) available in our school. If you require this service, please book at the office for the following available times. Tuesday 9.00am - 9.30am or Wednesday 9.00am - 9.30 and 2.00pm - 3.00pm... Read more

Cyber safety

Internet Safety

A few weeks ago, Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Virtual Classroom event for Internet Safety Day. This article has some suggestions for how to keep the conversation going about being responsible digital citizens. Cyber Safety... Read more

Special announcement

We are happy to announce ......

Green Valley Public School has been successful in our application for a grant of over $15,000 from the Australian Government Department of Education. Only 60 schools across Australia were successful in receiving grants as part of the Digital Literacy School Grants program. The grant will go towards purchasing Coding and Robotics equipment for students in K-6 and providing teacher Professional Development in integrating Coding and Robotics in the classroom.... Read more

Miss Zielonka and Mrs Reilly

Congratulations Miss Zielonka and Mrs Reilly

Congratulations to both Miss Zielonka and Mrs Reilly on receiving a Principals Network Award. We are extremely proud of you both and lucky to have you at Green Valley Public School... Read more

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... 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

kindy

Kindergarten at GVPS

Check out all of the wonderful things that happen each day in Kindy at our school! Click on the link below to watch our film. Kindy at GVPS... Read more

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Parenting Ideas Website

Check out the 'Parenting Ideas' website for support and online parenting courses on topics such as resilience, confidence, well-being and developing your children into the best they can be. To access the free website click on the link below: https://www.parentingideas.com.au/blog/... Read more

Filmpond

EALD support Filmpond

Check out how our dedicated Specialist Teachers support our students who come from a language background other than English at Green Valley. To view the video click on the red 'Filmpond' link below. Filmpond... 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

Tips for a good night's sleep

Top tips for a good night's sleep

Did you know that the recommended amount of sleep for school aged children (5-13 years) is 9-11 hours? Here are some good tips for getting a good night's sleep.... Read more

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