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New School Canteen for 2017

Our school canteen is operated by Haley Catering & is open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday's each week from 8.30-2.30pm (Starting from Term 2 2017) Canteen Menu 2017... Read more


Staff Development Day 24th April 2017

Monday 24th of April is a Staff Development Day. Office staff will be off site for training so the office will be closed. Teaching staff will be involved in staff development at school in the classroom of 3L (opposite the office entry, near the vegetable gardens) should you require assistance. Enjoy your holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all in term 2. Students return to school on Wednesday 26th April.... 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

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

2017 Kindergarten Enrolment

Coffs Harbour P.S. is holding two Kindergarten 2017 parent information sessions. Parents and caregivers are invited to the school's library on Tuesday, 30th August, 2016. Parents have a choice of attending either the day or night session: · Session 1: 2.00 – 3.00p.m · Session2: 6.00 – 7.00p.m Everyone is Welcome. Come along for a 'chat and a cuppa' and discover what our dynamic school has to offer. The school prides itself on an inclusive Kindergarten to Year 6 commitment to developing: Responsibility, Respect, Safety and... Read more

Staff Development Day 26.4.2016

On Tuesday 26th April teaching & all support staff will be participating in staff training. Students from K-6 commence school on Wednesday 27th April. The school office will be open from 1.30-3.00pm. We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you back at school!... Read more

Canteen Closed

Our school canteen is currently closed until further notice, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.... 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

KC Assembly Item

KC Assembly Item

This term, in KC, we have learning all about the weather in our world. We have learned how rain and snow occur, created our own weather symbols, watched the local news to check Coffs Harbour's weather, written about our daily weather observations, made weather crafts, independently read weather books and sang an awesome rap song about the weather. We sang this song at our assembly on Friday and it is now on the school blog for you to watch.... Read more

Education Week

Education Week

Thank you to all the visitors who attended our open day and Education Week Assembly today. A lovely morning was had by all.... Read more

Classoom Blogs

Classroom Blogs

Some of our classrooms have started blogs, so you can enjoy samples of their work & follow the lessons they are learning in class. You can find them via the following links; KM - http://missmorgankm.edublogs.org/ 2L - http://leesonslearners.edublogs.org/... Read more


Chess Competition

Congratulations to our chess team who came second in their division last week. Well done on a wonderful effort!... Read more


NAIDOC Week Celebrations

On Wednesday 22nd July our school held a special assembly to celebrate NAIDOC week in our school community. We enjoyed cultural dances with Aunty Gloria Mercy, dreamtime stories about local historical sites & artifact sharing with Uncle Mark Flanders & Uncle Barry Hoskins. We gathered together in the Rainbow Room to share in bush tucker and morning tea. Thank you to everyone who helped & celebrated with us!... 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

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

When older kids struggle with reading

When older kids struggle to read and write, the issue can become fraught for the whole family. Parents can lose their patience and blame the child or themselves and the child loses their confidence and begins shying away from reading at all. Grades fall and interest in school can flag. Kids who struggle to read often try to hide it from teachers and parents, and develop unhelpful strategies, which only exacerbate the problems. Ways to encourage effective reading in older children Ask your child what subjects they would like to read about.... Read more

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