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Come play this summer

These holidays, school playgrounds at 42 NSW public schools will be open for neighbours and others to enjoy under a NSW Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January. You can find out which schools will be open through the Come Play pilot by visiting School Infrastructure NSW.... Read more

Writing Club 2017 Anthology

Writing Club Anthology (pdf 6945 KB) Congratulations to the Creative Writing students who have created the most wonderful collection of student work in the P&C WritingClub under the tutelage of Edwina Cowdery and Lyn Haines. The work contained in the anthology is an amazing reflection of the support and encouragement the students have had throughout the year. The cover is by the very talented Jasmine Virk who can not only write but draw. Make a cup of tea, curl up on the sofa and delve into the vivid imagination of Abbotsford students.... 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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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

Kindergarten Transition to School Sessions

Kindergarten 2018 Enrolments now open! Do you have a child starting Kindergarten at Abbotsford in 2018? If so please visit the school as soon as possible to collect an enrolment form from the front office. Our Transition to school sessions are: Tuesday 24th October 9-11am Tuesday 7th November 9-11am Please see the attached flyer for more information. Transition to School Dates (docx 368 KB) We look forward to meeting you and your child at the Transition to School sessions and welcoming you to Abbotsford Public School.... 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

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National Family Reading Month

Join the staff and students of Abbotsford Public School as we get reading this May! National family reading month Our school is encouraging families to take time each day in May to experience sharing stories aloud, with the aim of inspiring a lifetime love of reading in our students. Read Aloud Family Event At 11am on Wednesday, 24 May as part of our annual Grandfriends' Day, we are inviting families to participate in our reading of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, as APS students join an expected 500,000 children and families across Australia... Read more

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OC Test for Year 4s

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Fees and Contributions 2017

Fees and Contributions 2017 (pdf 307 KB) Dear Parents and Caregivers, On a Friday morning I often meet with a group of colleagues for a working breakfast, where we workshop current educational challenges and the ideas out forward by the brains trust, certainly assists me to do my job better. This week, I kept a very low profile as others described anticipating a day in extreme heat as they did not have air conditioning in their school. As part of a government initiative back in 2009 a number of schools were able to install air conditioning... 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

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Class Requirements 2017

Please download the following PDF which shows the above information. Class Requirements 2017 (pdf 331 KB)... Read more

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APS Creative Writing Club - Writing Anthology 2016

Abbotsford Public School Creative Writing Club Writing Anthology 2016 Anthology Available from Creative Writing Club page.... 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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Kindergarten Transition for 2017 students

Session 1: Wednesday 26th October 2016 When: 9-11am Where: In the Henry Lawson school hall Your child will visit the Kindergarten rooms and receive a taste of school life as they engage in activities with our current Kindergarten teachers while you enjoy a school tour and learn about Abbotsford Public School from current students, teachers and parents. You will also receive a 'goody bag' filled with activities for you and your child to do together in the lead up to school as well as information which will ensure a smooth transition for you... 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

Parent Online Payment

Parent Online Payment (POP) The school now has available an online payment system for school activities and excursions. Parent Online Payment (POP) allows parents to pay online only for certain school activities. Any note sent from the school which asks for payment and includes a 6 digit reference code can be paid online through the "make a Payment' tab. At this time chess, music, and library books are to be paid through the school office. Cash is to be placed in an envelope with the student and activity details noted.... Read more

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