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Canteen manager/Supervisor position

Canteen Manager/Supervisor position Kempsey West Public School requires an enthusiastic and efficient canteen manager commencing Term 2 2018. The position is casual, 5.5 hours per day, 5 days per week during the school term only. Currently paid at the award rate of $27.03/hour The successful candidate will be responsible for attracting and training volunteers and the day to day operations and management of the canteen. Applicants will need to be aware of the requirement to complete a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This includes a... 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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Queen's Baton Relay

Students welcoming the runners for the Queen's Baton Relay On Friday 2nd February, the Queen's Baton relay visited our school. Students lined the path for the runners as they came through our school on the journey to the Gold Coast for the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.... Read more

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Swimming Carnival - Year 3-6

Our School Swimming Carnival is coming up on Wednesday 7 February 2018. All students in Year 3 - 6 are encouraged to attend. Families and carers are invited to join us at the swimming pool on Wednesday morning to watch and cheer on the children. Pool entry is $4 this year. House colours for students are as follows - Barton- Purple, Wentworth-Red, Deakin- Yellow and Parkes is Green Permission notes have been sent home with the students in Year 3 - 6 and must be signed and returned to school to beforehand. Students successful at this carnival... Read more

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Picking Up & Dropping Off Students

Please be aware that the Parking Inspector is about and bus zones are not legal ‘drop off' or ‘pick up' points for your children. We are aware that many car parks are taken at this time of day so would suggest that it would be safe for your child to walk to the front gate from Sea Street or Tozer Street if necessary. Please DO NOT park in our neighbours' driveways.... 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

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Code of Conduct for Parents, Carers and Visitors

Our Code of Conduct means a safe and harmonious school Kempsey West Public School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment that enhances the education and wellbeing of our students. The contribution of visiting members of the school community is an integral part of our school and is highly valued. Volunteers enrich the school environment and strengthen relationships with community. The Code of Conduct for Parents, Carers & Visitors has been developed in accordance with NSW Department of Education guidelines and... 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

Urgent Stranger Danger Reminder

"Just outside the school this morning a man in a car invited one of our students to get in. She refused, walked straight into school and reported the incident, exactly as we advise students to do. We have referred the matter to police, and suggest you remind your children of our safety messages. A note has been sent home to all families."... Read more

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Kindergarten starts school - Monday 6th February

There will be lots of excitement in the infants area on Monday 6th February when our new Kindergarten students start school. (Our Kindergarten teachers can't wait!) If you haven't yet enrolled your Kindergarten child, please see our friendly staff at the office, or phone us on 6566 7044. More about the newest members of the school to come ...... 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

John Niland 50 Years Service

50 Years of Service

Congratulations to Mr John Niland, who recently received an award for 50 years of service with the Department of Education. Mr Niland is an invaluable member of the staff of our school. These days he keeps our technology working at it's best. Mr Niland, thank you for the difference you have made in so many children's lives.... Read more

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Bailey receives Rotary Citizenship award

Congratulations to Bailey Kelly who received the West Kempsey Rotary Citizenship Award last night. Bailey, we are so proud of your achievement and wish you every success in high school. Bailey has excelled as a school captain during his time in Year 6 and can be relied upon to perform a number of duties in class, school and community. He works with his fellow school leaders to organise our weekly assemblies, is responsible for managing the Stage 3 laptops and assists the support unit children in moving around the school. He is known through... Read more

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2017 School Year Begins

Welcome to Kempsey West Public School for 2017! School starts back for all students in Year 1-6 on Monday 30th January. Kindergarten students will start school on Monday 6th February. We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful year at Kempsey West.... 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

Cathy Hauville

Mrs Hauville & Mrs Hart receive Macleay Public Schools Awards

Congratulations Mrs Hauville and Mrs Hart who received a Macleay Public Schools Award on 31st August at the Spring into Art event. Catherine Hauville has worked for the Department of Education for 37 years. She began her teaching career at Blacktown Public School and after completing School Counsellor training at Newcastle University she gained her qualification as a registered psychologist in 1991. Although based at Kempsey West Public School, Cathy has worked as a School Counsellor at most schools in the Macleay as well as support for... Read more

Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is participating in the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart program and we would love your support! Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart is an exciting and non-competitive program which encourages children to become more active through skipping, learning new skills and raising vital funds for heart research and community health programs. Skipping is an excellent way for children to keep fit and healthy. Over the next few weeks, our students are learning a range of fun skipping skills and new tricks. We emphasise the importance of... Read more

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