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

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

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Chromebooks come to Grafton High

In term 2 2015 year 7 will be part of an exciting new program at Grafton High School. The school is working on creating digital units of work which will become a core part of our classroom delivery. Google Apps for Education are an integral part of this program and in combination with the student Chromebooks we are creating digital learning environments which will enable students to experience rich tasks that are interactive and provide immediate feedback. An information evening was held for parents on Tuesday 10th February. The presentation... Read more

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