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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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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

How Green is Brooklyn PS?

Students at Brooklyn are always taught about the environment and sustainability. We're about to step it up a notch. We have introduced a compost bin for the playground now. Our school garden is loving it and so is our worm farm. We have also brought out the recycling bin to recycle hard plastics and clean paper and cardboard. Now we will be collecting soft plastic for recycling. This includes all chip packets, bags, clingwrap etc. If it can be scrunched into a ball it can be recycled. We will collect these and deposit them at Redcycle bins in... 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

Feedback

We have loved your feedback. You asked us to update our calendar- we have! You asked us for resources like times tables- we added a page to our Information section. You asked us for class contacts. They will be up on the page very soon. Please keep the feedback coming!... 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

Survey

Please complete our 1 minute survey on our website. This will help us to improve our service to you. Survey Link... 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

Cant' Find What You Need?

If you can't find what you need we're happy to change! Just send us an email. paul.teunis@det.nsw.edu.au. Our webpage is for you!... Read more

School Parliament 2016

You might be surprised to hear that we have a School Parliament. So impressive is our School Parliament that politicians Matt Kean and Phillip Ruddock have made visits to see how it works. Every member of our school is part of our parliament and votes on issues that are important to students. We meet every second Friday. Feel free to come in and see how it all works!... Read more

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Seniors Cruise 2016

On April 6, 2016, our Year 6 students were invited to join some of our community members on the Hawkesbury River Senior's Cruise run by Broken Bay Sport and Rec. Reports back from Mr Iles and those on the boat were absolutely glowing! Our students represented the school very well and we are extremely proud of them! It is especially encouraging to know that the values and character development that we promote in our school community are making a difference to the broader community. The seniors of the cruise felt so thankful for our help on the... 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

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

Hot Summer Night

Brooklyn Public School invites you to a "Hot Summer Night" Estuary Restaurant Saturday November 7 6:00pm- 11:00pm Dress: Smart Casual Live music for you to dance the night away Includes a bountiful variety of canapes, dessert and a drink upon arrival Tickets $50pp available online or at the school office or at Anglers Rest All Proceeds to Brooklyn Public School The staff and students would like to thank the P & C, staff at The Estuary Restaurant, Anglers Rest and all involved.... Read more

Mooney Workers Club and Revesby Workers Club

Mooney Workers Club and Revesby Workers Club have again been generous with their support to our schoool. They have recently donated $3000 to our school. Over the last three years alone they have donated more than $20 000 to our school. Their funds have gone to support technology in our school. Our school boasts a site wide wireless network with 52 laptops- thats one for every two students. We wouldn't be able to manage this on our own. Thank You Mooney and Revesby. Please see the attached file on their Christmas Raffle.Raffle (pdf 2482 KB)... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

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