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Come play this summer

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

NovemberReturn to top

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night 2017 Mt Kuring-gai Public School Family & Friends, let's celebrate the end of year with Pizza, Jumping Castle, Movie Night, and there might be a special surprise visitor in a red suit! Friday the 8th December 5.00pm till 9.30pm JUMPING CASTLE Suitable for all ages, 5.00PM TILL 8.00PM MOVIE IN THE HALL - BALLERINA (PG) 8.00PM till 9.30PM " WOOD FIRE PIZZA" Unlimited Pizza, straight from a Mobile Wood¿red Oven / Entree / Main / Dessert KIDS EAT FREE 5.30PM TILL 9.30PM DRINKS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE / BAND FUNDRAISER Please refer... Read more

Band Try Outs

Next Wednesday the Band Committee are holding try-outs for all children in Year 2 and interested children in Years 3-5. Please see the attached note for further information. Band Try-out (docx 47 KB)... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

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

SeptemberReturn to top
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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

AugustReturn to top

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

JulyReturn to top

L3 & Reading Strategies Forum

Tuesday night saw Mrs Tudor present to parents an overview of the L3 program and how it is implemented at Mount Kuring-gai Public School, as well as strategies for parents to support their children's home reading. Mrs Tudor will be sending out information handed out on the night early next week. I have attached the PowerPoint presentation from the night. If you have any questions about the presentation please see Mrs Tudor. If you have any questions in regards to Home Readers please ask your child's teacher. L3 & Reading Strategies PPT (pptx... 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

Group Photos

This year's group photos are now available to be ordered. The photos can be viewed at the school's office or online at www.theschoolphotographer.com.au Our school's unique code is 17S233EL38M. Please find attached the order form for your convenience. Group Photo Order Form (pdf 316 KB)... Read more

JuneReturn to top
Table of funds raised per class

5c &10c P&C Fundraising challenge

Thank you to all the families that supported the P&C's 5c and 10c challenge. The school community raised an incredible $681.40. These funds are going towards a Slushie machine for the school canteen to serve fruit juice slushies for the children from Term 3. Below is a table of how much each class was able to raise.... Read more

Cyber Safety Presentation

Last night saw Senior Constable Steph Murray deliver an outstanding presentation on how to keep you and your children safe in the digital world. Her presentation made us all very aware of the dangers out there and how to combat these issues. During her presentation she referenced two websites. The links to which are below for you to access. I encourage all parents to utilise these resources to help keep our children safe. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and to Senior Constable Murray for her time. It was certainly beneficial to... Read more

Wednesday 14th June - Social Media Presentation

Senior Constable Steph Murray from Kuring-gai LAC will be coming to Mount Kuring-gai Public School to present on the use of Social Media in today's world. I have personally witnessed one of her presentations and as a parent I would encourage you to attend. The presentation is for any parent of the school and children in Years 4-6 who attend Mount Kuring-gai Public School. The presentation will be on Wednesday 14th June from 6pm-7pm.... Read more

Canteen - Baked Goodies Sale

On Wednesday 14th June the Canteen will be selling home made baked goodies for the children to purchase. These have been baked by a parent who is a chef, and we very much appreciate her willingness to support the Canteen. I have attached a list of ingredients below for you to have a look at. The cost for each item will be between 50c and $1. Please be aware that some of the items do contain eggs and may contain traces of nuts. If you have any questions please contact Tamara at the Canteen. Baked Goods - Ingredients (docx 50 KB)... Read more

Resilience Seminar - Raising Kids That Cope.

The school has engaged The Resilience Centre to present to the community on "Raising Kids That Cope." This seminar will take place on Wednesday 9th August, 2017 in the school hall. It will begin at 7pm. More details will be provided closer to the date and instructions on how to register for this event. This seminar is free of charge to families of Mount Kuring-gai Public School. If you have any questions please contact the school's office on 9457 9088.... Read more

MayReturn to top

Canteen Menu

Please find attached a copy of the 2017 Canteen Menu with up to date items and prices. 2017 Canteen Menu (docx 1310 KB)... Read more

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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