January 20, 2020

Schools Closure Information – Tuesday 12 November. Narwee Public School will be open.

Many schools will temporarily cease operations on Tuesday 12 November due to fires. Keep updated  at education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety

If you have children at non-operational schools, please do not leave them unattended at home.


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Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2021

All Year 5 students have been issued with an intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2021.

Selective high schools cater for academically high potential and gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates of their own academic standard. Selective schools help these students to learn by grouping them with students of similar ability, using specialised teaching methods and materials.

Selective high schools are unzoned so parents can apply regardless of where they live. Applications for selective high school placement are considered mainly on the basis of the Selective High School Placement Test results and school assessment scores. The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on Thursday 12 March 2020.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2021, you need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classs/year-7

The application website opens at that link on Monday 8 October 2019 and closes at 10.00pm on 11 November 2019. You must apply before the closing date.

There are no paper application forms. If you do not have internet access, please see Mrs Monin for help to apply online.

You must submit only one application per student.

Please remember the tear-off slip that has been sent home is not an application and the school cannot apply on your behalf.

Kindergarten Transition Dates

Narwee Public School is offering a 4 day Transition Program for pre-schoolers who are eligible to enrol at Narwee Public School in Kindergarten in 2020. This will allow your child to become familiar with our school by getting to know the teachers, other students and the Kindergarten rooms.

The program will run on the following dates from 9.30 – 11.00am:

  • Tuesday 3 September
  • Wednesday 11 September
  • Tuesday 29 October
  • Wednesday 6 November

We encourage you to attend all four session, however we understand if you are unable to. Please ring the school on 9153 9756 to indicate which sessions you will attend.

Changes to School Uniform Policy & Associated Guidelines

The NSW Department of Education has revised the School Uniform Policy and associated guidelines following an extensive review and consultation process, including with the NSW Parents and Citizens Association. The revised School Uniform Policy requirements include that:

  • all students have the opportunity to access the full range of school activities, including physical activities while wearing a school uniform
  • girls must have the option to wear shorts and pants
  • consideration is given to cost and how to assist families, including for schools to inform parents how they can access financial support to purchase school uniform items

The revised School Uniform Policy and associated guidelines can be found at the link: https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/school-uniform-policy

Where changes are required to a school’s uniform, there must be formal consultation with students, teachers and other staff, parents or carers, and the school community (including  the Parents and Citizens’ Association). Parents and carers should be given up to 3 years to comply with any changes.

For queries please contact Mrs Monin.

Yeronga School Uniforms

Our school uniforms are available from Yeronga School Uniforms (900 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury).  Their trading hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm.

For more information Yeronga can be contacted on 9759 1555.