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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

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

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

Enrolment Documentation

Please be aware that the following documentation MUST accompany your child's enrolment application in order for the school to process the registration of your child's enrolment application. Enrolment Documentation (pdf 37 KB) More information can be found under the "Our School" tab and then the "Enrolment" tab on the school website.... 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

Building Better Schools

The Building Project was completed ahead of time and ready to meet the needs of the school's growing community. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved! The whole school community is very appreciative of the NEW modern facilities to enhance our student's education experience. Please click on the link below to watch a time lapse of the construction which took place over a 12 month period. BSPS Construction Timelapse... 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

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The Building Project

The Building Project Information regarding future improvements to Bourke Street Public School's facilities can be accessed at: Demolition of existing buildings along Parkham St Boundary are expected to commence mid-late January 2016. Please direct ALL enquiries to CPS who are the project managers. Project Update No.1 (pdf 147 KB) Project Update No.2 (pdf 164 KB) Project Update No 3 (pdf 204 KB) Project Update No 4 (pdf 183 KB) Project Update No 5 (pdf 180 KB) Project Update No 6 (pdf 163 KB) Project Update No.7 (pdf... 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

2016 Canteen Newsletter and July Menu

Please find below the latest Canteen Menu and accompanying Canteen News. Canteen News Term 3 (pdf 201 KB) Term 3 Canteen Menu (pdf 2899 KB)... Read more

Changes to Parent Online Payment - POP & the school app.

The school is about to undergo major changes with the introduction of LMBR ( Learning Management and Business Reforms). To ensure a smooth transition to the DoE (Dept of Education) NEW systems. Please read the attached file explaining the changes with POP. POP Parent Online Payment (pdf 501 KB) Also extremely important for everyone to download the school app. (if you haven't already done so) It is a quick way of communicate up-to-date information. School App. Poster (pdf 1426 KB) School App. Instructions (pdf 902 KB)... 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

CHANGES to Break times at Bourke Street Public School

Due to MAJOR construction work throughout 2016 at Bourke Street Public School the break times have changed. As a result, Recess and Lunch times have been changed. No longer will there be a BELL but it has been replaced with music to signify to children the commencement and end of break times. 9am - The school day begins 10:45am - 11:40am Lunch Break - (10:45am-11am Eating Time in class under teacher supervision) 1:40pm -2pm Recess Break 3pm - The school day ends.... Read more

Christmas Cuteness

Some Christmas Cuteness from some of our Bourkey's Best. Christmas Cuteness Wishing you a Merry Christmas!... 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

Boundary CHANGED effective 6th October 2015

The school catchment area has changed as from Tuesday 6th October 2015. If you haven't already registered your child for enrolment in 2016 you are now out of the school's catchment area. Gardener's Road Public School will be your local school. Current registered and enrolled children and their siblings are not effected by the NEW boundary change. The boundary has been retracted from Epsom Road to O'Dea Avenue. If you are located in the shaded area on the map, your local school is Bourke Street Public School. If you are residing in-between... Read more

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