Hunter Region Sporting Teams

Any student wishing to nominate to trial for any Hunter Region Sporting Team or NSW All Schools Secondary Championship can find trial dates and nomination requirements at the following link:,8,3,5,4&pl=True&se=True&nep=True&nes=True&ml=False&vat=True&vaw=False Alternatively listen to notices on assembly from Mrs Steedman or see her in the PDHPE staffroom for further information.... 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

Bus Changes - Hunter Valley Buses

Due to Hunter Water carrying out works along the dam wall on Grahamstown Road, Medowie, there will be diversions that will impact Bus Routes 136 and 137. Road closures will begin on Tuesday 20th February. For further information, please click on the links: Grahamstown Rd Closures (pdf 249 KB) Bus Timetable (pdf 660 KB) HVB Flyer (pdf 83 KB)... Read more

Return Dates for Term One

Staff return on Monday 29th January. We'll be welcoming students in Years 7, 11 and 12 on Tuesday 30th January and students in Years 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday 31st January.... Read more

Bus Changes

Newcastle Transport (pdf 147 KB) From January 14 there have been major changes to bus routes and times. Please click on the above link to find out more. Although there have been changes to general bus routes, there are no changes to dedicated school services.... Read more

Uniform Shop Opening Hours

The January 2018 hours for the uniform shop are: Friday 19th January 8-12 Wednesday 24th January 8-12 Thursday 25th January 8-12 Tuesday 30th January 8-11 and 1-4 Thursday 1st Feb 8-10 regulars shop hours commence from this date NO Appointment required in January... Read more

Canteen News

Please be advised the School Canteen will be closed on the last day of Term 4 Friday 15 December 2017. The school appreciates your assistance in ensuring your student has sufficient food on this day. Permission will not be granted to students to leave the school to obtain food. Our new menu for 2018 is ready. Please click on the link to see the selection of foods available from Term One, 2018. 2018 Menu (pdf 1208 KB) Menu (2018) Page Two (pdf 1203 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

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

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