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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

OctoberReturn to top
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Kindy Kick Start

The first of eight Kindy Kick Start sessions started on Monday with 23 soon-to-be 'big school' children. They played games, read some books, coloured in and met their buddies from Year 4 and Year 5. Our next session is on Tuesday, 27th October. If you have a child starting Kindergarten in 2016 and are looking to enrol them at Mount Kuring-gai Public school, please contact the school office for an orientation pack.... 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

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A busy week in KE

Week 8 News KE have had a very busy week this week. Monday saw a visit from the Miniroos (Soccer Program). This program focuses on helping children build their soccer skills. KE thoroughly enjoyed playing different ‘soccer focused' games and the Miniroos staff were extremely impressed with the students' enthusiasm and eagerness to participate. We had a great time! On Tuesday, Kindergarten enjoyed a very exciting excursion to Wannabees Family Play Town. Wannabees is a unique Indoor Theme Park where children can play ‘grown ups'. The child size... Read more

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Saving the trees in year 1!

As part of our Literacy program, Year 1 having been reading, discussing and exploring the children's book The Lorax written by Dr. Seuss. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. After reading The Lorax and watching the movie, Year 1 students explored deforestation in our modern society and how this is impacting on our environment. We brainstormed lots of ways that we could make a... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
Dance Group

Dancing up a Storm!

In term 2, Mrs Eastgate, Mrs Corkery and the dance group auditioned for the Sydney North Schools Dance Festival and were successful in obtaining a position in the festival. We were extremely proud of the students' hard work and dedication to learning and practicing the dance to perfection. The dance group performed in the festival three times both during matinee performances and evening performances. The students should be commended on their tremendous effort not only on stage, but back stage to. They all looked amazing in their dynamite... Read more

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Junior Netball Team land in 2nd place in PSSA Finals

Congratulations to our Junior Netball team, who played really well and finished 2nd in the PSSA Netball Finals. We are very proud of you all!... Read more

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KW Wanna Be....

A busy few weeks for KW! The last half of Term 3 has be en busy for KW! In week 7 we had the book parade. Kindergarten's book was Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes. The book is about 3 friends going on a spooky walk at night and KW dressed up as the three friends: Cat with a cake, Hare with a hat and Pig with a parcel. In week 8 KW and KE visited Wannabees Play Town. They had a great time! At Wannabees they were able to explore and learn about lots of jobs in the community, such as: firefighter, police officer, TV news presenter,... Read more

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Our Junior Netball Team is Jumping for Joy!

On Friday 28th August, our junior netball team played in the PSSA Semi-Finals against Wideview Public School. It was a very exciting game to watch as the score bounced from us being just ahead of the other team to a tie throughout the entire game. As the whistle blew for the end of the game, we were ahead by 2, we had won the Semi-Finals! The final score was 10-8 our way. Congratulations to all the girls who have worked so hard and to their wonderful coaches, Mrs Todd and Miss Samuel. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to drive the... Read more

AugustReturn to top

Arts Alive Combined Primary Schools Choir

On Tuesday the 11th August, students in the school choir had the opportunity to perform at Sydney Town Hall as part of the Arts Alive Combined Primary Schools Choir. Throughout the year, the choir have been rehearsing weekly and working very hard to learn the 10 songs that were performed on the evening. Parents, relatives and friends were invited to come and watch their children perform alongside 19 other school choirs, and accompanied by the Combined Schools Stage Band. It was an amazing performance, and a fabulous opportunity for the... Read more

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Bird-Watching with 2R

As part of our Literacy program, 2R have been reading The Rainbirds by David Metzenthen and Sally Rippin. It tells the story of a boy named Gleeson who waits patiently for the rainbirds to leave their stormy alpine home and fly down to seek shelter in the city for the winter. Gleeson loves watching the rainbirds as they swoop and fly through the park near his home. In response to this text, the children in 2R set up a Bird-Watching Post in the classroom, that overlooked the sky and bushland behind our school. Throughout the week we were able... Read more

Athletics Ribbons

Students aged 5,6,7 or 8 that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at an event in the Athletics Carnival will receive their ribbon at assembly this Wednesday 12th August. Please click on the attachment below to view the list of ribbon recipients. We hope to see you at assembly 9.30am Wednesday! Athletics Ribbons 5,6,7,8 (docx 19 KB)... Read more

JulyReturn to top
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Zentangles, Magic Squares, Virtual Holidays and MORE in 5/6J

In our classroom: We have been working our way through the Seven Steps to Writing Success, breaking down the main steps of the writing process into practical-sized chunks. We have had a lot of fun letting our creativity run wild, writing sizzling starts, using dynamic dialogue, banning the boring bits and tightening the tension. We've even been using drama to bring our writing to life. Maths should be fun and that's our goal in 5/6J. Recently, we all went on a virtual holiday to either Fiji or Noosa. We budgeted in airfares, accommodation and... Read more

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Class 3/4 Go Investigating

Class 3/4 have been learning about erosion and weathering. We enjoyed doing experiments which showed how erosion and weathering can occur. In pairs we made sandcastles and poured water on them to see the effect on our sandcastles. This gave us a better understanding of what happens in our environment. Cameron and Iziah Cohen and Aysia We also found examples of erosion caused by human activity within our school playground. Afterwards we discussed the causes and how we could prevent further damage.... Read more

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Super Size Symmetry with 2/3S

"How is this Maths?" This is the question students of 2/3S were asking their teacher while using the iPads to take photos of the school playground and each other! The students had been learning about Symmetry and were taking photos of symmetry in the environment. They also had the opportunity to use an application called 'Photo Booth' to take symmetrical photographs of each other. They had a ball!... Read more

MayReturn to top
Skoolbag App

Mount Kuring-gai School App

Our School now has our own Skoolbag Smartphone App which we will be using to send you important information. Please download and install it by searching for our school name in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. You can also click the button above to view the Skoolbag Communication Centre which contains all of the content that we put in our App.... Read more

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2015 National Simultaneous Storytime

Today the students at MKPS participated in the National Simultaneously Storytime. This is a national event in which schools across the country listen to or read the same story at the same time. This year's story was titled "The Brothers Quibble" by Aaron Blabey. This book is about sibling rivalry, love and war.... Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He shared it with no other. But then his parents introduced. a brand new baby brother. Uh oh!... Read more

Year 1 Science

Year 1 Mixes It Up

This Term, Years 1 and 2 have been having lots of fun learning about mixtures in Science. Students have been learning about materials that do and don't mix well, and others that are difficult to separate. Through hands-on investigations, we have been exploring how changing the quantities of materials in a mixture can alter its properties and uses. We have also been investigating who makes mixtures and why. So far we have looked at Chef's and Scientists.... Read more

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Swimming Carnival Ribbons

This Wednesday 11th February, at our weekly assembly, the swimming carnival ribbons for students that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an event will be handed out. We invite parents and carers along to help us congratulate our swimming stars. The assembly will begin at 9.30am in the school hall. 2015 SWIMMING CARNIVAL RESULTS AGE GROUP 1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE U8 BOYS BRADLEY G 50M FREE, 50M BREAST,25M FLY, 100M FREE, JNR RELAY LUCAS E 50M FREE, 25M FLY, 25M BREAST, JNR RELAY LUCAS W ... Read more