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Senior class participate in PSSA Sport

PSSA Sport

For the first time in many years, the Plunkett Street Public School senior students will participate in PSSA Sport. Each Friday afternoon the students will travel by bus to Queens Park to take part in the senior mixed soccer competition. A big thank you to Kings Cross Police for supplying the bus and driver. Good Luck Plunkett Street!... Read more

Hoops For Harmony

Hoops For Harmony

It was a special Harmony Day celebration at Plunkett St Public School last week with the launch of Charity Bounce's Hoop For Harmony primary schools program. Hoops For Harmony teaches students key life lessons through an interactive basketball program engaging every student to participate in the program. Using the principles, skills and training learned on a basketball court the program focuses on teamwork, promoting inclusiveness and valuing diversity. For more on this story please visit: Hoops For Harmony... Read more

Harmony Day

Harmany Day Multicultural Food Festival

Plunkett Street Public School will be celebrating Harmony Day on Tuesday 21st March, from 12 noon. The students will begin the afternoon participating in activities celebrating Aboriginal culture. For lunch we will celebrate our school diversity with a Multicultural Food Festival. In the afternoon Charity Bounce will be talking to the students about diversity in sport and then their players will challenge our students to a game of basketball.... 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

Welcome to the new school year!

Dear Families, Welcome back to Plunkett Street Public School for 2017. The staff are very excited about the year ahead and look forward to working closely with you to support our students. As you may or may not know, there has been some staff changes this year. After working with us for many years, in many capacities, Fran Campbell has decided on a "sea change" and has moved down the NSW South Coast. She snuck off in the Christmas holidays and therefore we have not been able to arrange a farewell get together for her. I am sure you... Read more

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I would like to wish the Plunkett Street Public School community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy the time with your families and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 30th January, 2017. Warm Regards, Juliet Sonter... Read more

Presentation Day 2016.

To celebrate the achievements of 2016, the staff and students of Plunkett Street Public School would like to invite you to our Presentation Day Assembly on Monday 12th December at 9:30am. Visitors are invited to join the staff for a morning tea following the assembly.... 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

School Swimming Program

All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 will be participating in two weeks of intensive swimming and water safety lessons at the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool from Monday October 24th until Friday November 4th. Our lessons start at 2pm and finish at 2:45pm. This means our school times will change slightly for the two weeks. Our recess break will be at 1pm (not 1:30pm). Students will eat and have a short run around, then change into their swimmers at school. We will leave the school at 1:30 and all walk to the pool together. As our swimming lesson... Read more

Term 4, 2016

Welcome back to term 4, 2016. As we wish Miss Kelly Birkett good luck in her new adventure, we warmly welcome Ms Anne Fitzgerald as our Preschool teacher for term 4. The staff have many wonderful and exciting activities planned for the term, including Swim School which runs everyday for two weeks, starting on Monday 24th October. Our term launch will take place on Friday 15th October at 9:30am. After the assembly we invite families into the classrooms to write term goals with the students.... Read more

School Holidays

The staff of Plunkett Street Public School wish everyone a happy and safe school holidays. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 10th October.... Read more

Deadly Kids Doing Well 2016

Last week the annual Deadly Kids Doing Well Awards were held at the University of Technology Sydney. It is an important event that acknowledges the achievements of Aboriginal students from schools across Sydney. Congratulations to Natayleah the Plunkett Street Public School recipient for 2016.... 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

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

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

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