The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

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Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... 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

Clean Up Australia Day

This year both our school and local community are once more taking part in Clean Up Australia Day! Springfield Residents Association will be supporting the Clean Up Australia Day campaign on Sunday 4th March 2018. If you would like to take part, they will meet at 9am on Clarence Road near the Yerin Bridge. They will be kayaking and canoeing down Erina Creek to clean up the area. If you can join, it will commence at the reserve at the bottom of Hammersmith Road. Please wear sun-protective clothing, gloves and a smile! Bring water and something... 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: Read more

Welcome Back

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back returning students and families, and also our new families to Chertsey Primary School. We look forward to another year of learning, developing and growing!... Read more

year 6 Mini Fair

Year 6 Mini Fair Our Year 6's have been working extremely hard in preparing for their Year 6 Mini Fair. The Mini Fair will be on 14th November and will include various stalls for our students to attend and have a lot of fun. Food will be available for purchase, and don't forget the HUGE raffle that has some wonderful prizes on offer. Our students have taken home raffle ticket booklets and are busy selling them, more can be obtained from the front office. If you are a business and would like to donate a prize, food or monetary donation - we... Read more

Carols in the COLA

Carols in the COLA Join us here at School on the evening of Wednesday 6th December for Christmas Carols in the COLA! Our students will be singing a range of Christmas Carols to get you in the spirit! The event is free, and will be a lot of fun! Please invite your friends and come along! All children need to be accompanied by an adult.... 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


OBSTACOOL-A-THON This Friday 15th September, we wil be participating in an Obstacool-A-Thon! All students would have received a note including a sponsorship form. We are ecouraging all students to gather as many sponsors as they can, to sponsor them per lap of the Obstacool course, with proceeds coming back to our school. This is a family friendly event and we encourage you to come along and cheer on your child/ren! K-2 will be from 9-11am 3-6 will be from 11:30 -1:00 All students need to return their signed sponsorship form regardless of... Read more

Central Coast Choral Festival

The 2017 Central Coast Choral Festival is fast approaching and is shaping up to be a wonderful show at our new venue, The Art House Wyong. An information pack will be sent home this week to participating students and will outline key information, permission notes and ticketing information. Please note that tickets go on sale Monday 18th September 2017 which is week 10 of this term. There are three shows, however Chertsey Primary School will be performing at SHOW B - Wednesday 18th October, so please ensure you select the correct date when... 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

Head Start

2018 Kindergarten Head Start

We are so excited to welcome our 2018 Kindergarten students to Chertsey Primary School this Thursday 31st August, for their first day at Head Start. We look forward to sharing our beautiful school with you, and teaching you many things! Please arrive for 9:30am and bring a teddy bear with you for our Teddy Bear's Picnic!... 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

2017 Education Week

This week is Education Week! To celebrate, we have many events on at school. Our Book Fair is open daily from 11:15 - 11:45am. Our Choir, Dance and Drumming groups are performing at Erina Fair as part of Erina Learning Community on Monday. K-2 and 3-6 are presenting their speeches on Thursday and Friday. K-2 are taking part in a simultanious read of 'The Cow Tripped Over The Moon' on Wednesday. We would like to extend an invitation to our families to join us for open classrooms on Friday from 10:00am. The Book Fair will be open Friday 8:30am -... 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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