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Parent/Teacher Interviews Tuesday 4 September 2018

Please take the opportunity to speak with your child's teachers. Appointments can be made via the Parent Portal. Parent Portal-registration Parent Portal - log on If you have difficulty with the Parent Portal please contact the school on 6772 1266.... Read more

The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

Craig Reucassel

Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Parent/Student Information Evening

and School Tour for Year 6 Students At Duval High School campus Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 5.30 for 6.00pm Learn the latest news about Armidale Secondary College, the new school and meet our staff, tour our facilities, learn about our broad curriculum. Light supper provided. For more information please contact: Kris Croft (Project Liaison Officer), ph 6776 7466 or kristene.croft@det.nsw.edu.au Sandra Cotton ph 6772 1266... Read more

ASC Principal

Appointment of the Armidale Secondary College Principal

As a result of a NSW Department of Education merit selection process, Carolyn Lasker has been selected as the Principal of Armidale Secondary College. Carolyn and Stafford Cameron will continue to work collaboratively in the new school and will share the role of Principal in 2019 and 2020.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

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

Vote on the new school's core expectations

How would YOU like to see members of the new Future Armidale School behave and learn? All parents, students and wider community are being given the UNIQUE and EXCITING opportunity to vote on the Core Expectations for the new school. These will be taught to students and implemented from the beginning of 2019 when the two schools combine into one. The new school is committted to being a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school, and these chosen Core Expectations will be the positive behaviours which all school members will be expected to... Read more

Stage 1 underway!

You may have noticed that construction of the safety fences for the installation of Stage 1 demountables and modular buildings at Duval High School commenced on Thursday. This is a very exciting time, as this signals the eagerly-awaited start to installing the temporary buildings we will be using as a combined school in 2019 and 2020! Stage 1 includes the removal of our existing Art demountable to the edge of the front oval near the Industrial Technology building, and the installation of modular and demountable buildings for the new support... Read more

Parenting at the speed of light #1 - Verification

Across the country, children are using social media younger and younger. Safe on Social Media uses the term "Parenting at the speed of light". We speak to parents and carers most nights of the week and have found that they are struggling to keep up with what children are using to communicate with their friends online. We will be emailing out practical tips for parents and carers each week. This way we can help you to help keep kids in your care stay safe on social media without having to be an expert on every single app they are using. Our... Read more

The coming together of two great schools

The Coming Together of 2 Great Schools FILMMAKER Susan Walker Respecting the past, embrace the future. The students voice, courtesy of Armidale and Duval HS SRC.... 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

Armidale Community Invited to Drop-in Sessions to Provide Input on the new Armidale Future School

The Armidale community is invited to attend drop-in sessions in February at Duval High School and Armidale High School, to view concept designs of Armidale's new secondary school, talk to members of the planning team, ask questions and provide feedback. Armidale Future School (AFS) Project Liaison Officer Kris Croft invites parents and interested community members to attend the drop-in sessions which will be held on the 6th February at Armidale High and 7th February at Duval High. "The drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity for the... Read more

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