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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

SeptemberReturn to top
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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

AugustReturn to top
Harry the relay star

Zone Athletics Carnival Success!

A great day in Bega was had by all! Congratulations to the Merimbula Public School Zone Athletics Team on their efforts at last Friday's PSSA Our Junior Boy's Relay Team came 3rd in the final, and 2nd in their heat! Well done to Liam, Logan, Luka and Harry! Our Senior Girls came 3rd, Junior Girls came 2nd and Senior Boys came 4th in their relay heats. The following students achieved amazing results, and received ribbons on the day: Indyana Raeck - 3rd in the Junior Girl 200m Sprint; Kellie Pickup - 2nd in the Junior Girl High Jump; Addison... 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

JulyReturn to top
Our tennis team

Tennis Stars Again!

We have brought home the trophy again! For the third year in a row, Merimbula Public School are the South Coast Tennis champions in the Victor J. Kelly State Tennis Knockout Tournament. Last term, our school tennis team defeated Milton Public School. The games saw experienced competitors, and 2016 State Champions, Maka Ofati and Hollie Staight joining forces with school team first timers Luka Cowles and Mackenzie Morse. Our students then travelled to Batemans Bay last term, to compete against Cambewarra Public School in the 5th round of the... 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

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Uniform Shop times on a flyer

School Uniform News

With the winter months approaching, we would like to remind you of the range of winter uniforms available at our onsite uniform shop. Last year a new 'Drill Pant' was introduced, following consultation with the P&C. These pants are a sturdy work-wear material in navy blue. They are an alternative to the fleece-lined microfibre pants that are available. Shorts and skorts may still be worn in the winter months by choice. Tracksuit pants and other long pants or tights purchased elsewhere cannot be worn. Uniform Prices: Drill Pants $30 Microfibre... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
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