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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... 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

2018 Kindergarten

Dates to remember: Getting ready for Big School Information night : 20th June 2017 at 6:30 pm Orientation: 18th September 2017 Transition 1: 23rd October 2017 Transition 2: 30th October 2017 Transition 3: 6th October 2017 All sessions will begin at 9:15 am... 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

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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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Kindergarten Orientation Dates

Mortdale Public School enrolments are now open for 2017 Kindergarten Orientation is just around the corner on Monday, SEPTEMBER 5 @ 9:15am Kindergarten Transition Days will follow on Mondays on the following dates @ 9:15am SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 17 & 24 Contact the school for more information and to arrange your enrolment- 95805244 mortdale-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more


NAIDOC & Education Week

Recently, Australia celebrated our annual NAIDOC week during the July school holidays, and we felt it was important to celebrate the week long event with out community. This year, Mortdale Public School will combine NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week with our own annual Education Week in Week 3 from August 1 - August 5. Education Week celebrates our country's future by opening the doors to our school and inviting our families to witness first hand some of the exciting things our students have been... Read more

2017 Kindergarten Parents Invitation

Information Evening for 2017 Kindergarten Enrolments

Parents of our future enrolments are invited to attend our 2017 Kindergarten Information Evening Going To Big School Thursday, JUNE 21 6:30pm - 7:30pm Mortdale School Library... 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

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Aristocats Musical

Tickets are now available for the Mortdale P.S. musical 'Aristocats'! Tickets prices are: Adults $10, Children $5. Tickets can be purchased from the office. Showtimes Matinee: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:45am Evening: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 6:30pm Evening: Thursday, 15 October 2015 6:30pm... Read more


Our K-2 Carnival is on today 7 October at 9:30. Please return permission slips to your class teacher. Fruitbreak and water should be packed in a separate plastic bag. Please label all clothing.... Read more

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Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book has arrived and is now on sale here at MPS. Order on line or pay through the office and start enjoying all the great deals. Remember...for every book purchased, we receive $14! Contact Mrs Bauk if you need further information. Click here to order... Read more

PLAYGROUPS at Mortdale Public School

We are fortunate to offer two Playgroups here in the Mortdale Public School Hall. You are very welcome to come along and join them. TUESDAYS - PLAYGROUP NSW 9:00am - 11:00am and then on WEDNESDAYS - A SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP 9:00am - 10:30am with qualified TAFE personnel.... 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

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

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