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Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

MayReturn to top
Students beside take a stand poster

Principal's blog term 2 2018

Dear parents/carers, Recently three concerns have arisen at school, which I know that many of you share. They are: Unjustified student lateness to school and poor attendance The use of mobile phones at school Student appearance- uniform. The debate around NAPLAN Lateness, school attendance and success One of the most important things a young person can do to achieve personal and academic success is also one of the most basic – go to school every day and be on time to attend all classes. In secondary schooling, repeated lateness means that a... Read more

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

Student Ethan Bell with first corn harvest

First harvest at Ku-ring-gai High School

At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 students started constructing a new garden area between the library and water tanks. Below is a picture of Ethan Bell with some sweet corn from the first harvest. The plan is to get all the garden beds filled by the end of this term and continue growing seasonal herbs and vegetables that will be used for the whole school cooking and hospitality programs. They will also be holding mini-market days for staff to purchase fresh organic produce at a very cheap price and then give the students the... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Bushfire Season Information

Arrangements for the 2017/2018 bushfire season are in place. A letter (docx 621 KB)has been sent via school stream to all parents. Bushfire Season Information (pdf 110 KB) factsheet for parents and carers.... Read more

School Captain's standing with the Governor of NSW

School Captains visit NSW Parliament House

Our School Captains recently attended the Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program where they were given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of our system of government and parliamentary proceedings, and the role of the Governor. They visited the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers at NSW Parliament House and were then given a guided tour of Government House and met His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales. Elise Bradley and Jonathan Steer, School Captain's... Read more

Happy International ESL Students

Technology upgrade appreciated

There were many happy campers in Churchill 4, one of our English classrooms. International students showed their appreciation for the upgraded projector screen which was installed recently. There were many smiles and happy faces as they work towards their up coming Year 12 Half Yearly English ESL Examination. Thank you for our new projector!... Read more

Cindy Wang's photo of The Wolf of the West

Students work displayed - Mosman Art Prize

Ku-ring-gai High School and The Creative Arts Faculty would like to celebrate and congratulate Cindy Zhang of Year 9 and Odessa Pearce of Year 8. These students are two of our talented artist who have secured a place in the Mosman Art Prize for 2018! The Mosman Art Prize is an annual exhibition that features the diverse talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists and offers them the opportunity to exhibit their works in a public art gallery. The competition receives over 400 entries each year from young artists aged between 12-21. Cindy... Read more

GIfted

GIFTED AND TALENTED STREAM

Ku-ring-gai High School is a community that values the individual worth and contribution of all its members. As a school we are committed to developing a culture of creative thinking, so that all students are supported through challenging learning experiences to achieve their best. Students registering for entry into Year 7 2019 are eligible to apply for the Gifted and Talented Stream. This opportunity supports the learning of students who have been identified as having specific gifts in certain areas. Students interested in applying for this... Read more

Learner Driver Workshop

Ku-ring-gai Council and the RMS are running another FREE practical workshop for learner driver parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 Time: 6:30pm Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers Book on-line today: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/learnerdriver (search under Roads and Traffic events) or call 9424 0798 Bookings are essential. The workshop will provide information about: Completing the Learner Driver log book. Recent changes to the GLS The new RMS SAFER DRIVERS COURSE. The current laws... Read more

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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