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Book Week 2018

Schools across Australia will celebrate Children's Book Week August 18-24. Avoca Beach Public School will mark the event with an author visit from Sara Acton, a talented local children's book author and illustrator. We would also like you to join us for our biennial book character parade, Friday 24th August at 10:10am. See the image links below for further information.... Read more



PBL Weekly Focus

Positive Behaviour for Learning During week 5, our PBL lesson will focus on how to be respectful, responsible and perform our personal best when using the school canteen. Students will discuss the importance of lining up in two lines against the wall, listening and following instructions and returning promptly to their designated eating area. Our school expectations require students to be responsible by waiting patiently for their turn. Students are demonstrating their personal best by being polite and using their manners. .... Read more

The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

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Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

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

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

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... 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: http://vimeo.com/238697680... Read more

Luke scratch project

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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