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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more

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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

Wellbeing Policy is here!!!!!

Very exciting breaking news - our Wellbeing Policy is finally completed! This policy will underpin everything we do at Yeo Park Infants School and was developed in consultation with all community members and is underpinned by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice and also the new Department of Education Wellbeing Policy. Underneath this policy are other policies such as Learning Support Policy, Gifted and Talented Policy, Teaching and Learning Policy, Homework, Enrolment and our Uniform policy is coming. Thank you to everyone who... 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

Kindergarten 2017

We are now taking enrolments for Kindergarten in 2017. It is not too late to enrol at Yeo Park Infants School. Out of area applications will be considered. Yeo Park Infants School is at the top of early childhood education and offers expert teachers, proven methodologies and an atmosphere and spirit it is impossible to get at any other school. Our students experience leadership opportunities, promoting their self esteem. We offer extra curricula opportunities that K-2 students are rarely afforded at K-6 schools. Our students move on from Yeo... 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

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

Excursions planned!

Kindergarten will be visiting the Australian museum to view the Dinosaur exhibition. Years 1 and 2 will be visiting the Powerhouse museum. Please keep an eye out for the note.... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

Draft Student Welfare Policy

Below is a link to the draft Student Welfare Policy. Draft Stud Welfare Policy (doc 659 KB)... Read more

Date changed for P&C meeting

Please note the change of date for the P&C meeting scheduled for 8th October is now a week later on the 15th October. The meeting will be held in the library at 7pm. Cake Day will also be moved to the 15th October.... Read more

When older kids struggle with reading

When older kids struggle to read and write, the issue can become fraught for the whole family. Parents can lose their patience and blame the child or themselves and the child loses their confidence and begins shying away from reading at all. Grades fall and interest in school can flag. Kids who struggle to read often try to hide it from teachers and parents, and develop unhelpful strategies, which only exacerbate the problems. Ways to encourage effective reading in older children Ask your child what subjects they would like to read about.... Read more

Dates for Starting Big school

Starting Big School 2015

Dates for the Kindergarten 2015 Orientation are as follows: On the 27th October at 6:45pm there will be a parents only information session. Tuesday 4th November at 9:45-11:15 the first Kindy Orientation will take place. Uniforms will be available to purchase at this session. This is an informal time for parents to talk to current families. The children will begin their orientation in the kindy classroom. Tuesday 18th November at 9:45-11:15 the transition program will begin. Tuesday 2nd December at 9:45-11:15 the transition to school program... Read more

Open Classrooms

Tuesday 16th September at 9:30 the school will be open. Parents are welcome to come along and share their child's work. At 10:00 parents and children are invited to look around the other classrooms.... Read more

Nurturing the artist in your child

Your child may not go on to become a famous musician, actor, dancer, filmmaker or artist. But by nurturing the artist in your child you can help them grow up able to think for themselves, problem solve and work out different ways to do things. They'll also be better able to see different points of view, communicate and express their feelings in different ways. Here are some top tips: Stimulate your child's senses - Provide opportunities for your child to experience different sights, smells, sensations and sounds. These sensory activities are... Read more

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