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STEM Partnership 2018

STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy

Crown Street Public School is excited to announce its partnership with the University of Sydney for the 2018 STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy. Please click the above link for further information.... 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

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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

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

School Canteen

At Crown Street Public School we have a canteen which is catered by ANTHONY CATERING. This is a family owned and operated business that pride themselves on good old fashioned customer service backed by wholesome homemade food. The canteen is open from 8:00am - 2:00pm. We have an online ordering and payment system through MUNCH MONITOR- www.munchmonior.com. Morning Tea and Lunch Orders can be made on any device with internet access. Students and Staff can also make purchases over the counter at the Canteen. Please click on the flyer below 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

Kids Matter

Crown Street Public School recently launched the Kids Matter program. We had a fantastic day that was focused around healthy minds and healthy bodies. At Crown Street, we value the mental health of our students and support the ongoing relationship between school and community. Please take a look at the Kids Matter website and the parent information sheet which is below. Kids Matter Parent Info (pdf 5117 KB) Sometimes as parents you have concerns about your children such as sibling conflict, friendship difficulties, grief, loss or not wanting... 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

P&C Website

Crown Street P&C have recently launched a comprehensive website with all the information you need to know about our P&C. You can find out information about events, uniforms, fundraising and many other wonderful projects that the P&C do here at Crown Street Public School. Click on the link below to access to the new website! Crown Street P&C... Read more

Crown Street Public School Parent Handbook

Crown Street Public School has recently put together a Parent Handbook. This handbook contains information about the school, activities and a wide range of programs that we offer. Please click on the link below to access the 2016 Parent Handbook. 2016 Parent Handbook (pdf 3547 KB)... Read more

SRC Website

This term, our School Captains, Eleni and Oliver, have been designing a webpage. This webpage is a way for students to keep up to date with SRC related activities happening in the school. Below is a link to the website. http://crownstreet.weebly.com/... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

Crown Street Food Fete


Join us for a day filled with gourmet food stalls, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, cooking classes, pre loved fashion, books, art, entertainment & more at Crown Street Food Fete in the heart of Surry Hills. Crown Street Public School, 356 Crown Street, Surry Hills 9am – 3pm on Saturday 31 st October, 2015. Visit www.crownstfete.com.au for more info.... Read more

Online Payments Now Available

Online payments are now available on the new Crown Street Public School Website. Please see the 'Make a payment link above.... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more

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