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Return To School dates for Term 3

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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

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

School Return Dates for Term 2, 2018

All students are due to return to school on Tuesday 1st May 2018 to begin Term 2. School will start on the week B timetable cycle.... 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

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: julieanne.doai@det.nsw.edu.au 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

Year 8 girls in authentic kimono's

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

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