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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

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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Kindergarten Transition to School Program

Transition to school is one fo the biggest transition times in a child's life and at Marrickville Public School we endeavor to make this transition a great one by offering our four week transition program for children and their families. Follow the link if you would like more information: Expression of Interest for Kindergarten Transition 2018... 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

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

My Park Rules news

Take a look at this lovely article about our new playground From Asphalt Jungle... Read more

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Online Booking for Parent Teacher Interviews

Our school has undertaken a new initiative, the Parent Portal, to provide access for parents to book in for Parent Teacher interviews for your children. Letters were sent home to explain the steps to register for the Parent Portal and book an interview time. Interview bookings will be open from 3:00pm on Friday 9 June 2017 to 8:00pm on Sunday 25 June 2017 Register here: Parent Portal Registration Step 1: Set up your Parent Portal access Please log on to the Internet and register for access to our Parent Portal. You must use a valid email... Read more

Marrickville Public Schools Open day May 20th 2017

Open Day 2017

Starting school in 2018? Come along and find out about our school, attend performances by our students and have fun bouncing on a jumping castle and eating food prepared by our awesome P&C! Meet the teachers of Marrickville P.S., find out about what we offer and excel in. Complete a school tour and Treasure Hunt to find the Kindergarten classrooms and explore what starting school will be like. All welcome!... Read more

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Stay up-to-date with the School eNews App

Our school uses the School eNews app to communicate with parents. It is available online and on all mobile devices. It is free to signup!... Read more

Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Evening information

Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Evening and Transition lessons

For parents of children who will be enrolling in kindergarten in 2018, Marrickville Public School will be hosting our Orientation evening on Wednesday July 26th 2017 from 6:00pm til 7:00pm. Parents and carers are invited to come along and learn more about the process of starting school and what Marrickville Public School has to offer. Kindergarten Transition lessons will be held in Term 4 and are a fantastic opportunity for children to settle in to the school community, meet some of the 2018 teachers and develop relationships with their peers.... 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

The Bubble Term 4

The Bubble Term 4 is now available as an online edition. Check it out under the Inspire tab.... 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

The Curriculum Comes Alive! Our Park Rules!

Last year students at Marrickville Public School (MPS) put forward their dream of a greener, more sustainable and playful outdoor area in the national My Park Rules competition. Today they were announced the winner, receiving over $100,000 of support to create their design vision. Organized by 202020 Vision and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the competition called on pre-schools, day care centres, primary and high schools from around the country to submit ideas on how to reinvigorate their outdoor spaces. Your... 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

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Happy New Year - First Days

Welcome to 2016! It's already shaping up to be a beautiful year - the grass is green and the walls are vibrant. Just a quick reminder that staff return on Wednesday 27th January, while students in Years 1-6 return on Thursday 28th January. Students should put their bags in the same spot as last year and when the first bell goes, we'll meet in the hall, sitting in 2015 class groups - we'll be 'holding' our 2015 classes for a short time until 2016 numbers have been confirmed. See you soon and enjoy your Australia Day.... Read more

MPS - NSW State Finalist for My Park Rules!

Hold on to your hats, Marrickville.... Our school has just been announced as the My Park Rules NSW Finalist! This means we will have our playground professionally designed! And it means we're in National Finals against the other state and territories to have the playground built. All credit to 3/4O and their teacher Ms O'Connor for their designs and enthusiasm for the project, KP and Ms Jones for the star quality in the video, to Joe and fabulous production team, and to Ms Leisa for being unstoppable. AND TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED AND SHARED -... 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

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