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

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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

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

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

Penshurst West Public School Fete

PWPS 60th Anniversary Fete & Open Day Update . Saturday AUGUST 19 2017 10.00 am - 3.00 pm We are celebrating the schools 60th Anniversary with an Open Day and School Fete. Do you know a business or person that would be interested in being a sponsor or making a donation to our raffle or silent auction? The PWPS Fete Committee would be thrilled if you could ask them if they'd be interested in sponsoring or donating. All donations will be acknowledged on the PWPS Fete Facebook page and in the school... Read more


Helpers/Volunteers Needed! Penshurst West Public School is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. To mark the occasion we will be holding a Fete and Open Day in August. The first meeting of the Fete and Open Day Committee will be held on Monday 2oth March at 7pm in the school staffroom. If you are interested in volunteering or have some ideas but can't make the meeting, please email me at or call me on 0414628017. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday with your ideas and volunteering skills.... 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


Kindergarten 2017 Orientation Day

The Kindergarten Orientation Day will be held on Wednesday 16th November 9.45am -11.30am in the School Hall. The orientation day is for parents/carers with children beginning school in 2017 and will give parents/carers important information which will help in ensuring your child has the best possible start to their school life.... Read more



The P&C will be holding a Father's Day Stall this Thursday 1st September. Students will visit the stall throughout the day and will be invited to purchase a gift for their loved one.s. Gifts range from $2-$10. A small range of gifts will also be available on Friday 2nd September for those children who forget to bring their money on Thursday.... Read more


We are a Flexischool!

Our school now has Flexischools for online ordering and cashless payment from the canteen and uniform shop. A flyer has been sent home with your child which outlines the steps involved if you would like to use this service. A few points to note: Register from a desktop or laptop computer not a mobile device. Step 1: Click the REGISTER button. Step 2: Enter your email. Step 3: You will be emailed a link to an online form - follow the link. Step 4: Choose a username and password and complete the form. Step 5: Add each student and their class.... Read more

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Georges River Council's Environmental Protection Character Competition Winner

Congratulations to Dorothy Yang and Penshurst West Public school for putting in the winning name of the Georges River Council's Environmental Protection Character competition. Penshurst West Public School would like to say a big thank you to the General Manager of the new Georges River Council, Gail Connolly, for her inspiring words and presentation to Dorothy. We are honoured to have received an individual gift pack for each child, a school Worm-Farm Kit, and a collection of wonderful books for the school library from the Council. We will be... Read more

Mixed age learning - peer support groups at PWPS

Peer Support at PWPS

Peer Support at PWPS Learning together is what we do! Peer support groups are a favourite among our students this term. What is the Peer Support Program? The Peer Support Program provides a fun and engaging environment for young people to address issues such as bullying, relationships, and self-image. Modules are designed to equip young people with skills to deal proactively with life experiences, develop a sense of self-worth and belonging, and to encourage taking responsibility for decisions and actions. How does the Peer Support... Read more

Another great leap

PWPS Athletics Carnival

The School held their annual Athletics Carnival on Wednesday15th June. The day was a tribute to well organised and enthusiastic participation by all students, teachers and our community. Have a look at the photos in the Gallery highlighting the day. We have some students who certainly can soar through the air.... Read more


Victorious! All 3 PWPS dance items were successful in St George Performing Arts Festival Auditions. Well done to the Junior Girls Dance Group, Girls Tap Group and Girls Performance Group. Also, a big shout out to our talented and dedicated dance teachers, Miss Wood & Miss Andreacchio! Here is a snippet of our fabulous tap group and performance group (******SPOILER ALERT!!!*********) Your browser does not support the video tag. Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

School Partnerships

Pehshurst West Public School in partnership with Learning Links are going to provide a short presentation on their programs at our P&C on Tuesday evening at 7.00 The programs we are running are Stop, Think Do. , Cool Kids., Revved up and individual private counselling. There is no cost to the students the school is running this programs as part of our Student Wellbeing. Many students have been offered a position in these programs and once forms have been returned programs will commence. The first of these are commencing in 2 weeks time. P&C... Read more

This week at Penshurst West PS

This week at Penshurst West PS 4/4/16 - 8/4/16 Tuesday is Photo Day. Don't forget to bring your money envelopes in. These will be given directly to the photographer when the class comes for photos. Wednesday is Parent Teacher meetings. These will be held in the school hall. Thursday - Cross Country is now to be run on Thursday. Unfortunately due to the weather on Monday morning we had to postpone the event. Friday is the last day of term 1 Some students will have PSSA sport while others have a bye. The students will return to school on... Read more

The Big Shave - before and after

Success - She's done it!!!

Yesterday Mrs Scanlan shaved her head! Mrs Scanlan bid goodbye to her hair to support a very worthy cause, the Leukaemia Foundation. Yesterday's crazy hair day fundraiser raised $1392, increasing the total to $3922 so far. Lilian 2/3F and Issac F 2S won the raffle to cut off Mrs Scanlan's ponytail, which was very exciting for them. Thank you to all those who have donated and a special thanks to Melissa from Brava Oatley Hairdressing for coming to PWPS and shaving Mrs Scanlan's hair for this very worthy cause. What a brave and selfless teacher... Read more

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