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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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Mark Hughes Thanks LPS!

On Thursday 12 October LPS held a Twins/Triplets Mufti Day to raise money for the Mark Hughes Foundation, a foundation very close to Mr Smith's heart. The students dressed as either twins or in large groups with some excellent costumes being worn! The students raised almost $800, with all of this money going directly to the Mark Hughes Foundation. Mark Hughes himself wanted to thank the students, teachers and broader school community for their generous donation and he sent Mr Smith this video to share with you all. Well done LPS! ... 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

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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

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Three Big Events for Term 3

This term we are excited to be holding three big events: 1. Open Day/Grandparent's Day for Education Week - ‘I Learn, We Learn' On Wednesday 2 August we will celebrate Education Week by having an Open Day and Grandparent's Day. Students will showcase their work and our bands, strings and dance groups will perform. 2. Claire Madden - ‘Millennials Defined' Presentation A free session of Claire Madden's presentation about the how our children see the world and the implications for their learning will be held at Killara HS on Wednesday 2 August at... 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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eSafety: iParent During the recent Think U Know - Cybersafety Presentation it was suggested that parents look at the iParent website which is part of the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner. The website has information and resources to help parents understand their child's technology use. It has guidance for using safety settings on devices and tips to help young people stay safe online. The site also covers the big issues as well, beyond the basic issues of internet safety.... Read more

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Parent/Teacher Interviews

During Week 2 of Term 2 teachers will hold parent/teacher interviews in the school library. Dates for the interviews are as follows: Monday May 1 – Years 5 and 6 Tuesday May 2 – Kindergarten and 2PT Wednesday May 3 – Year 2 and 3CV Thursday May 4 – Years 3 and 4 Friday May 5 – Year 1... Read more

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Bullying – No Way!

Bullying – No Way! National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence On Friday 17 March, our school will join thousands of other schools to take a stand against bullying and violence. Students will participate in anti-bullying lessons and learn strategies that promote positive relationships. This builds upon our recent incursion ‘Sticks and Stones' which explored ways to deal with aggressive behaviour and resolve conflict peacefully. Themes included empathy, eSafety and cooperation. For more information and tips for parents/carers go to... Read more


Harmony Day - ‘Everyone Belongs!’

On 21 March, everyone is invited to wear a splash of orange to celebrate Harmony Day. This is a day to acknowledge and take pride in our similarities and differences – we celebrate the inclusiveness of our school especially our multicultural diversity. Students will take part in a number of activities to raise awareness of the theme, ‘Strength in Harmony'. There is also a poster competition to enter.... Read more

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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