PBL Weekly Focus

Positive Behaviour for Learning During week 5, our PBL focus will be about how to be respectful, responsible and perform our personal best when playing on concrete areas. Students will recognise the importance of being in the correct areas with teacher supervision when playing throughout the day. Our school expectations require students to be responsible and always walk on concrete surfaces. Students are demonstrating respectful behaviour by sharing the space and performing their personal best by playing fair.... Read more

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Accessing Literacy Pro

ABPS students in Years 3-6 have commenced using the Literacy Pro Program. Literacy Pro is a web-based reading program designed to encourage students to read texts matched to their abilities, allowing them to gain reading practice and build comprehension skills. The program uses popular books, including a range of fiction and non-fiction titles from major children's publishers that are available in our school library. Students can borrow Lexile levelled books from our library, or access a wide range of Lexiled e-books with corresponding... Read more

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Premier's Reading Challenge 2018

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. Visit the Premier's Reading Challenge page for further information.... 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


iParent eSafety Resource

An Australian Government resource for parents of pre-teens and young teens (10 to 14 years). It has plenty of tips and practical steps so you can help your child explore safely and manage online issues should they arise. This is especially important at this age as they strive for independence and peer acceptance.... Read more


School Band

This is our school band who regularly perform for the staff, students and community. Students from Year 3 -Year 6 are encouraged to join the training band.... 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: Read more

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Access Free Software

All NSW Department of Education and Communities School students are eligible to download and licence Adobe and Microsoft software from the Academic Software Download Centre. Visit our Technology page for further information.... Read more


Community Connections

Christmas Fundraiser Tuesday 5th December In 2017 our annual Christmas carols evening will also be a major fundraiser for our Community Connections Foundation. Please see the video below for further information about our foundation and this event. The video was made by Year 5 students, Natasha and Pearl. Vimeo video: Read more

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Outstanding Coding Projects

Our Stage 2 Students have been learning to use SCRATCH, a graphical/blockly programming language, to demonstrate their understanding of how erosion has effected various landforms. A particularly outstanding project was submitted by Luke (Year 4). You can try it out here. Make sure you select 'see inside' so that you can appreciate the extent of coding detail involved in producing this work. Please take a look at some other great coding projects on our Technology page.... Read more

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School Plan Survey

Please ensure you have your say in the future directions of our school. Access the survey link here.... 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

Selective High School Applications - 2019

Year 5 students wishing to apply for selective high school placement in 2019 will need to complete the on-line application before Monday 13th November. To access the application please click on this link. Application Link... Read more

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Operation Art

Congratulations Arowen on having your artwork selected to be displayed as part of Operation Art. Every year schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children's Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. The Operation Art program provides a forum for schools and students to demonstrate their visual arts achievements through exhibitions at the Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.... 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


Stage 3 Musical

SHREK, brought to you by ABPS Our stage 3 students and staff have put together an amazing production of Shrek. Don't miss out on seeing our talented students on stage. Monday 4th September 11am - Cast A Tuesday 5th September 6pm - Cast B Wednesday 6th September 11am - Cast B Thursday 7th September 6pm - Cast A Purchase your tickets from TryBooking... 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

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Boys Touch Football Games

On Monday the 26th of June our Boys Touch Football team travelled to Chertsey Public School to play Round 2 of the knockout. They were victorious in winning this game with a score of 9-2. This meant that the boys stayed on to verse Gosford East's team for Round 3. We also took out a win in this game with a score of 8-1. The boys showed excellent team skills, working together to devise tactics while playing and taking on advice from the sideline. I am very proud of their efforts and enthusiasm towards both games, and their humbleness in the... Read more


Bathurst 2017

Our Stage 3 students had the most fantastic time on their excursion to Bathurst. Highlights include visiting Scenic World, exploring the Blue Mountains National Park and panning for gold. Vimeo video: Read more

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