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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

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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

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

ICAS Technology Award Winners

ICAS Digital Technologies awards

Congratulations to our ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) award winners. Berowra Public School achieved one Distinction and seven credits.... Read more

Jensen at State Swimming Carnival

Jensen G off to National Swimming Championships

Jensen has continued to astound us with his achievements at NSW PSSA swimming over the past 2 days. He swam in every final of the events he competed, with person bests in each stroke. Overall, he finished 2nd in 200m medley (missed the gold medal by 0.3 sec), 3rd in 50m backstroke, 4th in 50m freestyle and 9th in 50m butterfly. He has been selected in the state team to represent NSW at the Nationals in Darwin in September in freestyle, backstroke and individual medley. Such a privilege for him and Hayley Johnston from Wideview who were... 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

ICAS Writing Competition Winners

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Writing Competition 2015 Congratulations to our ICAS English Competition participants. Out of nineteen participants from Berowra Public, we received sixteen awards - 1 High Distinction, 5 Distinctions, 5 Credits, and 5 Merit awards. Congratulations to our award winners. High Distinction: Jai C Distinction: Polly V, Matthew C, Ryan J, Eden S, Kai V Credit: Liam D, Sophia H, Danielle P, Zoe V, Freyja C Merit: Jude M, Ewan B, Kaitlyn K, Pearl M, Rachel D... Read more

Premier's Spelling Bee

Premier's Spelling Bee Regional Final

Congratulations to Matthew C, Ryan J, Caitlin C and Jai C, our regional finalists in the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee. They competed on Thursday 17th September against 90 other regional finalists at Cherrybrook Public School. All of our students made us very proud.... Read more

Berowra Musica

Berowra Musica

Berowra School Band performed, as part of the combined bands, at the Berowra Musica on Friday, 11th September. The performance was of a very high standard and Mrs Bower was fortunate to be invited to enjoy this entertainment. Congratulations to all of our musicians and to the children who were brave enough to perform a solo or in a trio. Zac G (6K), Cameron R-E (6B), Taffy M-H (6K) and Renee B (6B) were outstanding in both their solo and their trio performances. Congratulations to all band members, Mr Howick and a big thank you to the band... Read more

Writing comp winners

International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) Award Winners

Congratulations to our ICAS Writing award winners; High Distinction: Matthew C Distinction: Ryan J, Laura S Credit: Freyja C, Kai V, Eden S, Polly V Merit: Zoe V, Jai C, Cameron R, Edward R Congratulations to our ICAS Spelling award winners; High Distinction: Matthew C Distinction: Freyja C, India H, Ryan J, Molly H, Polly V, Jai C Credit: Anna O, Eden S, Mikayla S, Zoe V, Caitlan C Merit: Kamden H... 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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