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Athletics Carnival, Tuesday 25 July, 2017

See you at the annual Glebe PS Athletics Carnival. Jubilee Oval, Glebe. 10:00am to 2:30pm... Read more

Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more



Winter school holidays - 2017

It's Holiday Time… Last day of term 2 - Fri 30 June 2017 Term 3 starts - Tues 18 July to Fri 22 September... Read more


NAIDOC Week - July 2017

The 2017 National NAIDOC Theme - Our Languages Matter aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities,... Read more

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Drama KLA Day - Fri 23 June

In Drama, students will develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in Making, Performing and Appreciating by engaging in role, dramatic contexts, elements and forms. In making drama, students learn how to investigate their world through devising plays, role-plays and imagined situations. In performance, they develop their skills and appreciation of dramatists, actors, playwrights, devisers, directors and designers. Learning in Drama is most effective when learning experiences in making, performing and appreciating are... Read more


Simultaneous Reading Day - 24 May 2017

Na National Simultaneous Storytime, is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Glebe PS invited local preschools to join our students for this fun, literacy experience. This year the book read to children across Australia at 11:00am was The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, by Tony Wilson... Read more

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National Sorry Day - 26 March, 2017

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. Student at Glebe Public School will remember the Stolen Generations at a special Assembly on Friday 26 March, 2017.... Read more


Reconciliation Week - 27 May to 3 June, 2017

The theme for Reconciliation Week 2017 is ‘Let's Take the Next Steps'. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June.These dates mark two milestones in Australia's reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia's reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next... Read more


NAPLAN - May 2017

The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. NAPLAN tests are not pass/fail tests. NAPLAN timetable 2017 - Tues 9 May - Language, Conventions & Writing Wed 10 May - Reading Thurs 11 May - Numeracy For more information go to NAP website: www.nap.edu.au... Read more

Got Go athletics

Sport, Term 2, 2017 - Athletics

Fundamental skill development with a difference, the Got Game approach to student centered learning of athletics skills through games and physical education fun. The Got Go AthleticsTeam of expert athletics coaches and educators have developed a PE program that inspires students to strive for their Personal Best! The program aims to develop the speed, agility, coordination and social skills of students through cooperative learning and team building activities with a focus on field and track events. The program has been developed to address the... Read more

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Snapshot Interviews - Mon 20 March to Fri 7 April

Parent -Teacher "Snapshot" Interviews are held over two weeks, Monday 21 March to Friday 7 April, 2017. The interview provides parents with a "snapshot" of their child's learning and progress during term one. Teachers are available to meet with parents before or after school. It is a great opportunity hear really positive things about your child that they may not tell you themselves. It's equally rewarding for teachers to share good news with a parent. It's important to discuss the meeting with your child afterwards and... Read more

Harmony Day

Harmony Day Celebration - Fri 24 March, 2017

Everyone Belongs is the theme of Harmony Day across Australia for 2017. Did you know that almost half of all Australians were either born overseas for have a parent born in another country. Over the past 72 years, more than 7.5 million migrants have made Australia home. Cultural diversity is one of the strengths of the Glebe Public School. Every day teachers and students learn about, and share their varied cultural and religious traditions. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day across Australia. Traditionally orange signifies... Read more


Literacy and Pancake Tuesday - 28 February 2017

If you can read the recipe then you can mix, cook and eat delicious strawberry pancakes with cinnamon, sugar, honey and ice cream. Definitely the best Literacy lesson EVER... Pancake Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday in Australia, is the last day of feasting before Lent for many Christians. The tradition of eating pancakes on the Tuesday comes from a time where any remaining rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent to use them up, before fasting began. Many Australians make and share pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Selling pancakes to... Read more


Maths KLA Day-Living and Loving Maths, Fri 17 March, 2017

Maths KLA Day Program 2017 10:30am Talk for parents by about the Maths syllabus 11:15am Recess 11:30am Visits to classrooms 1:00pm BBQ provided by Glebe P&C 2:20pm Assembly The Maths syllabus is based on knowledge, skills, understandings, values and attitudes. Content is divided into 3 strands: Number and Algebra Measurement and Geometry Statistics and Probability Working mathematically is made up of 5 components: Communicating Problem solving Reasoning Understanding Fluency Source: Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards... 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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Swimming Scheme, Yrs 1 to 5 - Feb 3 to Mar 3, 2017

Students from years 1 to 5 are currently participating in the Learn to Swim Scheme program. The program is run by the Department of Education and is an intensive learn to swim program. It aims to develop water confidence and provides students with basic water survival and safety skills.The scheme operates over 10 days with 45 minutes of lesson time each day. Off to swimming... Returning from Victoria Park pool...... Read more

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National Apology Day - 13 February, 2017

This week students at Glebe Public School acknowledged the anniversary of The Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008 by Former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. The Apology relates to past laws, policies and practices which have impacted on Australia's First Nations Peoples, particularly members of the Stolen Generations.... Read more

Safer Internet

Safer Internet Day, 7 February 2017

Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global event with over 120 countries and 21,000 schools participating across the globe. It aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology including computer, notebook, mobile phone, Apps, social media etc, especially among children and young people. Celebrated each year in February, Safer Internet Day unites thousands of people to help raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe. For more information go to: The Office of the Children's... Read more

Kinder 2017

Welcome Kindergarten 2017

Welcome to all our new students and parents who have started at Glebe PS over the last week. A special welcome to Kindergarten students who started school today, Tuesday 2 February. You all look fantastic in the Glebe Public School uniform. Kindergarten teachers for 2017 are Ms Jess Rush and Ms Lauren Brookhouse.... 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

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