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School Leaders 2017

Congratulations to the following students who have been offered places in our 2017 Student Leadership Team. We also acknowledge the outstanding efforts and high quality of all candidates who applied for these roles. The students below are listed in alphabetical order. We look forward to announcing our captains and vice-captain roles at our Stage 3 Presentation Day next week. 2017 Student Leaders: Boys: Billy B, Lachlan G, Jack Q, Taj McF, and Tyler P. Girls: Madison B, Arabella H, Lydia H, Lilabella McP, and Elodie T-A.... Read more

Proposed Stopwork Meeting Thu 8th Dec, 2016

Dear Parents, The NSW Teachers' Federation has announced it will hold a one hour stop work meeting of school teachers on Thursday 8th December, 2016 from 8:30-9:30am Please note that Wamberal Public School will remain open and fully supervised. Students should attend school as usual and will be supervised until classes commence. It is anticipated the school will be fully operational around 9:30am, so we anticipate minimal disruption to our regular routine. P. Miller Principal... Read more

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School Spec and Gulangfest Congratulations!

A big shout out and congratulations to the talented students who performed at this years School Spectacular. What a night to remember! Well done to all the students and staff who rehearsed tirelessly to display an amazing performance on the night. Wamberal students also shone at this years Gulangfest. Our school choir and dance group shone and it was a credit to everyone involved. We are all proud of you! School Spectacular... What an amazing night at School Spectacular! This year marked the 33rd year of the annual school talent event, which... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Evacuation Practice

As part of our operations, we hold evacuation and lockdown practices on a regular basis. Today an evacuation practice was held and our students are to be commended on the orderly manner in which they followed instructions and participated in the practice. Whilst there was no danger to students, it is great to know that should an emergency arise, effective processes are in place to keep our students safe.... Read more

Great Aussie Bush Camp Update

Dear Parents, Due to heavy demand during the remainder of Term 4, our Year 5 camp has been postponed until 31st Jan-3rd February, 2017. This will mean our camp will depart on the second day of the new school year. This is a great way for our students to welcome in the new school year by spending four days together in a safe and enjoyable camp atmosphere, developing their team building and cooperative skills and a range of new and rewarding challenges. Further details will be sent home over the coming weeks.... Read more

Great Aussie BushCamp Update

Dear Parents, We have been advised that fires are still uncontrolled in the vicinity of Great Aussie Bush Camp and it is likely the Pacific Highway may again be closed in this area later today. We are currently negotiating with the campsite for an alternate time for our camp, however due to the high volume of bookings at this time of year, it may be postponed until later this term or the beginning of the 2017 school year. We apologise for any inconvenience, but wish to ensure the safety of our students at all times. We will provide another... Read more

Year 5 Great Aussie Bushcamp Postponed

Sunday 6th November, 2016 4:00pm Dear Parents, We have today been advised there are uncontrolled bushfires occurring on the Mid-North Coast of NSW near the vicinity of Great Aussie Bush Camp. This has resulted in evacuations in the township of Karuah and closure of parts of the Pacific Motorway. Following a risk assessment based upon all available information, the Year 5 excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp will be postponed to ensure the safety of our students. We hope to provide further information tomorrow. The Year 6 camp will continue to... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

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

Canteen Closed Monday 17 October

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the canteen will be closed on Monday 17 October for orders, or over the counter purchases. Sorry for any inconvenience.... Read more

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Representative Photo Orders

If your child had their sporting or representative team photo taken in Term 3, the photos are now available to be viewed and purchased. All orders need to be made by Friday 21st October 2016. The photos can be viewed both at the school library and online at www.theschoolphotographer.com.au. School Online Code: S202VT34WA If you wish to order please either: - Collect an order envelope from the office and return payment to school - Visit the website and order/pay online The photo prices are: $16.00 each, 2 for $30.00, 3 for $42.00, 4 for $52.00... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
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Photos from the 2016 TLLC Leadership Conference

2016 TLLC Leadership Conference On the 23rd of August, 20 of our year 5 students along with other school students (from the Tuggerah Lakes Learning Community) came together at Magenta Shores for the TLLC Leadership Conference. Our year 5 students had an interactive and fun day. All students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be inspired, meet other local student leaders and hear great motivational speakers. Here are some photos from the day. For more photos from the day please Click Here... Read more

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Road Safety - Key Safety on Wheels

Road Safety – Key safety on wheels information At school, your child will learn about road safety as part of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Your child must wear a helmet when riding a bike in any public place. You can help them to learn the safety on wheels messages by reinforcing them whenever you are riding together. Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 learn to: Always wear a helmet when they ride or skate Ride their bike away from the road Students in Year 5 and 6 learn to: Always wear a helmet when they ride or skate ... Read more

AugustReturn to top
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Road Safety - 40km/h School Zones

Road Safety - 40km/h School Zones The 40km/h school zone slows traffic in the vicinity of the school. Most 40km/h school zones operate between 8am and 9.30am and from 2.30pm till 4pm. The 40km/h school zone speed limit must be observed even if school children cannot be seen. A 40km/h school zone operates on all school days including staff development days (pupil free days). To increase motorists' awareness of 40km/h school zones, triangular dragon's teeth road markings indicate that the vehicle is entering a school zone where you will see the... Read more

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Road Safety at Wamberal Public School

Road Safety at Wamberal Public School Wamberal Public School has a road safety education program which is part of quality Personal Development, Health and Physical Education teaching and learning activities for all students. Parents please always try and meet your child on the school side of the road never call your child across the road never double park your car always obey the 40km/h school zone speed limit. Please help to support us by setting good examples, obeying all road rules and practising safe road behaviours with your children.... Read more

JulyReturn to top
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Education Week Open Morning

Next week public schools across NSW will be celebrating Education Week. Please join us for open classroom visits and a performance showcase by students.... Read more

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Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is participating in the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart program and we would love your support! The 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, your child(ren) will be learning a range of fun skipping skills and new tricks. We will emphasise... Read more

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5 Cent Friday Fundraiser

Our P&C are raising funds for new sporting equipment for the school and will be doing so through running ‘5 Cent Friday' for the first eight weeks of this term. Students are requested to bring in 5 cent coins each Friday. These will be collected and tallied by the P&C with a prize being awarded to the class who raises the most money at the end of the eight weeks. We hope our students and families can support our wonderful P&C in their fundraising by remembering to bring in any 5 cent coins on Fridays.... Read more

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Stage 2 & 3 Gymnastics Program

This term, Stage 2 & 3 students have the exciting opportunity to participate in a specialised eight week gymnastics program. The program, run by Sportspro, enhances students movement skills by emphasising the six dominant areas of gymnastics: landings, static positions, swing, rotations, spring, height and/or flight. The gymnastics program meets all requirements of the PD/H/PE curriculum, incorporating several of the content strands whilst also contributing specifically to the development of students ' muscular endurance, strength, power,... Read more

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GRIP Leadership Conference

The GRIP Student Leadership Conference is unique in that it concentrates specifically on training student leaders for their role as SCHOOL LEADERS. The style, topics, and content of this conference all focus on what the students can do RIGHT NOW. On Friday 20th May all of the student leaders and sport captains went to a GRIP Student Leadership Conference at Gosford Leagues Club. We learnt different leadership strategies like Traffic Light Leadership and how to Speak Up. We also learnt how to say Bye Bye Bullying by being an 'Upstander'.... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD) is an annual collection of data that counts the number of school students with disability and the level of reasonable adjustment each are provided with. All Government and non-Government schools across Australia are required to participate annually in the NCCD. Parents and carers can find out more information here NCCD Information 2016.... Read more

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School Banking Day is WEDNESDAY

School Banking day is WEDNESDAY Remember, Wednesday is School Banking day and students should bring in their weekly deposit. Each classroom has been supplied with a grey satchel to transport the bank books to the office. Please ask your child to hand their bank books to their teacher. For every deposit made at school, no matter how big or small, students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their regular... Read more

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MayReturn to top
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Do you want to help the students of Wamberal PS?

Do you want to learn more about the teaching of reading and spelling? Are you willing to commit one or more mornings to be part of the Multilit program? Your commitment would need to be for approximately 30-45 minutes for one or more days per week. Please leave a message with the office (43841111) if you wish to find out more about being part of this highly successful and rewarding program. I will call you back with further details. Lisa McBride Learning and Support Teacher... Read more

MarchReturn to top
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Important: Changes to School Payments

Wamberal Public School will transition to the new NSW public schools' finance system and a new bank account on 16 May 2016. To ensure a smooth transition, there will be changes to the way we accept parent or carer payments. Cash, cheque and online payments: Between 11 May 2016 and 17 May 2016, we will not be able to accept payments by cash, cheque or online as we prepare to close our current bank account and transition to the new one. Please ensure that you have made any outstanding payments before 11 May 2016. From 16 May 2016, online... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
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Premier's Reading Challenge

Our School will be taking part again in the Premier's Reading Challenge. The Challenge runs from 7 March to 19 August (11:59pm) 2016. Ongoing reading is encouraged. Books read from 1 September 2015 can count towards the 2016 Challenge. The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure and to enable students to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. All students who enter and successfully... Read more

PBL Signs

New PBL Signage

You may have noticed some new signage around our school grounds. These colourful new signs are Wamberal's whole school PBL expectations. They are based on our PBL expected behaviours matrix (please see the link below to view it on our website). (Our School) PBL These signs communicate to our students how to behave as a Safe, Respectful, Learner at Wamberal Public School.... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

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