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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

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

'We Will' being performed by 4/5/6

Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod

4/5/6 competed in the Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod singing two challenging songs, 'Deep in the Meadow' and We Will'. They received a Highly Commended for their efforts. Thank you to Mrs Gollasch for rehearsing and conducting the class.... Read more

K/1 D performing their African dance

Dance Concert

Kapooka School students performed dances and songs at their annual Dance Concert on Friday 15 September. The very successful concert was made possible by Brigette choreographing the main dances and staff, students and the community all working together to ensure the concert was a success.... Read more

NDIS logo

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

Small Schools' Movie

Have a look at a little movie we made last year about how great small schools are. Read more

Playing the didgeridoo

Wiradjuri Man

Mark Saddler, Wiradjuri man, came to Kapooka school on Friday 31 March 2017 to increase our knowledge about the Wiradjuri culture. Through art, dance, discussion and games, we learnt some Wiradjuri words, including the very important word for friend and increased our understanding of the culture and reconciliation.... Read more

Demonstrating the correct way to approach a dog

Dog Education

Students from Kindergarten to year 2 enjoyed learning about how to safely approach a dog when Spice and her owner came to the school on Wednesday 22 March 2017.... 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

Our new captains thanking the NRL representative

NRL Respect message

On Friday 24 February a representative from the NRL came to speak to the whole school about Respect. Through interviews and games the students learnt how to make new students welcome in our school and how to respect each other.... Read more

Safe Bus Travel

Representatives from Busabout and the police force visited the school to speak to our Kindergarten and Year 1 students about safe bus travel. The educational talk concluded with a ride for the students and staff to Uranquinty and back, which was very enjoyable for everyone, and reinforced the messages for safe bus travel.... Read more

Small Schools Swimming Carnival

Today, 20 February, we held our Small Schools Swimming Carnival at the Oasis Aquatic Centre, Wagga Wagga. Kapooka school won both novelty sections and Luke was the Senior Boys Champion for the carnival. Congratulations to all of the students who competed and displayed sportsmanship, cheering on competitors from all of the schools.... Read more

Mark Scott photo

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

The students with their robot


This term, two year six students had the opportunity to participate in a robotics program at Mt Austin High School. This culminated in a display for parents on Tuesday 13 November.... Read more

Cricket coaching

This term all students are developing their throwing, catching and batting skills through our cricket program. The program runs for four weeks.... Read more

Bright Smiles Dental

On Tuesday 1 November we had a visit from the dental nurse at Bright Smiles Dental surgery. She taught us how much sugar is in some foods and drinks and, using a puppet, how to brush our teeth to keep them healthy.... Read more

Kapooka's Got Talent

On Friday 4 November the finals for Kapooka's Got Talent were held at our assembly. The talent ranged from telling jokes, playing the recorder, dancing and skipping. Heats were held this term and the finalists were chosen by votes from the whole school. The acts had been well rehearsed and the whole community enjoyed the performances.... Read more

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