The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

Craig Reucassel

Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Cheque donation

Wee Waa NSW Farmers Branch donate to WWHS Debating Team

Ten Students from Wee Waa High School are busy undergoing weekly training and practice during their lunch break in term 2 for the 2018 Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 7 and 8. Debates have been organised against Narrabri High School (topic- education), Collarenebri High School (topic- the media) and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (topic-Australian society). The Wee Waa NSW Farmers Branch Chair Michael Haire proudly presented a cheque to Team Captain Emma Kirby. The local Branch have a long history supporting the community... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

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

Merino Schools Challenge Dubbo 2017

Merino's Wether The Challenge

It has been a busy few weeks for ag students of Wee Waa High School, who have been working with a new breed of sheep on the school farm, the mighty merino. The preparation of the merino wethers has been a collaborative effort for all agricultural students from all years, who have been involved in the preparation of the flock. Preparation details include daily feeding and paddock rotation and weighing fortnightly. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 19th September, 2017... Read more

Zac Doring

Local Duo Represent North West

Wee Waa High School duo Georgia cone, Year 11 and Zac Doring Year 7, were recently chosen to represent the North West region at the Combined High Schools State Bowling competition, making up half of the four person team. Both veterans of extremely successful bowling careers at very young ages, it was not surprising that they were selected into the team. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper 5th September, 2017 CHS Bowling competition (pdf 189 KB)... Read more

Auscott Ltd Education Scholarship 2017

Getting The Low Down On The Big Award

Auscott Ltd Representative Lenna Nagele popped into visit Wee Waa High School students to let them know more about the annual Auscott Ltd Education Scholarship on offer. the HSC students were fortunate to beable to clarify several aspects of the scholarship directly with Ms Nagele. The scholarship, which is capped at $11,500 annually for the duration of the course is awarded to an individual who has shown extension over several selection aspects and is not solely academically performance based. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th... Read more

RYDA 2017

Getting The Brake-Down On How Dangerous Speeding Is

Fifteen Wee Waa young drivers got a first hand look at road safety last week. The Wee Waa High School Students were part of 64 from Narrabri Shire who took part in the annual Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program on Tuesday 29th August, 2017, supported locally by the rotary Club of Narrabri. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th September, 2017 RYDA 2017 (pdf 220 KB)... Read more

2017 Science, Engineering Investigation Awards

Students Embrace Science Projects With Imagination And Innovation

Young scientists from wee Waa High School took their talents to the Science, Engineering and Investigation awards at Narrabri's Crossing Theatre on Thursday. All Narrabri Shire schools were invited to participate in the annual awards designed to promote science among students. The Year 9 and 10 students presented the innovative and imaginative projects that they had been working on at school for the judges appraisal. Article Courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th September, 2017 STE Awards 2017 (pdf 207 KB)... Read more

Brandons' Journey

Brandons Journey

Former Wee Waa High School Student Overcomes Hurdles to Achieve Success Graduating from Wee Waa High School in 2011, Brandon Nicholls has fond memories of being with "really supportive friends" at the school. Infact, Mr Nicholls would say it was thee friendships that got him through the HSC years. Today, distance is an obstacle to regular catchups, but they remain his oldest friends. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 29th August, 2017 Brandon Nicholls (pdf 166 KB)... Read more

NDIS logo

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

Students come out on top at stampede

Five members of the Wee Waa High School cattle show team attended the Charolais National Youth Stampede at the Dubbo Showground. With the event catering to more than 120 youth competitors over the three days it was a new experience for the students. Once again, the team worked with the Myona Stud from Coonamble. A Young Farmers Challenge was held on the Friday night, with the WWHS team members joining other youth competitors to make up the winning team. Article courtesy of Border News 15th August, 2017Students come out on top (pdf 956 KB)... Read more

Hospitality Master Chefs From Year 11 and 12

Hospitality HSC Master Chefs In Action

Wee Waa High Schools Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students have recently experienced a 'real life Wee Waa Hospitality Master Chef experience.' As a means of enabling the students to experience work in a restaurant style real life scenario, a beautiful three course meal was created, prepared and served to Principal Annabel Doust... Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 8th August, 2017 Hospitality (pdf 183 KB)... Read more

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