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Eliza wins Rotary Citizenship Award

Congratulations to Eliza N who received the West Kempsey Rotary Citizenship Award on Tuesday night. Eliza, we are so proud of your achievement and wish you every success in high school. Eliza is a very trustworthy and responsible student and is respected by both students and teachers at Kempsey West Public School. She enjoys school and always tries her best in all aspects of school life. Eliza is always willing to participate in, and contribute to, school events, both in and out of school hours. She volunteers in the Support Unit during lunch... 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

Transition to new finance system

Dear Parents and Carers, Kempsey West Public School will transition to the new NSW Public Schools' finance system and a new bank account on 4 September 2017. To ensure a smooth transition, there will be changes to the way we accept payments from parents and carers. EFTPOS payments: We will not be able to accept EFTPOS payments between 29 August and 4 September 2017. Please ensure that you have made any outstanding EFTPOS payments before 29 August 2017. From 4 September 2017, EFTPOS payments will be accepted as before. Cash and cheque... Read more

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Athletics Carnival postponed to tomorrow (Friday 30 June)

The primary Athletics Carnival has been postponed due to the rain today. Instead, we will try to hold the Athletics Carnival tomorrow (Friday 30 June), weather permitting. Students should come prepared for the Athletics Carnival tomorrow, in appropriate footwear and house colours. If events cannot go ahead tomorrow due to the weather, alternative arrangements will be made for early Term 3. Our apologies to all families for the change to our plans and the late notice. The safety of our students is our first priority. A note will be coming home... Read more

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Anzac Day commemorations

Kempsey West commemorates Anzac Day Each year we encourage our students to attend the Anzac Day March in Kempsey. Students who attend need to wear full school uniform. Meet Mrs Korn at the Service Station on Sydney Street at 10am on Tuesday 25 April. From there we will march as a school group across the bridge to the Cenotaph at East Kempsey. We will commemorate Anzac Day in a special school assembly on Friday 28th April at 9:30am.... Read more

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Tristan finds a message in a bottle

There has been great excitement in Mr Scott's classroom lately with the news that Tristan would be on the ABC news. Tristan was recently walking along the beach at Hungry Head when he found a bottle in the sand. Inside the bottle was a message from Sadie Parsons from California. Sadie was studying climate change and its effect on island people, when she dropped the bottle off a ship between Fiji and New Zealand at the end of October 2015. Tristan emailed Sadie to tell her he found her bottle with the message inside. Mark Sloan, our school... 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

Non-Teaching Staff School Introduction Training Days

The Department of Education is seeking people who are interested in commencing work within public schools in your area. The School Administrative and Support (SAS) Staff Reference Group welcome any people looking to start work in school administration to enrol in our Non- Teaching Staff School Introduction training programs. The aim of this training is to provide participants with an overview of school administrative roles. Participation in this Introduction day is not a guarantee of employment with the Department of Education. Following... Read more

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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


2017 Canteen Menu & Prices

The new Canteen Menu with updated prices is now available. Canteen Menu/ Prices 2017 (pdf 304 KB) A paper copy will be sent home with the newsletter or you can pick one up at the office.... 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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Swimming Carnival - Year 3-6

Our School Swimming Carnival is coming up on Monday 6th February 2017. All students in Year 3 - 6 are encouraged to attend. Families and carers are invited to join us at the swimming pool on Monday morning to watch and cheer on the children. Permission notes have been sent home with the students in Year 3 - 6 and must be signed and returned to school to beforehand.... 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

Bailey receives award

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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