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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

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

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

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

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

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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

Year 6 Farewell 2016

Congratulations to all our graduating Year 6 Students who enjoyed their Farewell event on Tuesday evening. Well done to the staff, students and parents involved in the organisation of the event, particularly Mrs Worley, Mrs Burgin and Mrs Fortier. We will miss our 'Class of 2016' and wish them well for their respective futures. The Mannequin Challenge was a highlight, on what was a wonderful night for our students and our school.... Read more

Parent Survey 2016

We would love to hear your feedback about our school. We are always looking to improve what we do, and this survey provides you with a way of having your voice heard in our school. We use this information in combination with a variety of other data sources to help guide our strategic planning for next year and beyond. You remain completely anonymous. Below is a link to the survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Access the survey here... 2016 CPS Parent Survey... 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

Skoolbag App Information Session - Wed Oct 19 @ 2pm

On Wednesday October 19th from 2-3pm, we will be holding an information session for parents. At this session, we will show our parents how to best utilise the resource. We will explore it's many features and attempt to troubleshoot any individual access issues. We can show you where and how to access the newsletter each week, how to notify us of any changes to your current details, how to send through an absence notification...even how to only receive notifications relevant to your individual child(ren). Anyone experiencing access issues or... Read more


Book Week Parade 2016 (SWAT)

On Thursday the 24th of August Cardiff Public School had a BOOK WEEK PARADE! First up we had a brilliant skit by Keisha and Isabella about the first encounters of the English people and the Aboriginals. Ella played the rain stick, Thalia played the clap sticks and Tyeesha played the shaker and they did a fabulous job. Next was a spectacular performance by junior dance group they danced to "Like a drum" which was choreographed by Mrs Tracey and Mrs Wallace. All the school realised that a lot of the teachers were dressed up as sheep from the... Read more


Education Week 2016 (SWAT)

On Thursday the 4th of August we celebrated the 125th birthday of Cardiff Public School. Mr Kyrwood and the school captains addressed the assembly. While the teachers handed out their Care awards the students sat quietly watching. The choir sang Geronimo and the school sang along as if they were in the choir to. Jai, Isabelle, Ava Isabella and Paulina read their power writing in a calm and gentle voice. The principal announced that there was a new award called the principal's award and Joshua Gill and Jessica Freeburn were lucky enough to get... Read more


Our school was visited by Jess from the SMARTbots program. SMART represents Science Mechanics & Real Technology. We interviewed four people. First was little kindergarten student Brody. He liked being involved in the show. He found it interesting that robots could sleep. He learned that robots could use electricity. Then was Archer, who is in Year 1, liked how some robots were made out of lego. He thought that coding languages were interesting, he learnt that some robots can play sports. Next was Grace in Year 4. She liked how you could code... Read more


Zone Athletics (SWAT)

On the 10th of August CPS students went to zone for running at the Hunter Sports Centre. It was a beautiful day and the kids who went put in 100% of their energy into their races. The races where 200m races, 100m races, 800m races, high jump, long jump, shot put and discus. The names of the girls who got into zone are Isabelle R, Zoe D, Skylah A, Victoria G, Hannah L, Allira A, Kallee H, Keisha M, Chloe N, Kirra L B, Emily P, Nadia M, and Kaitlyn E. The names of the boys who got into zone are Jacob R, Dominic W, Jay T, Nathan K, Brooklyn W,... Read more

NAIDOC Celebration 2016 (SWAT)

On the 28th of July Cardiff Public School celebrated NAIDOC week which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Stage 1 celebrated by painting traditional Aboriginal symbols and playing a game called Arrkene Irreme. Kindergarten played Aboriginal instruments and made puzzles. Stage 2 celebrated by wearing possum cloaks. Ricky had a possum hat on his head and he thought it was really uncomfortable even though the possum cloaks were really soft. Stage 2 played an Aboriginal ball game. The game was most enjoyable.... Read more

Book Week Parade 2016

Book Week Parade Wednesday 24th August Commencing at 9.30 in Hall Theme: Australia - Story Country Students to dress up in costumes around the theme Australia Ideas: Australian animals, aboriginal artwork on clothing, cricket players, surfers, anzac soldiers, icons, landmarks, outback drovers or jillaroos, swagman and cork hat, Aboriginal flag colours (red, black and yellow) Australian flag colours (red, white and blue) or Green and gold, Australia day clothing and/or accessories Please do not go to too much expense, creativity is... Read more

Our new playground structure

Our New Playground has Arrived!

Our students were very excited to see our new playground structure when they returned to school this week. Installation was completed during the holidays and our students now have access to an even better structure than before. Some of the new features include a new double slide, fireman pole, rope bridge, commando tube and river walk. The playground was a very popular place on the first day back from holidays with almost every student taking the opportunity to try out the new features. We'd like to sincerely thank our P&C, who have been... 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

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