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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

SeptemberReturn to top

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

AugustReturn to top


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

JuneReturn to top
dorothy yang

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

MayReturn to top


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

AprilReturn to top

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

MarchReturn to top
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

Yes, you've heard right!

Mrs Scanlan is shaving her head in front of the whole school on Thursday 10th March! A note has been sent home about the day and is also available on the school website. Thank you to all those who have supported this worthy cause by making generous donations. Canteen Goodies (pdf 150 KB)... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top

P&C Annual General Meeting

Penshurst West Public School P&C meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The P&C meeting is held monthly in the staffroom. Everyone is welcome to come along. The first meeting of the year,will also include the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Our P&C Meetings start at 7pm. We look forward to you coming and joining in.... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

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