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SBS National Languages Competition

Be part of the SBS Languages Competition! The SBS National Languages Competition is back this year, starting Monday 15 October 2018. We would like to involve our students to send in a photo of a person, place or activity showing the possibilities created by learning a language. Watch the video and visit sbs.com.au/nlc18 for the latest information and resources.... Read more


New Caledonia

A Fantastic Opportunity Awaits!

Proposed Study Tour to New Caledonia - April 2019 The study trip will include: 5 days French immersion language lessons at CREIPAC, Noumea 5 nights with host families in Noumea 3 nights in a hotel in Anse Vata, Noumea Various cultural trips, including the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Amadee Island, the Museum of New Caledonia and more! Please indicate your interest in this study trip by emailing margaret.lattimore@det.nsw.edu.au An information evening for parents and students is scheduled for 6pm on September 18th at NSW School of Languages.... Read more

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We're in Petersham!

We've finally made it to our new school in Petersham. All new offices and classrooms, amazing new equipment and facilities await your next visit.... Read more

The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

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Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

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

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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

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Parent/Carer Teacher Interviews 2018

Interviews are just around the corner! Thank you to all the parents/carers who have booked their interview time with their child's teacher. If you have not booked your interview time, please refer to the Parent/Carer Teacher Interview invite sent to all parents via email or click here to access a copy of the invite and further information about the Parent/Carer Teacher Interviews. We look forward to meeting with you!... 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

Harmony Day celebrations

Harmony Day - Everyone Belongs

Harmony Day March 21 NSW School of Languages celebrated Australia's great diversity with a delicious spread of food from our diverse backgrounds. Orange was the colour of the day as we came together to celebrate our multicultural country and its cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. To learn more, please visit the Harmony Day website.... 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

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Enrolments Closing Soon!

Welcome back and a friendly reminder to our school community! Applications need to be submitted by 7 February 2018. Any application submitted after this date will require applications through extraordinary circumstances. Please remember to fully complete the Enrolment Application Form with all of the necessary information required to ensure the smooth running of the enrolment process.... Read more

First in state French

2017 HSC Success!

Congratulations to our 2017 Year 12 students for achieving outstanding results in their Higher School Certificate. NSW School of Languages achieved an outstanding 9 First Place in Course and 32 Top Achievers in Course in the 2017 Higher School Certificate. Please read the articles celebrating our students' wonderful achievements this year: The Department of Education Media Release article The Daily Telegraph's Southern Courier article The Daily Telegraph's Northern District Times article Our students attended the NSW Education Standards... Read more

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New Website, New School Name, New Logo!

Welcome back to a new school year! We are proud to announce the launch of our new website and our new official name NSW School of Languages (formerly Open High School), together with our new school logo. The change of name from Open High School to NSW School of Languages was approved and made official following school community consultation and approval from the former Minister for Education: Pursuant to Part 6, Section 27 (2) of the Education Act 1990, I hereby rename Open High School (school code 8588) which will be relocated to West Street,... 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

Winners of the contest

Korean Education Centre Performance Contest 2017

Winners of the 2017 Korean Performance Contest! On Wednesday 13th September, Year 11 Korean Beginners students competed against 296 contestants in The 2017 Korean Performance Contest, hosted by the Korean Education Centre, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. The prize winners in the Korean performance division were Emily Bochno (1st Prize Winner, a round-trip plane ticket to Seoul, Korea), Selina Sosa (3rd Prize winner, $200 voucher), and Hannah Sheaffe (Participation award, $50 voucher). The prize winner in the Artwork division was... Read more

Korean Hana Centre Grand Opening

Korean Hana Centre Grand Opening

Korean Hana Centre is officially open! On the 7th August, NSW School of Languages officially opened its "Korean Hana Centre" which provides a whole day's immersion in Korean culture and language to visiting students. Thirty guests including the Korean Education Consul, the Director of the Korean Cultural Centre, the Director of Secondary Education, representatives from Bruce Notley-Smith's office (local member), University of Sydney, the Association of Independent Schools and other principals and Korean teachers. There were speeches,... Read more

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