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: Read more

School Return Dates for 2018

Years 7, 11 and 12 return to school on Tuesday 30th January Years 8,9 and 10 return to school on Wednesday 31st January... 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

Principals’ Open Evening

Year 5/6 parents are cordially invited to attend Bankstown Girls High School The Principal of Bankstown Girls High School, Mrs Betty Harper invites you to attend an informative afternoon where parents can ask questions and learn about our school while enjoying afternoon tea. Date: Wednesday 8th March 2017 Time: 4.30 – 6pm Location: Bankstown Girls High School Library (Mona Street, Bankstown) RSVP by Monday 6th March for catering purposes by email or phone: Email: Phone: 9709 6788... 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

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Japanese Language @ BGHS

This year one of your year 8 language classes undertook a study of Japanese for the first time in 2016. They have been lucky to have Mrs Sheppard as their Japanese teacher who has spent a lot of time over the years visiting and living there. Over that time she has amassed quite a collection of authentic Japanese kimono's and the girls had an opportunity to try them on and experience an aspect of Japanese culture.... Read more

International Students

If you are an international student and you wish to study in NSW at a Government school you can obtain more information and an application form from the DE International website by clicking on the following link; DE Interantional... Read more

Japanese School Visit

On Tuesday March 8th, we had our annual visit from 35 Japanese school students from CHIKUSHI JOGAKUEN JUNIOR SCHOOL. The girls were immersed into BGHS school life, experiencing exciting lessons, activities and an even a BBQ Lunch. Our students have the opportunity to act as guides and 'buddies' for the day. This year, 8A were able to practise their Japanese language skills, as they are our pilot class learning Japanese in Year 8 Languages. The Japanese school visit program helps strengthen our already longstanding relationship with our... Read more

Harmony Day @ BGHS

On Tuesday 22nd of March BGHS held a Harmony day celebration. The school invited two guest speakers to come into the school and talk to our year 8 and year 11 girls about the concept of ‘everyone belongs' – the theme for this year's Harmony Day celebrations. Our guest speakers Tana Tuake and Hala Ramadan talked about their experiences growing up and how they met and overcame challenges. Our speakers talked to the girls about the importance of their own stories and the impact they can have on people around them. A thankyou goes out to Tana and... Read more

BGHS on Skoolbag

Keep updated with BGHS news on the Skoolbag app. Use your smartphone app store to search for Bankstown Girls High School. Install the app and keep updated with news at BGHS.... Read more

Support a Sister Program

Support A Sister (SAS) is a unique mentoring program for Pasifika students at Bankstown Girls' High School. It encourages a close supportive relationship between senior SAS students (referred to as ‘older sisters') and junior SAS students (known as ‘younger sisters)'. SAS allows senior students to run weekly scheduled meetings with the assistance and guidance of Ms Yang to encourage the junior students to make positive choices in and out of school, settle into high school, build confidence, set achievable goals, build resilience, and increase... Read more

Talent Advancement Program

At the end of term four 2015, Serena Sabine auditioned for The Bankstown Talent Advancement Program (TAP) and was successfully chosen to take part in this exciting program. The Bankstown Talent Advancement Program identifies, nurtures and promotes young vocalists from within our local schools. Serena will take part in a series of workshops where experienced coaches and mentors help develop and strengthen her stage abilities, performance and vocal techniques. Serena will also perform in a range of festivals and events Congratulations Serena... Read more

Achievers Assembly 2016

Our annual Achievers Assembly was held on 18th of February to celebrate our top achievers of 2015. Our top achiever for each year were presented with their Dux Award trophies and recognised for their outstanding commitment to their studies. Our Year 12 Dux of 2015 was Fadila Fidina who achieved an ATAR of 98.7. This was an outstanding achievement from a dedicated and conscientious student. Fadila is going to be studying IT at the University of Technology. Our Dux awardees for each year are: Year 7 – Khadija Salim Year 8 – Valentina Perez Year... 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

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