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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

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

Stokers Siding Celebrates 100 Years on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October

We are truing 100 years old this year and we are celebrating our milestone, with two days of fun and activities. Come along an join us for open classrooms, a cuppa and cake on Friday and then on Saturday for; the opening of the time capsule, static displays, market stalls, music, food trucks, activities for children and of course birthday cake! Centenary Flyer (pdf 482 KB)... 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

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

Kindergarten Orientation

Stokers Siding Kindergarten Orientation program, will begin on Thursday 27th October at 9.30 a.m. Kindergarten Orientation is held to welcome new students to our Small School Big Family. For further details please contact the school.... Read more


Art Exhibition

Stokers Siding Art Gallery will be exhibiting student's artworks for the month of August. Parents, family and community members are most welcome to visit the exhibition.... Read more

Basket weaving

Enrichment Day

The students had a fantastic time celebrating Education Week at our Enrichment Day. The activities students participated in included basket weaving, song and dance, jewellery making, origami and charcoal drawing. A big thank you to Sue, Kelly, Kirsten and Arna for sharing their time and skill with the students.... Read more

School raffles

Raffle! Raffle!

Our school raffle will be drawn at our next assembly on Monday 25th July. There are still tickets available for the first and second prize draw. Families and students may purchase from the school office. 1 ticket is $2.00 or 3 tickets for $5.00.... Read more

Studio Program Survey

We are currently reviewing the Studio program we have here at Stokers. In order to make some decisions about the program and its future, we are seeking feedback from our families. Please take a few moments to click on the link below to provide your valued feedback. Thank you Read more

The Three Little Pigs

Drama Performance

K/1/2 have been exploring role interactions in a variety of dramatic situations. This week the students had lots of fun taking on roles to perform The Three Little Pigs.... Read more

Students listening to stories

Aboriginal Guest Speaker

Thanks to our Aboriginal guest speaker, K/1/2 have gained a deeper understanding of the Bundjalung people's relationship with the land. Students enjoyed listening to stories, tasting bush tucker and playing traditional instruments.... Read more

Students found a cow skull

Environment Walk

K/1/2 had a great afternoon exploring features of our local creek as part of our unit Wet and Dry Environments. Some of the items students discovered included animal bones, rocks and trees.... 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

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