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Come play this summer

Come play this summer

These holidays, school playgrounds at 42 NSW public schools will be open for neighbours and others to enjoy under a NSW Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January. You can find out which schools will be open through the Come Play pilot by visiting School Infrastructure NSW.... 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

Corrimal Community of Schools Newsletter - Term 3 Edition

On Thursday, 30th March 2017, Corrimal Community of Schools launched their latest initiative - The Corrimal Community of Schools Newsletter. The launch was held at Corrimal East PS and was attended by over 20 students, teachers, principals and invited guests from the Department of Education and the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce. This newsletter will be distributed once a term and was created to showcase the wonderful things we, as schools, are doing individually and collectively. We hope you enjoy the read.Term 3 CoS Newsletter (pdf 7293 KB)... 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

Corrimal Community of Schools Newsletter

On Thursday, 30th March 2017, Corrimal Community of Schools launched their latest initiative - The Corrimal Community of Schools Newsletter. The launch was held at Corrimal East PS and was attended by over 20 students, teachers, principals and invited guests from the Department of Education and the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce. This newsletter will be distributed once a term and was created to showcase the wonderful things we, as schools, are doing individually and collectively. We hope you enjoy the read. CoS Newsletter (pdf 6755 KB)... 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

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2016 Inspire Succeed Excel Aboriginal Education Excellence Awards

The 2016 Inspire, Succeed, Excel Aboriginal Education Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding excellence of Aboriginal students in schools across the Illawarra South East. We would like to congratulate Joshua W and Matthew W who both received this award. Joshua received his for Leadership, Citizenship and Community Service and Matthew for Sporting Excellence. They also had the privilege of being presented with their award from Mr Aden Ridgeway. Well done to Joshua and Matthew who are very worthy recipients of this award.... Read more

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Stage 3 S.E.A.T. (Sustainability Education Art Teamwork) Project with Orange Sky Laundry

Throughout the year, our Stage 3 students have been involved in the S.E.A.T project which is a social initiative that educates children in social values and sustainability. This inquiry based research project centres on the parable of ‘The Little Stool That Could' to demonstrate the values and actions achievable by the students who participate. The culminating event is donating the decorated seats designed and created by the students to a charity. Our students decided to focus on homelessness and their connection as global citizens. The Stage... Read more

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Corrimal Community of Schools Carols

The Corrimal Community of Schools (CoS) Carols are finally here and the students of Corrimal Public School are very excited about joining their peers in our Community of Schools for this exciting event. The students of Corrimal High School have developed a web app which is accessible on any mobile device with internet connectivity. On the night of the carols, just click on the link below to view the lyrics and sing along. CoS Carols Song Lyrics... Read more

Congratulations

Northern Illawarra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Deadly Enncouragement Awards

This year, the Northern Illawarra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) have initiated the Deadly Encouragement Awards. These awards recognise Indigenous students who attend school in the Northern Illawarra region for consistently applying effort in areas of their schooling. Congratulations to Davina W and Jenna E for being worthy recipients of this award. An outstanding recognition of two fantastic Corrimal Public School students. .... 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

Tim Fisher, Sarah Griffiths and Cheryl Bird

Wollongong North Network Staff Recognition Awards 2016

As a finale to Education Week, 2016, the Wollongong North Network of Schools recognised staff members for their contributions to public education. The award for Corrimal Public School was presented to Mrs Bird for the professionalism and dedication she demonstrates in her role as the School Administrative Manager. Mr Fisher and Mrs Griffiths were also recognised for their outstanding work in their new roles with Learning Management Business Reform (LMBR).... 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

Corrimal Public School Celebrates 125 Years!

It has arrived, the highly anticipated Corrimal Public School 125th Anniversary Celebration and you are invited to join us! Here at Corrimal Public School we hold our community and its members very close and would love to take this opportunity to formally invite you to this significant milestone. Please find attached below a "125th Celebration Poster" that outlines a weekend of celebration on Friday, 16th October and Saturday, 17th October. This is going to be a wonderful event and we hope that many of our past students, past and... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

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