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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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Crunch HQ Goes Online

More information on the Canteen page of our website.... Read more

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Activity Centre - Online Registrations

ACTIVITY CENTRE NEWS We have moved to online registrations for Before and After School Care through our new website. GPAC has launched a website and is now using QK Enrol an online enrolment program, for all new enrolments. New families are able to register through My Family Lounge and lodge a booking request for the sessions they require for their child. Please register if you are not a current GPAC family to request care now or commencing in January/February 2018 next year. Allocated placements for new enrolments for 2018 will be offered by... Read more

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Year 6 Mini-Fete

On Thursday, the 21st September, Year 6 will be running a mini-fete at school as their major fundraiser for end of year events and gift to the school. There will be about 24 stalls including guessing competitions, hair and nails, fast art, a photo booth, slime stall and games. All students K- 5 are asked to bring $5.00 to join in the fun. Teachers will supervise stalls. Ice cream spiders will be available for an extra $1. Thank you in anticipation of your continued generous support. Year 6 have put a lot of effort into preparing their... 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

Book Week 2017

BookWeek 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

On Thursday August 31, we will be holding our Book Week celebration. Children are asked to come dressed as a book character. (Not a sports person or a normal child, a distinct book character!) We are having a Writer's Festival with 4 visiting authors/illustrators - R.A. Spratt, Lesley Vamos, Dale Newman and Aura Parker. This will be held between 9.20am and 2.00pm. We will have a cake stall at recess. The cakes will be donated by Years 3 and 4. Following lunch there will be a peer support activity where the groups will share a story read by... 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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ANSTO Top Coder Competition 2017

We are happy to be a part of the ANSTO Top Coder competition again this year. Four of our Stage 3 students will test their skills against the best coders from our area. Grays Point PS is hosting Round 2 of the competition in our lab on Tuesday August 15 (Term 3, Week 5). We wish our team the best of luck. More information on the event may be found on ANSTO's webpage.... Read more

Cronulla Zone Boys & Girls Touch Football Trials

Trials will go ahead tomorrow (Friday 24/3/17) at a NEW VENUE. NEW VENUE: Miranda North Public School oval (162b The Boulevarde, Miranda NSW 2228).... 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

Grays Point Uniform Shop Online

The Grays Point Uniform Shop is now online. Access the store via GPPS Online Store... 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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Schools Spectacular

We're excited to announce that our school is performing in the Schools Spectacular. Our dancers and singers will be part of this great event. More inform ation at www.schoolsspectacular.com.au.... 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

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

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