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NAPLAN Online School Readiness Tests

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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Afternoon Tea with the Principal

As part of our series 'Parents and Successful Learners', we bring you an 'Afternoon with the Principal'. Mr Zahra and other members of the Leadership team invite you to this special event. This is an opportunity to get an update of what's happening at the school. Share any concerns or ideas you may have. Have a coffee/tea and biscuit and meet and talk to other parents. When: 12 September 2017 5PM Where: Blaxcell Street Public School Please RSVP (for catering purposes) directly to Khaled via email: khaled.sukkarieh2@det.nsw.edu.au... 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

Mathematics

Parents & Successful Learners - Mathematics Workshop

Parents and Successful Learners: Invitation to a Mathematics Workshop. Blaxcell Street Public School invites you to a second Mathematics workshop with our specialist Mathematics consultant, Ms Carol Spencer. The workshop will focus on multiplication and division. This fantastic opportunity will take place on Wednesday 23rd August, 2017 from 9:00am -10:15am. It is an opportunity to understand the way that your child is learning Mathematics at Blaxcell Street Public School. You will be able to: Learn about mathematical concepts and how children... Read more

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Success at the Zone Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 1st August, 48 students attended the Auburn Zone Athletics Carnival at Sydney Olympic Warm Up Arena in Homebush. Congratulations to all of the students who attended for their tremendous efforts on the day. Special congratulations to Nadia (6J), Avaani (5D), Yussuf (4S), Joanne (5W), Roukaya (6H), Shaun (3B) and Jerome(6P) who, in their events, achieved great success as they have now qualified for regionals. Well done! A huge congratulations also goes to Jerome (6P) who now currently holds the senior boys shot put record! Also,... 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

NAIDOC Assembly

NAIDOC Assembly

Blaxcell Street celebrated NAIDOC week with flair this year. A big thank you to the people who made this possible; Desmond and his team from the AECG, the Aboriginal dance group from Chester Hill High School and all of the families who joined us for the day. We began with a very exciting assembly in which the students were immersed in Australia's Indigenous culture through language and dance. Our ATSI students did an amazing job co-hosting the event. Students gained an awareness of the number of Indigenous Nations and languages that are within... 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

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee 2017

Blaxcell Street Spelling Bee 2017. On Thursday 22 June, Blaxcell Street Public School held its 2nd Annual Spelling Bee Competition. Students selected for the competition were selected from the various Spelling Mastery groups taught in classes across Stages 2 and 3. This year, the top two students from each group/class were represented in the school final. Following two very gripping competitions, the following students are our school's representatives at the Regional Spelling Bee Competition to be held in Term 3: Stage 2: Layel - 4A Winner... Read more

Multicultural Speakers

Multicultural Speaking Competition

Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition. On Thursday 8th June the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition (South West Sydney) was held at Lidcombe Public School. Students spoke on topics that included themes on cultural identity, racism, refugees, bullying, multiculturalism, community harmony and family ties. All the students spoke passionately about peace, acceptance, understanding and inclusion. Representing Blaxcell Street Public were Layelle E. & Abhina S. (Stage 3) and Leah J & Malak G(Stage 2). These... Read more

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Keep up to date with the Blaxcell Street Public School App

Download the school app to ensure you are kept up to date with all that is happening at Blaxcell Street Public School. Have notes, news and school updates delivered directly to your smart phone or tablet. The app can be found through the Google Playstore and the Apple App Store, just search for Blaxcell Street Public School. For a preview, go to http://www.blaxcellst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/permission-notes/notes-and-newsletters More details on the app can be found on the following link BSPS App Parent Instruction... Read more

Writers Festival

5W and 6D at the Sydney Writers' Festival

The Writer's Festival By Ryan from 5W. On the 26th of May 2017, two classes, 5W and 6D went to the Town Hall for an excursion. We went there for The Writer's Festival. The festival is mainly about live illustrious authors coming to show us their books, telling information about themselves and also advising us how we could become authors. Once we arrived, we were affectionately greeted by the festival staff members. The place was more astonishing than we expected. At first, we thought it would just be a normal big warehouse sized... Read more

Writing in Kindergarten

Ready, Set, Go to Big School Classes

READY, SET, GO TO BIG SCHOOL CLASSES. Ready, Set, Go to Big School Classes will be held this year in Terms 3 and 4, for children who are going to enrol in Kindergarten at Blaxcell Street Public School in 2018. Ready, Set, Go to Big School Classes focus on early literacy and numeracy skills which lay the foundation for future literacy and numeracy learning. In the literacy session, children will be involved in activities which focus on pre-reading and writing skills and strategies, and basic language skills of how to interact in a group. In... Read more

Pyjama Day with Mr Zahra

Pyjama Day raising funds for the Cancer Council

Blaxcell Street Public School combined Australia's Biggest Morning Tea with a Pyjama Day to raise more that $1300 for the Cancer Council. On 25 May, we raised funds for the Cancer Council. Many students came dressed in their cosiest pyjamas and brought along donations. Together as a school we raised $1,352.25 which will assist the Cancer Council in providing vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.... Read more

Mathematics

Parents and Successful Learners

Parents and Successful Learners: Invitation to a Mathematics Workshop. Blaxcell Street Public School invites you to a Mathematics workshop with our specialist Mathematics consultant, Ms Carol Spencer. This fantastic opportunity will take place on Wednesday 24th May, 2017 from 9:00am -10:15am. It is an opportunity to understand the way that your child is learning Mathematics at Blaxcell Street Public School. Further information may be found through the following link: Maths Workshop Invitation (pdf 388 KB)... Read more

Disco Ball

Glow Disco

BSPS Glow Disco • DATE: Tuesday 16th May 2017 • WHERE: Blaxcell Street School Hall • ENTRY: $5 (Includes popcorn & drink) • WHO: Blaxcell Street PS students only Get your tickets now for a great night!! Times: Kindergarten to Year 3: 4:00pm - 5:15pm Years 4 to 6: 5:45pm - 7:00pm Glow items will be available to purchase on the night. Prices will start from 50c... Read more

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NAPLAN Information for Year 3 and Year 5 Parents

Year 3 and Year 5 Parents Please click on the link below for information regarding the 2017 NAPLAN. https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/naplan-2017-information-brochure-for-parents-and-carers.pdf?sfvrsn=2... 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

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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