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2017 Library Annual Report

Thank you to the Redhead PS community for all of your support in the library this year. Here is the link to view our library annual report to recap our successes in 2017! Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Student Ebook Survey

It would be greatly appreciated if students from Years 3-6 could complete this quick online survey about ebook borrowing. Thanks in advance! Mrs Rhodes... Read more

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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

Junior Theatre Celebration

Students in year 5 & 6 that are performing the 10 minute version of Beauty and the Beast at the Junior Theatre Celebration on Saturday October 28 can download the materials HERE Read more

Information about applying for a Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2019

If you would like your child considered for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2019, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student's email address). Please see the attached information booklet which includes instructions on how to apply.Selective High School 2019 (pdf 302 KB)... 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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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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Athletics Carnival - Final Update

The school athletics carnival will be held this Friday 16 June at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale commencing at 10:00am.A note with information about the day is attached. Athletics Final Note (docx 296 KB)... Read more

OOSH Start Up School Survey

We have begun the processes in seeking an OOSH service at our school. Attached is a two page survey that is a NSW Department of Education requirement in obtaining more specific data to support our application. Please complete the survey and return to school by Tuesday 13 June We appreciate your time and cooperation in assisting with this process OOSH Survey (pdf 202 KB)... Read more

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Year 5 & 6 Auditions- Beauty & The Beast Jr

Our school will be staging a production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. While the whole school will be performing, auditions for leading roles are open for our year 5 and 6 students. Auditions will be Week 7 of Term 2 (starting June 5, 2017). Students must learn the material at home. BELLE- Audition Song "Home" IS THIS HOME, IS THIS WHERE I SHOULD LEARN TO BE HAPPY NEVER DREAMED THAT A HOME COULD BE DARK AND COLD I WAS TOLD EVERY DAY IN MY CHILDHOOD EVEN WHEN WE GROW OLD HOME SHOULD BE WHERE THE HEART IS NEVER WERE WORDS SO TRUE MY HEARTS... Read more


Dymocks Book Bonus

This year our school is participating in Dymocks Children's Charities 2017 Book Bonus, an optional online read-a-thon linked to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge. Book Bonus offers an opportunity to encourage our students to read books for the Challenge while raising funds to help resource the school with high quality books. Our school will receive books to 100% of the value of funds raised by our students and we'll also be helping schools in need across NSW. 50% of all funds raised will be used to provide books to schools in Dymocks... Read more


National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing will be implemented for Years 3 and 5 on Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th May. Good luck to all students involved, we know that you will do your best. For more information including parent/carer support please refer to the website below. NAPLAN... Read more

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Updated WHS Policy Poster

Please find attached the updated Workplace Health and Safety poster for 2017. WHS Policy Poster... Read more


Please be advised that the Redhead PS P&C association will hold their annual AGM on Monday 3 April at 7pm in the Library. At this meeting all Officer and other positions will become vacant and then be filled by nomination, and where necessary by ballot of members. All nominees shall be members of the association.... 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