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

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

Outdoor Library

It's An Inside Out Library

Reporters: Saffron & Daria Writers: Queenie & Amelie It's An Inside Out Library Picture this, it's a beautiful day, you have nothing to do, your feeling relaxed. What could be better than to grab a book and sit down in the outdoor library. The unused concrete verandah outside the library has been transformed into a relaxing and inviting reading area. This unusual idea was years in the making, it allows students to read whenever they want, especially when the library isn't open. Mrs Campbell's husband helped make the bookshelves and her... Read more

New Office

Newtown Public School - The Office Reveal

Reporters: Alice, Lola, Kate & Mila Writers: Rosie & Daria Newtown Public School The Office Reveal After a long time, a whole term of patience, disruptions and smelly paint, the office was officially opened week 1 of Term 4. The new location of the office is on the ground floor for accessibility for the whole community. Once the entrance off Norfolk Street is open, you will enter through new automatic doors. The office feels brighter and welcoming with new a colour scheme, blue walls and orange couches. The whole area has been... Read more


Newtown Public School Run for Fun - TOGETHER WE RUN!

TOGETHER WE RAN NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL TAKES OVER SYDNEY PARK FOR INAUGURAL RUN FOR FUN Sunday September 10 was electric with fluorescent outfits, blue skies and sunshine and excitement that was palpable. Newtown Public School, thank you! We did it; we had the most amazing day! Sydney Park's Cycle Centre was the epicenter of Newtown Public School's Run for Fun. It was fantastic to see everyone have a great morning out, whether you ran in a race, volunteered or cheered on the competitors, we should all be proud of how we got together and made... Read more

Grug and the rainbow

Kindy and Stage 1 Excursion to Grug & The Rainbow at Monkey Baa

Our Excursion On Friday 8th September Stage One and Kindergarten went to see Grug and the Rainbow at the Monkey Baa Theatre. First we walked up to King Street to catch a coach. Then we got on the coach and chatted to our friends! The coach dropped us off at the Chinese Gardens and we walked to the theatre. We wanted to know what the story was about because the title was interesting. Most of us knew the book called Grug but some of us didn't. We felt excited! When we entered the theatre we saw the set. It was made up of big, green, fluffy... Read more

Taronga Zoo

Stage 2 Excursion to Taronga Zoo

Stage 2 Excursion to Taronga Zoo DID YOU HEAR THAT? Sounds like gorillas playing with their friends. This was just one of the many sounds that Stage 2 heard last Tuesday when we visited Targona Zoo. Arriving at the zoo was exciting as we knew we were going to meet some great animals and learn about the conservation of endangered species. This was important for our Science and Design Thinking projects in which we, as zoologists, have to design an ecosystem to support a threatened or endangered animals. We saw a range of different animals such... Read more

Martin Chatterton

Martin Chatterton

Reporters & Writers: Alice, Callie & Gemma Martin Chatterton Martin Chatterton is an illustrator and author who came to our school in Week 7. Not only has he written over 20 children's books and illustrated more than 80 books for other writers, but also two of his book series are being turned in to movies! His talk was like nothing else it was the silliest thing we heard all week. He talked about where he lived and how he grew up in London and later moved to New Zealand. His childhood sounded hilarious. He shared funny anecdotes of him... Read more

Book Week

Escape to Everywhere - A Book Week Adventure

Reporters & Writers: Fergus, Sa, Fred and Oscar ESCPAE TO EVERYWHERE A Book Week Adventure Week 6 was Book Week it was a busy week with lots of events but the highlight was the Book Character Parade. In the weeks before the parade there was lots of talk about what people were thinking of coming as. The morning of the parade there was lots of excitement and talk of who was dressed as what character. The Book Character Parade was held in the hall. The Library Leadership team ran the parade. The first on stage were the teachers. Most of the... 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

Science Week

Science Week 2017

Reporters & Writers: Bas & Jack Science Week 2017 WEEK 5 WAS NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK. Newtown Public School hosted parents and carers who had a job or experience in the field of science. Different classes had different talks about different areas of science from Neuroscientists through to Engineers. Across stage 3, we had a technology talk – the future of technology, how it may evolve and affect our lives in the future. Year 6 also had a Neuroscientist from the University of Sydney to talk to them about how the brain works and some amazing... Read more

Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela Changes the World of Young Writers

Reporters: Bas & Jack Writers: Harvey & Tobias Deborah Abela Changes the World of Young Writers Have you ever wanted to write an exceptional story? Well, you should have been in Stage 3's incursion with author Deborah Abela. Deborah is the author of "Grimsdon" and "A New City". Most students know of her work as she has written so many books. The purpose of her visit was to turn us into great writers by giving us some tips from her writing experience. Her main goal in this learning opportunity was for us to create a smashing start to have... Read more

Sir Henry Parkes

Education Week - Principal's Address

Education Week - Principal's Address Each year Education Week gives us a chance to open our doors wide and invite our family and friends into classrooms to be part of our learning. This year's theme says ‘I learn, we learn'. By bringing our community into the classroom for science lessons, soccer clinics, author workshops, library sessions, band rehearsal, robotics excursions and the many other opportunities available this week, our community has a chance to learn with us, seeing the fantastic learning and inquiry that happen at our school.... Read more

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Education Week

Reporter & Writer: Sadie Education Week Week 3 was Education Week but lets be real, every week is Education Week at school. But this gave us a chance to get together to appreciate the significance of education. Over the week we had parents join our classes and watch our daily activities. Our Education Week ended with a special assembly highlighting our schools first semester of learning. We had performances by our school bands, our choir, and recorder ensemble. We had a special encore performance of 1/2 Jenolan caves presentation of the... Read more

Athletics Carnival

Field & Track Athletics Carnivals

Reported & Written by: Alice, Lola & Kate Field & Track Athletics Carnivals This year at the Athletics Carnivals, participation was at its highest! Week 1 was the Field events and week 2 was the track events. The Field Events was held at Newtown Performing Arts High School Oval. The events included long jump, high jump, discus and shot put. Students from 8 years of age and over were invited to have a go. The spectators were really respectful of the competitors because there was lots of loud applause at different parts of the run up or... Read more

Have-A-Go Show 2017

Have-A-Go Show 2017 Rules!

Reporters & Writers: Rosie & Daria Have-A-Go Show 2017 RULES! On Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of term 2 the whole school either participated or watched the Have-A-Go shows. Have-A-Go show is where anyone in the school can participate in a talent show with no judges. Your talent can be anything from dancing, acting, comedy, musical performance and singing. To be able to perform on the day you need to attend the auditions but everyone who attends gets to Have-A-Go. The Art Team are a big part of the day, they were in charge of... 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

Mothers' Day Breakfast

Mothers' Day Breakfast

Mothers' Day Breakfast It was a beautiful Friday morning, perfectly fitting for a Mothers' Day Breakfast to thank and acknowledge Mothers, Grandmothers and all significant ladies in the lives of Newtown Public School students. The NPS community really came together to make this event happen. Thanks to the huge number of Dads who volunteered and of course thanks to the Mums who helped out too! A big thank you to the recorder ensemble; Genevieve J, Alice K and Lily R, their beautiful playing created a lovely atmosphere for the morning. What a... Read more

Cross Country Carnival

Cross Country Carnival

Reporters: Sadie and Poppy Writers: Mila, Kate, Alice and Lola Cross Country Carnival On Friday May 5, all students from ages 8 and up participated in the Cross Country at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. The Cross Country is a long distance race that goes for 2km for ages 8 to 10 years or 3 km for ages 11 to 13. The course was 500 m so, depending on your age you had to run either 4 or 6 laps. In total there were 8 races: ages 8/9, 10, 11 and 12/ 13 boys and girls races. People either loved it or disliked the long run. Some trained and... Read more

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