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Use the Skoolbag app to find upcoming school events to put in your diary!

We have retired the website calendar as it isn't meeting community needs. All school events are listed on the Skoolbag events calendar from Term 2 2018. Download the Skoolbag app; instructions can be found at this link .... Read more

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World Environment Day - Tuesday 5th June 2018

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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

PBL - teaching students about bullying prevention at KPS

On Friday 16 March, the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, students participated in a PBL lesson about bullying prevention which focuses on teaching students what's okay and not okay at school and when to report. As we continue to teach students how to be respectful to others and how to "expect respect", we also encourage students to let an adult know if they have a problem they need help with at school. We are teaching our students about how to be an "upstander" rather than a bystander. If you would like... 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

Gold Key Kids 2017

This year saw 250 students receive their Gold Key for the independent way they demonstrate the five keys to success: persistence, resilience, confidence, getting along and organisation. Well done to all our Gold Key Kids. Watch the gold video here (password required: kpswatch) gold 2017... 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

Learning and Support Team Evaluation

Kincumber Public School is always striving to be the best school that a child could possibly attend. As part of the school's ongoing efforts to be the best we can, we have created a short survey for parents to evaluate our Learning and Support Team processes. The role of the Learning and Support Team in a public school, is to ensure that schools meet the additional learning and support needs of all students in all schools. Your assistance in our evaluation would be appreciated. Please follow the link below. School Evaluation Survey... Read more

Tell Them From Me - parent survey

The Partners in Learning parent feedback survey Our school is participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parents' and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and... 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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Whole School Musical

Whole School Performance: Week 9, Term 3 Type your paragraph here... Focus on one idea per paragraph and use an active voice e.g. The library is now open every lunchtime. Don't include every piece of information on the subject you are writing about - only use information that is central to the topic. On the Web, less is more. Every two years, every class and all its students are given the opportunity to perform for family and friends. The performance is usually held over two consecutive nights late in Term 3 in the school hall and tickets... 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

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

Congratulations to former school captain!

Former school captain, Darcy Dunlop, has achieved great HSC results and we are all very proud of him and the effort he has made to top the state in Aboriginal Studies. Darcy was school captain in 2010 and showed many of the same qualities that enabled him to excel in a subject offered at Gosford High School for the first time. You might like to read about him here Top student... Read more

Classes resume after the summer break!

After a great summer break, classes resume for all Years 1 - 6 students on Monday 30 January. Children will commence the new school year in the classes allocated last year. All children should be at school after the 8.20 am bell and go straight to the COLA and remain there until the bell goes at 8.50. All teachers will be under the COLA ready to take students straight to class. All 2017 kindergarten students will commence school on Monday 6 February. New students in our three special education classes begin their transition to school on Monday... Read more

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Gold Key kids 2017

Well done to all of our gold key kids for 2017. You can click the link below to watch our short video celebrating our GK kids. The site is private so you will need a password to watch it. The password is kps Privacy settings ensure this video can not be downloaded, shared or embedded on other sites. click hereto access the video... 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

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Music: Count Us In

Music: Count Us In is Australia's biggest schools initiative, where students across the country sing the same song, on the same day, at the same time. In 2015, more than 550,000 students from over 2,100 schools participated nationwide. Encouraging young people to become passionate about music and music education; 2016 marks the 10th year of Music: Count Us In and Kincumber Public School's involvement. On Thursday November 3rd at 12:30pm, children from all over Australia will join together to sing this year's song, Let It Play - same song, same... Read more

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