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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

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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

Westac online payment portal changes

Improving the online payment experience for parents and carers Westpac are making changes to the Parent Online Payment (POP) portal between 11 and 25 June 2018. Easier to use • Collapsible sections have grouped information in a more logical order making the form easier to use • Browser auto-fill will allow parents and carers to make payments without having to reenter details • More time to enter details • Larger controls to make it easier to use on mobile screens • Allow payment via a credit card or direct debit from a bank account There will... 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

Share our space

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

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