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OctoberReturn to top

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

AugustReturn to top

Mini Olympics Day and Colour Run

Last Friday (20th August), the students participated in a mini olympics day. They walked in their allocated countries from school to Mt Kuring-gai oval for the opening ceremony. Once arriving at the oval, the country groups rotated around novelty events, including a fancy dress relat, stocking throw, soccer shoot out, jumping castle and target throw, just to name a few. The event finished with a closing ceremony walk back to school, a presentation of medals (awarded to those who showed the olympic values) and a colour run! It was a factastic... Read more


KindyKick Start

Spread the word... Our KindyKick Start program for Kindergarten 2017 starts in Term 4. Please see the tab Kindergarten 2017 for the link to application forms.... Read more

Community Mental Health Forum

Wednesday, August 17, I will be conducting the first in our review forums focussing on student welfare, mental health and community engagement. Letter: Forum Letter (pdf 272 KB) The forum will commence at sharp and conclude at Dependent on numbers I will hold the forum in the hall or the library. The focus on the first forum will be on changes to our student welfare plans and behaviour management. The session will be led by the Principal. I am also attaching a flyer for an online course titled Raising Mighty Boys (pdf 150 KB). This... Read more


Week of Tastes

Today (10th August) all students from K-6 participated in the 'Week of Tastes' activities. The activities were designed to : -Enrich their vocabulary by creating new ways t0 describe tastes -Discover how all five senses are used to appreciate food -Teach them how to discern sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami -Develop a positive attitude towards tasting new foods -Encourage curiosity, thinking and analytical skills when eating. All the students had a wonderful time. The classrooms were buzzing with conversation and laughter. Thank you to all... Read more

JulyReturn to top
To Federation and Beyond

To Federation and Beyond......

K-6 were treated to an engaging performance where they learnt some interesting facts about the history of Australia. We went back in time, about 300 years, before there was any European settlement. Through a series of entertaining characters, a variety of songs and a good deal of audience participation we saw the British arrive and observed the beginnings of our economy as sheep were shorn and gold was discovered. We learnt that whilst our wealth was based on a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, like the hard-working shearers, it was also... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Exciting Electronics in ScopeIT

Student's create the popular project, the banana piano(remixed using green beans), in the final episode of the ScopeIT Education, Exciting Electronics course for Term 2 2016. Wait what? - A piano made of beans? You can turn any conductive object into a keyboard key, in this case we used green beans. All you need is a simple circuit using an Arduino electronics kit combined with some basic computer coding and Bob's your aunty, you've got a piano!. You are a resistor; electricity can flow through you to make a circuit and when it does it can... Read more

Coming up in Term 3

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL Thursday 21st July at Foxglove Oval. PYJAMA DAY Friday 22nd July Once again, our school will be supporting National Pyjama Day which raises funds to provide educational opportunities for children in foster care. For a gold coin donation, students can wear their pyjamas to school. KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT Monday 25th July If you know of any families within the area who are considering Mount Kuring-gai Public School for Kindergarten 2017, please let them know about our information night coming up in Term 3. YEAR 5/6... Read more

Dorethea Mackellar Poetry Competition

Thank you to Claire and Annabel's mum, Emily, for running a poetry writing session for some of our talented writers on Wednesday 22nd June. We are extremely impressed with the end results. Please read the attached file with all of our poems which have been submitted into the Dorethea Mackellar Poetry Competition. Our budding writers will be reading their poems at our Wednesday assembly in Week 1 of next term. Well done to Kiara, Ruth, Harry L, Ethan W, Jack R, Eleanor, Claire, Jack L, Jaimie, Annabel, Saloni, Rosie, Jessica B, Maude and Logan.... Read more

Newsletter Changes

Dear community, Due to the number of information portals the school uses (app, webpage, text, notes and newsletter) the school executive has made the decision produce a sponsorship page that will be sent via app and placed on web page, plus develop a new and improved Facebook page. We are currently investigating the department's compliance requirements with school Facebook pages. Hard copy newsletters will no longer be sent home. Text will still be used in limited instances where a critical situation occurs such as evacuation or bush fire... Read more

New Clothing Pool Information

New Clothing Pool order form and sizing chart for our fantastic new jackets. New Order Form (pdf 52 KB) Size chart for new jacket (pdf 142 KB)... Read more


School Leader Morning Tea at NSW Parliament House

On the 2nd of June our school leaders (Ryan B, Saloni P, Rosie M and myself) attended a "Primary School Leaders Morning Tea" at NSW parliament house in Sydney. While there we received permission from our representative in the legislative assembly Matt Kean to observe both a legislative assembly in session and a legislative council in session. Also there were Sharni Layton, part of the Australian netball team, and Jason King, a rugby league player who plays for the Manly Sea Eagles. Both gave very inspirational speeches about themselves,... Read more


Chess Competition

Last Friday Mt Kuring-Gai Public School participated in a chess competition held at St Bernard's Catholic School. It was Mt Kuring-Gai Public School vs St Bernard's Catholic school, no other schools participated. Representing our school, we had Lucas Liu, Iziah Garrard, Kevin Liu, Carl Wiberg, Elijah Hamer, Joel Tristram, Cameron Bennie and myself, Jack Lisle. As far as I am concerned, we all had a fantastic time and a few of us may have even learnt a trick or two about chess. Some of us were awarded individual trophies. I have cut-and-pasted... Read more

PSSA Training

PSSA Soccer- Super Training Session

Last Wednesday morning the PSSA junior and senior soccer teams had their first training session at Mount Kuring-gai Oval. It was an excellent session run by Bill Hosie. Bill is a fully qualified soccer coach and has trained many junior teams – we are very lucky to have him on-board! The first session was centred on the skill of dribbling and the students participated in many different drills that helped them learn or refine this skill. At the completion of the session, Bill commented that the students were "very well behaved and made the... Read more

MayReturn to top

2R Go Shopping!

Maths This week in Maths students in 2R have been learning all about money. We have enjoyed sorting coins into different groups based on size, colour and value, and have used stamps and made rubbings of coins to explore equivalent values in groups of coins. We especially liked using our Class Shop! This helped us practice recognising and counting dollars and cents. Literacy Each week we get to read a wide variety of stories and texts, but this week we were especially lucky to have a group of students perform a play for us! The... Read more

MarchReturn to top
Year 6 Parliament members

MKPS Parliament

Term 2 will see the beginning of our official Parliament meetings and responsibilities take place. All positions have been filled and students are eager to take on their new roles and help make our school a fun, secure and happy place to learn. For further details about our new student leadership initiative please click on the link School Parliament (pdf 192 KB)... Read more

Clothing Pool News

2016 Clothing Pool Order Form and Price List for your information. Price list and order form (new). Order form and prices. (pdf 102 KB)... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

Canteen News

Canteen News (pdf 34 KB)Canteen News (pdf 34 KB)Canteen News (pdf 34 KB)... Read more

New Canteen Menu.

Here is the new menu. 2016 menu (pdf 57 KB)... 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

Equipment List 2016

2016 Equipment List (docx 73 KB)... Read more