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Share our Space pilot program

Share Our Space pilot program Schools are the heart of our communities and offer a range of quality recreational and play facilities. Over the coming school holidays, the NSW Department of Education is trialling a program at nearly 90 schools across the state which will open up the playgrounds, ovals and sports fields for the whole community to enjoy. Blaxland High School will be participating in the program during these school holidays. The gates will be open from 16 to 27 April 2018 from 8 am – 6 pm. A security guard will be in place... Read more

Demystifying the HSC and Beyond Year 12

Blue Mountains City Library, Springwood, is hosting a FREE event for parents & guardians on the HSC, ATAR and life beyond the HSC. Limited spaces so bookings are essential. Demystifying the HSC (pdf 140 KB)... Read more

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Order uniforms online

Uniform shop The uniform shop is operated by Daylight Sportswear and operates: Mondays 8.00am to 12.00pm, and Thursdays 10.00am to 2.00pm. The Uniform Shop can be contacted on the school's phone number. At the end of year there are additional opening hours to cater for the new Year 7 students. Uniform price list 2018 (pdf 362 KB) Purchasing online Web store is now open. Click link to purchase online and pick up in store. Credit card payment via Paypal accepted. Please pick up your purchase from the school uniform shop. We do not offer home... Read more

Student and Parent Portal

Dear Parents and Carers, Emails have been sent out with information on accessing the Student and Parent Portal. This allows parents and students of Blaxland High School the ability to access timetables, student notices, attendance information, previous report comments and more. If you have not received an email please contact the school for assistance.... Read more

Road Safety Information

Seven new school zone traffic offences February 2018 To help schools keep the school zone safer for all pedestrians and drivers there are seven new traffic infringements with new fines. None of the seven offences attract demerit points when committed elsewhere on the road but in a school zone they each come with two points. The changes are: Stopping in intersection - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points. Stop within 20m of intersection (traffic... 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

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Footloose - Musical 2018

Blaxland High School is pleased to present Footloose. Tickets will be available through TryBooking.com. Please stay posted for more information regarding show times and ticket availability. Click here for audition information. (Students Only)... 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

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

Success in Dance

Hawkesbury Dance Eisteddfod

At Hawkesbury Eisteddfod this week... With our transition, junior, pre senior, elite, senior and jazz company student. "GREAT DAY OUT WITH OUR BLAXLAND HIGH DANCERS TODAY!!! Fantastic results First - tremors Third- swim Fourth - states of matter Highly commended l- freak show/sweet lovin and Cuban Pete . Merit - footloose... Read more

Chinese School Study Tour

In early Term 3 Blaxland High School will be hosting 25 students from the Karl Witte International Academy Beijing. If you are interested in hosting one or two students please contact Sharon Laurence on 4739 4655. Chinese Study Tour (pdf 250 KB)... Read more

Direct Link to School Calendar

The school calendar can be accessed by clicking on the "Read more" link at the end of this news item. This will enable you to then click on the SCHOOL CALENDAR link. Alternatively you can select the "Calendar" link in the blue navigation menu bar above and click on one of the "Yearly School Calendar" links. This will take you to a new page where you can select "BHS Calendar" link.... 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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