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Brisbania Public School

Brisbania Public School

Believe, Persevere, Succeed

Telephone02 4369 1246

Emailbrisbania-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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PHASE THREE AT BRISBANIA PS FROM MAY 25

PHASE THREE AT BRISBANIA PS FROM MAY 25
  • All students return to school.
  • All teachers return to school.
  • All students in own classrooms.
  • Parents to drop students and maintain social distancing whilst on school grounds if coming into the office.
  • Parents to pick up students and maintain social distancing whilst on school grounds if coming into the office.
  • Parents are not to gather outside school gates.
  • Please pick up from Shaw St kiss and drop or High St gates.
  • The ramp and steps on High St are being fixed at present- Weeks 4, 5 and 6- please be aware that ramp access may be limited. A retaining wall and landscaping will also be completed by the end of June.
  • Send your child with recess, lunch and fruit break each day.
  • Canteen open for Flexischools orders only for recess and lunch, no over the counter service. Please support our canteen if you can.
  • Uniform shop open for Flexischools orders only. Orders will be sent home with your child on a Friday.
  • Learning packs to be returned to school to continue work on units set for the term.
  • Classrooms have soap, hand sanitiser and wipes.
  • Toilets have soap and toilet paper.
  • Continued enhanced cleaning and hygiene supply arrangements in place.
  • Wet weather pick up from hall if usual pick up is High St or Brisbania Close
  • Communicate with school via email and phone if possible.
  • Follow health advice and keep your child at home if they are unwell.
  • The school admin staff will call you if your child is sick.
  • A thermometer will be used to check temperature of all sick students.
  • Bubblers are not to be used. Please send along a drink bottle full of water.
  • No whole school assemblies can occur.
  • No excursions or incursions can occur.
  • No interschool activities can occur.
  • No volunteers, no visitors or external providers at school.
  • No community use of facilities and no on-site meetings with non-DoE staff.

ENJOY BEING BACK AT SCHOOL!!!!

WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK.

The P & C operate our school canteen.

Paula Egan and Rose Smith are the canteen managers/co-ordinators. The canteen is registered with the NSW Healthy Canteen Association. The canteen is a fully accredited 'NSW Healthy Canteen'.

The canteen is now selling a breakfast menu - details below.

Flexischools Online Ordering is available. Go to www.flexischools.com.au

Canten Menu 2020 PDF

 

INTENTION TO APPLY FOR YEAR 5 OPPORTUNITY CLASS IN 2021 AND CHANGES TO THE OPPORTUNITY CLASS PLACEMENT PROCESS FOR YR 5 ENTRY IN 2021

Opportuniy Class Placement Information

Information for parents/carers and students

The department is committed to the continued education of all students across NSW, including advanced learning programs for high potential and gifted students. The 2021 Year 5 opportunity class placement process was put on hold in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. We have now rescheduled and streamlined the application process.

 

Why have changes been made to the 2020 opportunity class placement process?

 

Due to the shorter time frame available for the OC placement process, changes have been made to the process for this year. The department is committed to supporting the continuity of learning and transitions for each child, and the revised application and placement process will ensure students are placed in 2021 Year 5 opportunity classes as soon as possible.

 

What changes have been made?

 

The 2020 opportunity class placement process has been revised to accommodate the shorter timeline due to the postponement of the test.

To ensure the fair and consistent assessment of students across all schools and regions of NSW, this year students will be placed on test results only. Taking this approach reduces the effect of the disrupted start to the school year, which could compromise school assessment scores, and ensures that all students are placed using the same test performed under the same conditions. The test is created by an independent educational assessment provider and measures academic ability, not achievement, giving a reliable method for identifying highly gifted applicants which is not subject to the variable classroom conditions experienced this year.

 

What are the key dates I should be aware of?

 

The revised dates are listed below. Parents are advised to review the new dates carefully and ensure an application is submitted by the closing date for their child to be eligible to sit the placement test as, owing to the shorter timeline, late applications will not be accepted.

 

Intention to Apply Form - refer to skoolbag app or collect from Brisbania PS office from 1 June 2020

 

Applications open - 9 June 2020

 

Applications close - 26 June 2020

 

Opportunity Class Placement Test date - 16 September 2020

 

Parents and schools advised of placement outcome information - From 1 December 2020

 

Parents accept or decline first round placement - By 15 December 2020

 

Principals arrange orientation day for successful candidates - December 2020

 

Reserve places offered - From mid-December 2020

 

Authority to attend an opportunity class letter sent to parents - Late January 2021

 

Successful candidates enrol in Year 5 at a school with an opportunity class - Late January 2021

 

Further information, visit the department’s website:

 

Opportunity classes – Year 5 updates available on the website at https://education.nsw.gov. au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/updates

 

Opportunity classes – key dates on the website at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/general-information

 

Parents are encouraged to speak to the principal of their child’s primary school for further information about the changes made to the opportunity class placement process this year.

 

For further information or assistance contact:

High Performing Students Team ssu@det.nsw.edu.au 1300 880 367

 

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