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2019 Applications for Years 8-11 close July 27th

Applications for placement into years 8-11 in 2019 will open on June 22. Details can be found via this link. Applications forms are not available from the Department of Education until closer to the date. http://www.penrith-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/our-school/selective-schools-enrolment/enrolment-8-12 Applications will close at 3:30pm on July 27, 2018. Please note that we are unable to assist with photocopying of documents.... Read more

Alumni Update- Towers Alumni

In 2020, our school will celebrate it's 70th Anniversary. Prior to opening as Penrith High School, the school shared a site with what is now Penrith Public School. The former students live locally, interstate and across the world. The first 2 editions of our Alumni publication- Towers Alumni captures the spirit of the school Magazine, "Towers" while linking former students with each other and our current students. Edition 1- Term 1 2018 Edition 2- Term 2 2018 Submissions for upcoming issues, can be sent directly to the school via... Read more

Newsletter- June 2018

Please click here for our latest newsleter: https://www.smore.com/vfjzw... Read more

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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

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... 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

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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

Spirit Week 2018

2018 School Spirit Week- Coming in Week 11

"School Spirit Week will be on in Week 11 with an overarching theme of Blast from The Past. It will be a gold coin donation for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember that Thursday will be full school uniform as we commemorate the ANZACs. Friday will be cross country so make sure you're involved and support your house! We will be running activities throughout the week and there will be an array of food ranging from 50c to $5.00. Houseband will be performing throughout the week and photography club will be running a photo... Read more

P&C Committee for 2018

P & C Office Bearers for 2018 – 2019 are: President – Praba Prabaharan (Maheswaran) Vice-President - Freda Wilson-Williams Vice-President – Jagadesh Subburayalu Secretary – Ajoy Ghosh Treasurer – Shivkumar Ramachandran Auditor – Janine Peters Non-Executive Members: Malcolm Heath Danielle McLoon Prakash Rajasundram ( Assistant Secretary & IT ) Chirantan Pandya David Sheady Sanjeevan Mamta Alajpur Aslyn Chand Dipa Khan Komal Kalyani Arvindhan Siva Mahendra Garnepodi... Read more

P&C Second-hand Uniform Shop

Please follow the link below to find out about the opening hours for the Second-hand Uniform Shop plus additional information about the website for Buy and Sell. P&C Second-hand Uniform Shop (pdf 256 KB)... Read more

P&C Annual Report for 2017

P&C Annual Report 2017 (docx 16 KB)... Read more

Bbridges Conference 2

Bridges Conference

We have been so lucky to host world experts Dr Susan Baum and Dr Robin Schader from @ BridgesAcademy (Los Angeles) at Penrith High on Friday, Saturday and Monday which was their final day of workshops for staff. It was particularly encouraging to welcome colleagues from our local schools, OCs, Selectives, Partially Selectives and interstate. During the three days Dr Susan Baum and Dr Robin Schader led many interesting, comprehensive and enlightening workshops specifically focussing on 2e/ twice exceptional/ dual exceptional students. These are... Read more

 P&C Forum covering Pathways to Studying in the US

P&C Forum - Pathways to Studying in the USA

On Tuesday March 13 the guest speaker at the P&C Forum was Sarah O'Reilly from the US Consulate who did a Presentation on Pathways to Studying in the USA.. 109 people were in attendance including not only staff and families from our local Penrith Schools but also those from Girraween, James Ruse and Baulkham Hills Selective High Schools. The night was a huge success. Below is some useful interesting information. ApplicationTimeline (pdf 104 KB) Undergraduate admissions (pdf 109 KB) Useful Websites (pdf 97 KB)... 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

Swimming Carnival- Safe Dive Entry Presentation

Before our swimming carnival next Monday, students will be shown the safe dive presentation in their classes or during a lunchtime session. For students who miss this presentation or would like to revisit the learning, a copy of the presentation is here. If students have further questions, they should discuss these with their PDHPE teacher. Safe Diving (pdf 694 KB)... Read more

2018 Back to School Information

Please note that all staff are currently on holidays and are unable to reply to emails. We hope that the information below helps. Further updates will be sent to families in the week before school returns. First Day Back and Timetables Tuesday 30th January, 2018: Years 7, 11 and 12 Year 7 students should make their way to the hall with their parents by 8:30am. Students will then reconnect with their peer support leaders from Year 10 who will spend the day with our new students. Year 11 and 12 students should access their timetables in the last... Read more

Penrith P&C establishes Buy and Swap platform for Uniforms and other equipment

The Penrith Selective High School P&C has established an online platform that allows families to swap and buy uniform and other school items. Please download the PDF information flyer for details. Thank you to the P&C for leading this important initiative. Uniform Buy and Swap Flyer (pdf 496 KB)... Read more

Yearly Exams 7-10 Timetables

Our Year 7-10 Yearly exam timetables can be found using the links below. Best wishes to all students for the final assessments of the year. Year 7 (pdf 241 KB) Year 8 (pdf 83 KB) Year 9 (pdf 92 KB) Year 10 (pdf 89 KB)... 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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