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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

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1ST GRADE FOOTBALL PUMA CUP GRAND FINAL WINNERS

Congratulations to our 1st Grade Football team who defeated Lambton high school by the biggest margin in CHS football history 6 – 0 to become State Puma Cup champions (Competition involves 350 schools) on the night of Wednesday 31st August at Seymour Shaw stadium, thanks to all members of the Epping community for their support. Goals were scored by Will Foristal x 2, Robert Sudzum, Lachlan Sward, Sam Immerschmitt and Layton Hubble. Assists were made by Sam Immerschmitt x2, Lachlan Sward x2 and Robert Sudzum. Player of the final was our Captain... Read more

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QUEEN'S SCOUT AWARD

A huge congratulations to our Year 12 student Patrick F, for receiving the Queen's Scout award. The award has an outstanding status within Scouting and the Community. To achieve this prestigious award a Venturer Scout must be able to set a goal; plan progress towards that goal; organise their self and others; and maintain the determination to overcome difficulties and complete the task. They must also have achieved the Venturing Skills Award and complete the requirements in four award areas: Adventurous Activities – demonstrates that the... Read more

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NETWORK CAFE NEWS

The P&C and boys from Network Cafe welcomed John Alexander MP for Bennelong to the school on Tuesday 17 May 2016. We also welcomed Caroline Xu, Principal of the Chinese language school and Bruce Jacob of Epping Rotary and thanked them for their support for this P&C project.The successful community grant application was submitted by our P&C and instigated by Mr Richard Copnall. The money will be used to upgrade the Common Room kitchen which is used by the Years 9 and 10 Barista Program, coordinated by our School Counsellor, Simon Percy.... 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

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2015 HSC success 1st in the state for Information and Digital Technology

On the 15th of December, the top state rankings were released. We can proudly acknowledge our Year 12 student, who started his studies this term has been ranked 1st in Information and Digital Technology. He has been accelerated in this course and completed two of his HSC subjects this year. Only 116 students get placed first in the state, this is an awesome achievement for our student Joshua C and we congratulate him, as he is deserving of this prestigious HSC award. ¿ Photographer: Anna Warr... Read more

BYOD at Epping Boys High School

During Orientation Day this year many parents were interested to find out more about the BYOD program at Epping Boys High School. I have recently updated the BYOD page of the schools website which contains a portal that you can order devices from or at least know the devices that meet the schools specifications. We have tried to keep the devices at the cheaper to middle priced end of the market. Below I have included an article I wrote for the newsletter a while ago to provide information that explains why we are going down the BYOD path.... 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

Voluntary Student Activities of a Religious Nature in Schools

A number of students at Epping Boys High School voluntarily participate in religious groups, which meet weekly during lunchtimes. In accordance with DET policy, visiting group leaders undergo all appropriate child protection checks and practices and the content of the activities is regularly monitored. Please click on the following link to view the information on our website. Voluntary Religious Activities... Read more

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Australian National Eisteddfod

Collaboration with Cheltenham Girls High School, the combined Wind Ensemble competed in the Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra on the 6th of June. They competed in two events; in their first performance they won the Open Concert Band (B Grade). The following day they competed in the 18 years and under Concert Band (Grade A) and received a Gold and Platinum award. Congratulations to the students and staff on this magnificent achievement.... Read more

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NSW All Schools Swimming Championships

10 of our students represented our school at the NSW All Schools swimming championships. The 14 years 4x50m freestyle relay placed 4th. The 6x50m freestyle all age relay came 5th. Our youngest competetor Haydyn R. A in Yr 7 competed in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Butterfly and placed in the top 10 for both. This is an amazing achievement from our outstanding elite swimmers. Congratulations to: Ciaran S, Bayley L, Jack E, Michael M, Thomas H, Liam D, Alex D, Hayden R-A and our absent student Antony O.... Read more

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