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Autumn bug watch

The weather was coming across as students were sampling the river for the regular Autumn bugwatch survey. Rain didn't become heavy until afterwards- fingers crossed it continues and replenishes our sad looking river (and everyone's water tanks too!)... Read more

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Towamba Cross Country

Students did a great job on a hot Autumn day for the Towamba cross country. The route includes circuits within the school and then up to the community hall and oval for a number of times depending on age. Well done everyone for your participation and persistence. We have 6 students going on to compete in the Zone Cross Country at Wolumla.Well done! More photos shared by parents in the gallery.... Read more

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Playgroup

The Towamba playgroup meets at the school every Thursday from 9.30am. Parents with younger children and babies are welcome to join- just come along, bring a piece of fruit to share and enjoy some company while the kids play.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

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Apples galore

Harvesting huge boxes of apples and nashis from the school fruit trees was a fun job for K12 students. Even more so the following week when some of the apples were turned into apple crumble for the whole school to enjoy!... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

new Kindy

Welcome to 2018

Principal Mr Dinwoodie welcoming our kindergarten student this year! The K12 class have greatly enjoyed Toby's arrival into the classroom. It was great to see everyone back at school again- it's going to be a great year!... Read more

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School poultry are flying the coop!

At the end of the school year our beloved school chooks are looking for new homes, with tenders closing on Friday 8 December. The students have enjoyed the experience and got to know some quirky characters!... 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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Bug watch

Our Spring bugwatch was a lovely day down the river below school, with a huge number of diving beetles found, as well as mayfly nymphs, and other smaller populations.... Read more

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Canberra

Last week Mr. Dinwoodie accompanied the Stage 3 students to Canberra along with 5 other schools. When we went up Brown Mountain on day 1 we were treated with a thick layer of snow for around 20km which made for an exciting start to the trip. The students were kept very busy and stimulated the entire time with breakfast being served at 7am and with the students not returning back to our accommodation until after 9pm each night. It was a great trip with the students displaying very high behaviour standards and no doubt they all would seemed a... 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

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Welcome

Welcome to our school Mr Dinwoodie- our new Relieving Principal for the rest of the year.... Read more

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Welcome Mr Dinwoodie

The P&C are running a morning tea to welcome Mr Dinwoodie to our school. Thursday 15 June- come along for the parent workshop on creating healthy meals (run by the Cancer Council) and then stay for a welcome cuppa and chat. All parents welcome. Please bring a plate. Hopefully a sunny day and we can enjoy the views from the deck of the MPR.... Read more

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Fun at school

Watching kindy students develop a love of learning is always a joy.... Read more

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Chickens at Towamba

Our chickens are loving the chook tractor made by the students, and are growing well, enjoying the food scraps keenly delivered after fruit break each day. In the K12 classroom the incubator has been busy too, with four little silkies hatching out of their eggs- very eggciting news! They are now living in a brooder box for a while to keep them warm.... Read more

bugwatch

Bug watch

Students sampled the Towamba river near the school for our Autumn survey, revealing many different invertebrates such as diving beetles, freshwater shrimp, water boatmen, mayfly and caddisfly nymphs and more. All data is loaded up into the Waterwatch website- collating longterm data from all around the state on water quality and biota.... Read more

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Payments -deadline this Friday

A reminder that ALL payments must be in by this Friday. In addition, from 4:00 pm this Friday 12 May 2017, parents and carers will be unable to make online payments via our school website. From this time, the ‘Make a Payment' button will be removed by the Department's School Website Service team to allow for important pre-deployment system preparations.... Read more

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