Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

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Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

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Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

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

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

School Returns

The 2018 school year is about to commence and we look forward to seeing students in years 7, 11 & 12 on Tuesday 30th January for their first day. For Year 7 students this will be their start of high school and they should make their way to the year 7 area of the school upon arrival. At 9:05am an assembly will be called and all students will report to the main quadrangle where students will then move off with their year advisers. On Wednesday 31st January years 8,9 & 10 will also join us and the day will start in a similar fashion with an... 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

Year 12 Graduation Assembly

The Graduation Assembly for Year 12, 2017 will be held on Friday 22nd September. There will be an informal assembly in the main quad at 9.20am. This is where Year 12 will be farewelled by the remainder of the student body. The formal Graduation assembly will commence at 10.30am in the MPC, this will be followed by refreshments. We look forward to seeing family and friends of Year 12 students on the day.... 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

Tell Them From Me Parent Survey

Grafton High School is participating in the Tell Them From Me survey once again. This survey provides the school with feedback and information on how students, staff, and parents feel about our school. Students and staff will be completing the survey at school over the coming weeks. As a parent, we encourage you to participate by completing the survey at the following address. Tell Them From Me Survey... Read more


Grafton gets boost for digital learning

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced a $50,000 grant for a new Digital Literacy program at Grafton High School. "This is about making sure our students get the support and skills they need for the future," he said. Boost for digital learning... 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

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Hard Work Pays Off for GHS Students

The hard work of students in Grafton High School's Year 9 Inquiry Based Learning Program has paid off with students Lily Robertson and Georgia Watts presenting their findings of their group project to Clarence Valley Council (CVC) during the recent school holidays. Along with group member Alissa Jackson, the students investigated the CVC's Clarence River development plans, sought feedback from the community and raised questions as to the lack of progress with the plan. Read more about their achievement here RIVER OF DREAMS.... 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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Sentral Parent Portal

In recent weeks, unique codes have been sent to parents and carers of students at GHS to enable them to access their child's information in relation to such things as attendance, school activities, and behaviour. It will also allow you to make a booking with your child's teacher for the upcoming Parent Teacher Night on Tuesday 25th July 2017. If you have lost your code, are having difficulty making an interview booking or would like more information please contact the school. Once registered the Student and Parent Portal can be assessed at the... Read more

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Go Art is Coming!

Go Art is Almost Here The Grafton High School P&C Grafton Open Art (Go Art) Exhibition will take place over the June long weekend (10th - 12th June, 2017). There are open categories for adults, as well as Youth categories for school children from years 4 to 12. Entries close 2nd June. Entry forms are now available from the Go Art section of this website.... Read more

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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

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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