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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

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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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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

2017 Penrith Selective High School- Open Night

Members of the public are invited to the 2017 Penrith Selective High School Open Night. The evening will showcase the school and give new students and families the chance to meet with staff, students and explore the programs available at the school. The evening begins at 6:30pm in the school hall and will conclude at 8pm. We hope to see you then.... 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

A student's view on 2017 Reconcilliation Week

A copy of the speech given by Year 10 Aboriginal Student, Divinia Eather at last week's assembly. As you may or may not be aware, this week is Australia's National Reconciliation Week which really is an important celebration for all Australians. Unfortunately though, I realise many of us have never heard of not only this week, but of reconciliation as a whole. In the context of Australia's history, reconciliation has been a journey of improving relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and non-indigenous Australians... Read more

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Please follow the school on our Facebook page for up to date news and pictures about all of the great things happening. You don't need a Facebook account to access our page, just search for www.facebook.com/penrithselectivehighschool A reminder, that our newsletters are sent out via email. Please ensure that your email account is correct so that you receive the latest copy.... Read more

2017/2018 P&C Details

Penrith Selective High School P & C promotes the interests of the school by providing opportunities for parents to learn more about the running of the school, to contribute their ideas and share in decision making, and to offer practical assistance. Some meetings include presentations about school curriculum changes, student well-being initiatives and other important aspects of school life. Membership costs $2. Members are entitled to vote on motions and to receive Minutes of the meetings. All parents and community members are welcome to... Read more

PENRITH STUDENT JENNANY JEYAKUMAR SELECTED TO UBS WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Year 11 Penrith Selective High School student Jennany Jeyakumar has been selected to attend the UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy, recognising her leadership potential and individual achievements. Jennany is one of 40 female students selected from public high schools across NSW for a 4 day residential program at Women's College, University of Sydney. The academy aims to offer young female leaders the opportunity to build confidence, learn leadership skills and business knowledge as well as raising awareness of rising social issues. UBS... Read more

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