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New Canteen Menu now available

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Athletics Carnival

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE at Services Club Park Starting at 10.00am Students can wear House Colours Barton – Purple Deakin – Yellow Parkes – Green Wentworth – Red All Year 2 students who are turning eight this year can participate in our school Athletics Carnival on Wednesday. They can elect to participate in the 8yr 100m race and Junior 200m and 800m running event and then return to school unless they qualify for a field event. ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE RETURNED A SIGNED PERMISSION NOTE WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE... Read more

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed - Canteen

Are you passionate about food, teamwork and children? We are looking for canteen volunteers for Mon – Fri and we'd love your help. No experience is required; we will teach you the ropes. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and become part of the school community. Best of all, children love seeing their parents at school. If you are interested, please contact Lynda, Canteen Supervisor at the school for more information.... 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

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Dymock's Book Bank

Dymock's Book Bank at Kempsey West! We are one of the very few schools in NSW that receives free books from the Dymock's Book Bank. Twice per year students in years 3-6 choose books which they would like to own. Students get to use these books in class, share them with classmates and then at the end of the year they take them home to add to their personal library of books.... Read more

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The Big Vegie Crunch

Thursday 1st march, Students from Kempsey West joined with 450 other school from NSW for "Crunch Time". Over 100,000 students will join together to hopefully break the previous record of 29,067 students eating fruit and vegetables simultaneously. Students not only get a great morning snack they also taste and learn about different fruits and vegetables. A big thank you to Woolworths Kempsey for donating a box of fruit and vegies to support our school.... 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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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

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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

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Dance Festival

Last week all of the dance groups went to Camden Haven to perform at the Dance Festival. When we got into our room we tried on our costumes and we weren't allowed to go outside with them on. We had so much fun there because we played a lot of games and for lunch we had chicken, chips and gravy. The teachers - Miss Harris, Mrs Harwood, aunty Tori and Miss Harris's daughter Tisana helped with the makeup. Jessica D 5H Last week we went to Camden Haven to perform at the Dance Festival. We got into our costumes and danced on stage. After we... Read more

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News from Schools as Community Centres

Special thanks to Ray, Greg and Bev from the SES, who visited our school last week to read to the children in Kindergarten and class 2S. This activity is to promote Sow the Seed to Read in our community and encourage our children to enjoy reading and listening to stories. Schools as Community Centres and Homestart work together to promote reading. Our volunteers read to over seven hundred children in preschools and schools each year. Karen Hall, Facilitator, SACC... Read more

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NAIDOC Celebrations

The following activities have been planned: Monday 27th June 9.30am Welcome to Country and Flag Raising Thursday 30th June 10.00am – 12.00noon Community Display in Hall 10.00am - 11.20am Indigenous Games 11.20am – 12.05pm Fresh Fruit Platters Parents and community are welcome... Read more

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Chess Tournament

The MECS Interschool Chess Tournament was held on Thursday 9/6/16. A number of Macleay Education Community Schools took part with over eighty students from Years 3-6 playing some very intense, mind boggling games of chess. Games started and finished with a handshake but perhaps the best part was seeing students learning from one another and making new friends. It was such an inspiring tournament where sportsmanship was at its best. Kempsey West had four girls and three boys compete and all students did very well. Bodan made the grand final and... Read more

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