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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

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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

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Our School is participating in National Data Collection for students with disabilities. The definition for disabilities is broad and includes any student with Physical Disability A learning difficulty A medical condition - such as - Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc. And or a diagnosed disability The information collected is confidential and stays within the school. However, the collected statistics will relate directly to funding to assist our school to support students with additional needs. Further information - NCCD Information 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

POP - Parent Online Payment

As of Monday 24/10/16 Evans River K-12 School will be able to accept online payments. Parents will be able to make payments towards subject contributions, excursions etc. at their own convenience from home. This option is available through the schools website – www.evansriver.nsw.edu.au A "$ Make a payment" link is located in the ribbon bar on the front page of the website. By selecting the link, parents are taken to a secure Westpac payment page; they will no longer be in the schools website. Parents should be advised that details are not... 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

Primary Regional Spelling Bee

Primary Regional Spelling Bee

On Wednesday, Angel Harvey-Conway, Mitchell Williamson, Halle Fardy and Holly Williamson represented Evans River School at the Regional Spelling Bee final held in Maclean. The best 2 spellers from each school participated with 30 students in each division, juniors (years 3 and 4) and seniors (years 5 and 6). The results were: Angel - 1st place (round 5), Mitchell - 3rd place (round 5), Halle - top 7 (round 4) andHolly - top 9 (round 3) Congratulations to Angel! She is now off to Sydney to compete in the state finals, to be held in November.... Read more

HSC Changes

Earlier this week the NSW Minister for Education announced changes to the HSC. These changes will come into effect over the next four years. They include: · Students being required to demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard to be eligible for the HSC (the standard being Band 8 in each of reading, writing and numeracy at the Year 9 NAPLAN test). This is effective for the Year 9 group of 2017. From 2018, students will be able to complete this test on-line – I assume this will be under the supervision of school staff. ·... Read more

Years 9,11 and 12 2017 Subject Information Night

Next Tuesday (26/7) at 6:00pm there will be an information evening to assist students in their choice of subjects for Year 9 2017. This will be followed by an information evening from 7:00pm for students in Years 11 and 12 2017. All students of these years are expected to attend as important information, including Departmental and school regulations regarding subject choices will be shared – along with information regarding individual subjects. Rob Walker—Principal... Read more

Attendance

Regular attendance at school for every student is essential if students are to achieve their potential. The school is in partnership with parents to ensure regular attendance of students. Attached are the Department's guidelines and requirements of compulsory school attendance. Parents now have access to student attendance via the Sentral Parent Portal. Please take the opportunity to log into the Portal to check your child's attendance patterns. Every late arrival in the morning or day away from school, impacts on the learning opportunities of... Read more

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Our school is participating in National Data Collection for students with disabilities. The definition for disabilities is broad and includes any student with: Physical Disability A learning difficulty A medical condition - such as - Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc. And or a diagnosed disability The information collected is confidential and stays within the school. However, the collected statistics will relate directly to funding to assist our school to support students with additional needs. If you DO NOT wish for your child to be... Read more

How Parents Care

At our school we are blessed with parents and carers who show they care a great deal about their children. The care shown ensures young people move forward in their development and takes many forms. Parents show they care by: Seeing children attend school each day lessons are offered – this ensures students avoid learning gaps, issues relating to confidence in learning and positive growth in their relationships with peers and adults in the school Seeing children attend with good nutrition – having a health body is based on good diet and... Read more

Sentral Parent and Student Portal

For two years now the school has invested considerable time and resources in the use of the Sentral software program. It is used extensively by staff for communicating, organisation, recording and sharing information. There have been many benefits to our school as a result of this. The software has a Student Portal and a Parent Portal which enables individuals password protected access to information about school events, organisation and student outcomes. We will be opening access to the Student and Parent Portals in a staged manner.... Read more

Baseball Representatives

Brodie Olive loves baseball. He can't get enough of it. "I started playing cricket. Mum and dad used to play softball. So I went and joined baseball. My brother Cooper also joined, a year later" Brodie said. Brodie was selected in the CHS North Coast baseball team after trials at Lismore in February. During March the team travelled to Newcastle and competed in the CHS State Championships. Brodie sees himself as both a pitcher and a batter. He also spends time on third base, shortstop or second base. The team played six games over four days. At... Read more

Winter Uniform

All families are asked to ensure winter uniform requirements have been acquired. Boys have the choice of three ‘jumpers': all of which have the school's logo on the left breast – the chinook (or hoodie), the track suit top, or the sloppy joe. Girls also have the choice of a plain navy, button down, knit cardigan. Correct wearing of uniform is checked daily. Any families experiencing genuine financial need are encouraged to contact Mrs D'Anna or myself. Rob Walker – Principal... Read more

Caring For All of Our Students

There has been some recent media about the Safe Schools Program. During 2015 our school had a student come forward and identify themselves as ‘in gender transition'. This is the first time such a thing had occurred at our school and a first for many staff, including those who are very experienced. After listening to the student, we met with her parents and discussed their understanding and level of support for the transition. As a school we were initially uncertain about how to respond to best meet the needs of this student. Should the student... Read more

Sun Safety

Over the past couple of weeks we have noticed an increasing number of students who have been significantly sun burnt. All people in NSW, regardless of their culture or heritage, are at risk of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By the age of 15 many children have developed irreversible skin damage from exposure to the sun. While skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia, it is estimated that 95% of skin cancers can be prevented through reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Working together for... Read more

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