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Kindergarten 2019

Our kindy orientation is Thursday 30 August, 2018. We are very excited to meet you all! We are currently taking applications for children to enrol at Como PS for 2019. Children turning 5 by 31 July 2019 are eligible to attend Kindergarten next year. Visit the 'Enrolment' tab under 'Our School' at the top of this page to enrol your child now.... Read more

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Riverview Markets on Sunday 10 June

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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

Welcome Mrs Nicole Gilmore

We wish to announce that Mrs Nicole Gilmore has been appointed the new principal of Como Public School. Please find following a letter from our Director of Public Schools NSW, Mr Garrie Russell:. Dear Parents and Carers It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mrs Nicole Gilmore to the position of principal at Como Public School, pending the conclusion of the ten day appeals period. Mrs Gilmore is an experienced school leader, having been assistant principal at Engadine West Public School for seven years and relieving... 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

Welcome BBQ

Welcome BBQ & Meet the Teacher Night

Welcome BBQ On Wednesday 21st February Como PS is holding a welcome to Como BBQ for our school community. The BBQ will be held on parent information night from 5pm and conclude at 7pm. I look forward to seeing as many of our families as possible on the night. Parent Information Sessions You will have an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and become aware of the programs that will be taught throughout the school year. These sessions are very informative. The sessions will be held during the following times: 4:30pm-5:00pm Year 1 and Stage... Read more

Student Leaders 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 student leaders: Abbey School Captain and Eric Vice Captain. We know you will do an outstanding job!... Read more

Donations

Helping others this festive season.

This year, our school is undertaking two separate collections for the festive season. Firstly, our Christmas Appeal, where we are asking families to donate food for the Salvation Army's "Box of Hope" Christmas Appeal. Each classroom has a box where tinned food, biscuits, chips, pasta, rice, sweets etc can be collected. Secondly, students from our SRC will be visiting Lark Ellen Nursing Home to have morning tea with the residents and to share the festive cheer. We are hoping t ... o provide a small gift for the residents and are... Read more

Thank you

Community Breakfast

2017 has been a busy and productive year for everyone at Como Public School. As a school we are very lucky to be supported by our wonderful families and the wider community. The last few weeks of the school year are often a very busy time for everyone and the opportunity to stop and show our appreciation can be missed. On behalf of the staff at Como Public School I would like to invite all students and their families to join us for a Thank you Community Breakfast on Monday 11th December. Bacon and egg rolls will be served from 8.30am -9.30am.... Read more

Film by the sea

Film by the Sea

Last Tuesday night 24th October, Mr Mac and I attended the Film by the Sea premiere at Sutherland Entertainment Centre with students and parents from Year 5 and 6. It was fabulous to see the selection of films showcased on the night. The talent across the Sutherland Shire is inspiring! Como Public School's film ‘Marvel-less' was the highlight of my night and I was very proud of the efforts of all the students in writing, acting and producing the film. I would also like to again acknowledge and thank Mr Mac and Mr Bowmer for their efforts. It... 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

Pie Drive

P&C Pie Drive

Como Public School has a long relationship with Loftus Pies, more recently they supplied the school with delicious cakes and scones for Book Week and 2018 Kindergarten Orientation. In the spirit of supporting local businesses, Como Public School P&C has welcomed the opportunity to organise a ‘pie drive'. The pie drive will be held during October and is a great way to manage the P&C's commitments to the school. The order sheets need to be returned with payment by Friday 20th October. Payment can be made by cash only. Pies will be available for... Read more

Alex Sydney East

Congratulations Alex!

Sydney East Athletics Carnival Alex represented Sutherland Zone at the Sydney East Athletics Carnival recently and after winning his heat, came 7th in the final with a blistering time of 14.83 secs for the 200m. We are very proud of you Alex!... Read more

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Film by the Sea

It is with great pleasure that we inform our school community that our film Marvel-less has been successfully included into the Sutherland Film by the Sea short film festival for public primary school students. This festival will be held at The Sutherland Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 24 October, 2017. All students and parents are encouraged to dress as stars and walk the red carpet from 6:15pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from TryBooking by the following link. https://www.trybooking.com/PNDR Tickets go on sale Monday 11th... 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

Henry Lawson

Riverview Market & Henry Lawson Festival Sunday 9th July

The markets will be on in the middle weekend of the holidays, July 9. The Henry Lawson Festival is combining with Riverview Markets in July to celebrate Henry Lawson's 150th birthday through readings and folk music. Henry Lawson came to Como many times, often staying in a fisherman's shack on the Woronora River side of Como. His association with the suburb has been acknowledged through the naming of Henry Lawson Reserve in Wolger Road Como. I am looking forward to attending the July market and joining in on the celebrations. I hope those... Read more

GAT

Enrichment Classes for Term 2

This term enrichment classes for students in Years 3-6 have commenced. The children will be working with Mrs Kostecki for Coding and Mrs Roffey for Engineering. The program will run each Tuesday and Wednesday for the remainder of the term. We look forward to the students sharing their learning with us.... Read more

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