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

Tickets Available! Students perform in the Blue Mountains

Some of the most talented performers from Blue Mountains high schools will be presented in a Youth Week 2017 showcase at a special concert at Blaxland High School on Thursday 6 April. The Youth Week celebration will showcase to celebrate the high quality of performance arts by Blaxland, Penrith, Springwood and Winmalee High School students, in partnership with the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, Blue Mountains City Church and Blue Mountains City Council. Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, who will open the Youth Week concert, said, "Young people... 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

Sinduja Sureshkumar from Year 7

Student Achievement - Sinduja Sureshkumar

Sinduja Sureshkumar from Year 7 has led her scout patrol to first place in a state wide Camp Competition. Congratutalions to Sinduja and her patrol. Sinduja has also excelled in cricket. Well done!... Read more

Swimming Carnival Plans- Tomorrow

Dear parents, Please see your email for details about the changes to the Swimming Carnival tomorrow. The extreme weather means that the day will be competitors only. Full details are available through your email. Students were informed at a special assembly today. Thank you.... 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

Summer Holiday Update

Happy New Year. We wanted to share some updates for 2017. Deputy Principal and HT Social Science After the two panels in the final week, it is exciting to share that the new Deputy is Mrs. Tracey Cunningham and the new Head Teacher Social Science is Mr Joel MacRae. Tracey's most recent position was with BOSTES, leading the professional learning and initial teacher education portfolios. She has also completed roles as the Quality Assessment officer for consistency of ROSA grades across all subjects and was a member of the national ACACA body... Read more

2016 Sydney West Junior Debating Team

2016 Junior State Debating Championships

Recently, I was lucky enough to be selected to compete at the Junior State Debating Championships at Sydney Uni as a representative of the Western Sydney Region. On this team there were also four other students from James Ruse, Glenwood, Crestwood and Nepean CAPA. Between the 28th-30th November, we had three high intensity debating days, made up of both debating and workshops with international debaters from Sydney University. In our round robin, we won 3/4 of our debates and this placed us as 2nd overall within our pool. With the Sydney... Read more

Presentation Day and Stop Work Meeting

The 2017 Penrith Selective High School Presentation Day will proceed on Thursday 8th December. The two assemblies will be held in the school hall with the following starting times. Years 7, 8 and 9 - 11am start (Parents seated by 10:45am) Years 10 and 11- 12:30pm start (Parents seated by 12:15pm) Our Annual Presentation Night will be held on Monday 12th December at the Joan Sutherland Centre. (7pm start) The stop work meeting on Thursday will mean that the school will offer minimal supervision and roll call will be held at 10:30am. Parents are... Read more

P&C Meeting- Tuesday Night 25/10/2016

Please be advised that our October P&C meeting will be held this coming Tuesday night. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the Staff Common Room. Topic for discussion include: P&C President Update School Canteen Invitation to parents to participate in School Committees and Improvement Strategies Principal's Report. We hope you can join us for the meeting.... Read more

2016 Osaka Gagugei Visit

Students from Osaka Gagugei Secondary visited our school on Monday 17th October. The visit was a great way to help both students of Penrith High and Osaka Gagugei Secondary school to develop an appreciation for other countries and cultures. The students of Osaka Gagugei Secondary school were directed towards the school gym, where introductory speeches were delivered and a selection of students engaged in musical performances. After the brief orientation, students assembled into their specified groups (Echidna, Emu, Goanna, Kangaroo, Koala,... 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

Farewell and Thank you- Mr Steve Duclos

On Friday 14th of October, we farewelled a Penrith legend, Mr Steve Duclos. Mr Duclos has been teaching at Penrith Selective High School for 20 years and will be sorely missed. We wish him all the best in retirement. Below is a summary of his incredible career. Steve Duclos' career Commenced teaching at Whalan High School in 1978, as a reserve teacher for 3 months. Became a permanent teacher on the ANZAC Day weekend of 1978 at Shalvey High School. Moved to Cambridge Park High School in 1984, where he was a teacher, year adviser, sports... Read more

School Phones- Offline Today (Tuesday 18/10/2016) Noon- 3pm

Please be aware that our school phones will be offline today from noon until 3pm. This is a result of upgrades for the NBN. The school email will be continually monitored during this time. Today is also the second and final day to request feedback on applications for enrolment in 2017 Year 8-11 classes. If you are unable to contact the school via phone, please send an email and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.... Read more

Students performing

OnStage HSC Drama Nominations

On-Stage is a presentation and exhibition of outstanding individual and group performances by Higher School Certificate Drama students. Nominations for Performers have now been determined by BOSTES. Congratulations to Nripesh Ahuja, Liam Holt, Victoria Hospodaryk, Tasfia Kabir and Jasleen Kaur, who have been nominated for their Group Performance, A Waste of Time. Their expressionistic piece is a witty and highly physical exploration of society's prolonged quest for more time. Victoria Hospodaryk has also been nominated for her Individual... Read more

2017 Year 8-11 Applications

The school received a very large number of applications for placements into Years 8-11 for 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted soon and invited to interview. Applicants not shortlisted will be advised of this outcome in writing in early October. Thank you for your interest in this process.... Read more

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website. We have been working hard to put as much information onto the site as possible and over the coming months, more information will be added. We have had a very successful term and as we get ready to farewell Year 12, we get ready to meeting our new students coming into Year 7, 2017 and those students who will be offered places in years 8-11. Those students will be notified early next term. Information regarding our new online payment system for parent payments, known as POP will be sent in term 4. Our Facebook page is... 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

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