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Zelly- The Monster of Envy

PBL Weekly Focus

Zelly- The Monster of Envy During our Emotional Intelligence Program this week, our focus has been about ‘envy'. The students have read and viewed a story about ‘Zelly' the monster of envy and discussed how the character is never happy with what he has. He becomes so focused on what others have that he doesn't notice what is right in front of him; good friends, lots of love and tons of attention. What Zelly needs is someone to teach him the ABC's of appreciation. Students have discussed the themes surrounding envy, jealousy, appreciation,... 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

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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

Touch Team

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: http://vimeo.com/223093092... Read more

School Report Feeback

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to provide us with valuable feedback on our new report format. Report Feedback Survey... Read more


Super Stellars

Congratulations to Leilani and Zac who were our first recipients of a Super Stellar Award for demonstrating respect, responsibility and personal best, inside and outside of the classroom. Well done to Tilleah for receiving hers last Friday. Very proud of all of our students who are working towards this prestigious award.... Read more

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Debating News

Both of our debating teams were very pleased to have won their debates against opponents from Brooke Avenue Public School today. Our 'Brainiacs' team argued the affirmative for the topic that we should get rid of school uniforms. Our Challengers team argued the negative for the topic that we should ban homework for all school students. These students have been working extremely hard during training and we wish them all them all best for their final showdown: Avoca vs Avoca.... Read more


Camp Quality Puppet Show

Last week our students attended the Camp Quality Puppet Show. The touring puppet show for primary schools answers difficult questions kids have about cancer. Often the effects of cancer can be confronting for young kids - when children return to school they often look very different as a result of the side effects from their treatment. The show encourages kids to be supportive of their classmate who has a mum, dad, brother or sister living with cancer – or who has cancer themselves.... Read more

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Debating News

Congratulations to our 'Avoca Challengers' debating team for an outstanding effort in their first debate against Terrigal Public School. Lachlan, Seb, Olivia & Leila argued the Negative case for the topic parents should never let kids under the age of ten have any screen time. They developed and presented an outstanding case, however the Terrigal team were equally strong and ended up winning the debate for this round. Ms Fyffe is extremely proud of the hard work this team put into preparing for this debate. We wish them all the best of luck... Read more

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Debating Success

Pearl, Zoe, Natalie and Natasha were elated to have won both of their debates last Monday. The team debated against formidable opponents from Killarney Vale Public School and Bateau Bay Public School. This was the first competitive debate experience for each team member and we are extremely proud of their efforts. We wish them all the best of luck for the remaining rounds of the Premier's Debating Challenge.... Read more

Year 5 Opportunity Class Placement 2018

Online applications are now open for Year 5 Opportunity Class Placement in 2018. Information about applying can be sent home. Please contact the class teacher if you would like your child to sit the placement test on Wednesday 26 July 2017. All applications must be made online no later than 12 May, 2017. Visit the following website: Selective Schools Unit https://education.nsw.gov.au/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-5 If you require assistance please contact the school so that we can help you. Roxanne Davies... Read more

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