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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

NAIDOC week 2017

2017 NAIDOC Week - Our Languages Matter

What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. What does NAIDOC stand for? NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This committee was once responsible for organising... Read more

Reconciliation Week 2017

2017 Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week ‘Let's take the next steps' This National Reconciliation Week we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia's reconciliation journey—50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. The dates that bookend the week are significant milestones in the reconciliation journey. This annual event is a time to celebrate and a time to stop and think about two very important anniversaries in our history and what they mean for us. May 27 is the anniversary of the referendum that... 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

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

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

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2015

Literacy and Numeracy (pdf 842 KB) Welcome to the National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2015. This is the 17th NLNW and we are excited to celebrate the importance of literacy and numeracy, the foundations of learning, with schools, teachers, students and parents across Australia. Throughout this week we recognise and celebrate the achievements of parents, teachers, principals, and members of the community who are doing amazing things to help kids develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Literacy Ambassador This year's Literacy Ambassador is... Read more


Book Week (22 - 28 August)

Books light up our world! Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. This year the Children's Book Council of Australia celebrates its 70th Anniversary with the book week theme books light up our world. CBCA Book Week... Read more

NAIDOC Week (5 – 12 July)

NAIDOC Week 2015: We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate. NAIDOC Link NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC week highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. At Kellyville Public School we acknowledge and celebrate the rich history and culture our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples give to us.... Read more


National Reconciliation Week 2015

National Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. May 27 - Marks the anniversary of Australia's most successful referendum and a... Read more


Walk Safely to School Day

Walk safely to school Walk Safely to School Day The 16th annual National Walk Safely to School Day will be this Friday 22 May, 2015. All our children, along with their parents and carers , are encouraged to walk and commute to school. The streets around our school are busy traffic areas and children need to be aware of safety when crossing roads and walking not only to and from school but also during other times. Walking your child to school helps develop the vital road—crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians. If you... Read more


KPS Cracker Carnival

Kellyville Public School Cracker Carnival Friday May 29th 4.00pm - 8.00 pm The KPS Cracker Carnival is renowned throughout Kellyville as the event of the year. There re plenty of rides including Bungee Trampoline , Ferris Wheel, Junior Whirlwind and a Tiger Castle. We have a Frozen theme Photo booth, White elephant, side show ally,lollies and hot foodstalls. And of course our famous Fireworks... Read more

Lest We Forget

ANZAC 2015

"For Australians, the ANZAC centenary will be one of the most significant commemorations during their lifetime. WW1 was a vast human tragedy and had profound, devastating and enduring consequences for many..." D.Tait Castle Hill RSL. At Kellyville Public School our ANZAC display in the hall and the ANZAC garden is a reflection of Kellyville Public School's respect and remembrance of the men and women who fought for our freedom.... Read more

The Watermark Garden

Thank you Year 6 2014

The Watermark Garden Year 6 pupils have left behind a garden as their legacy. The year 6 class of 2014 raised money for the garden through a mini fete in November, 2014. The students designed the garden through an inquiry based learning unit and created the garden from the ground up on December 10th. The official name for the garden is the Watermark Garden and it was opened the following day. This garden is at the front of the school, between the office and staffroom, and has plants in hertiage colours ( to match the heritage building) and a... Read more

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