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CHANGES TO SCHOOL BUS ROUTE 719 FROM 13 NOVEMBER 2017

Please click on the link for more information from Newcastle Transport. Route 719 Changes (docx 603 KB)... Read more

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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

On Line Payments Information

Newcastle High School will now be sending student statement of accounts directly to parents via email. For more information, click on the link: On Line Payments (pdf 956 KB)... Read more

2018 SSTS and TBP Applications

SSTS AND TBP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 Applications for 2018 School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) and Term Bus Pass (TBP) travel entitlements are now open. For more information, click on the link: SSTS and TBP Applications (docx 85 KB).... 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

Tell them From Me Parent Survey

This Term, our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student well being and engagement. Please click on the link for more information. Tell Them From Me (pdf 61 KB)... Read more

Whooping Cough

Dear Parents and Carers, The school has had a confirmed case of Pertussis - please find attached information on Pertussis and a letter from our Relieving Principal, Ms Kathryn Outram. Fact Sheet (pdf 136 KB) Letter (pdf 75 KB)... Read more

Canteen Tender Notice

Recently the school's P&C voted to cease operating the school canteen from 2018. NSW Department of Education schools have three options for canteen operations: 1– P&C operated 2– School operated 3– Privately leased The school's Senior Executive have decided to create a tender for privately leased operations to move forward. Below is a copy of the tender. Please contact Mr Towney or Kris Collins at school for further information. TENDERS are called for the licence of the School canteen commencing operations in 2018. Annual school enrolments... 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

Updated Electronic Device Policy

Our revised policy covers the appropriate use of electronic devices at Newcastle High School as well as the appropriate use of the network resources, internet and email system provided at NHS. Please click on the link to read more: Electronic Device Policy (pdf 295 KB)... Read more

Lock Down Drill

Today's lock down was a drill. In keeping with Departmental WHS policy, these drills are undertaken regularly during the year.... Read more

Change of Date for Pupil Free Day

Following consultation with our school community, Term Three's Staff Development Day will be on Tuesday 25th July and not Monday 17th July. Please click on the attached file for more information. Pupil Free Day (pdf 295 KB)... Read more

Change to Bus Route

Please click on the link for information from Hunter Valley Buses about road closures in Lemon Tree Passage. Bus Route Change (docx 263 KB)... Read more

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OZTAG Game Postponed

The upcoming Oztag game has been postponed due to field closure. The new date is Friday 18th August. Good luck everyone.... Read more

Mrs Rochelle Dooley

Welcome Mrs Dooley

My name is Rochelle Dooley and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, as I am incredibly excited to begin this term as Deputy Principal at Newcastle High School. Having grown up in the Hunter Valley and completing high school in the local area I completed my Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of PDHPE graduating with honours in 2000. After finishing university I was successful in securing employment at Maitland High for 8 years working in both the PDHPE and Maths faculties. In 2008 I relocated to Singleton High where I worked in... 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

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