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Becoming tomorrow's leaders

As principal, it is always rewarding to see our students developing the necessary capacity to be tomorrow's leaders. I took 8 of our Year 11 girls to the third session of one of our Women in Leadership courses ‘Focus' on Friday, 8th of June. We run this in partnership with ABCN and American Express with students having a course facilitator and individual mentors. They develop an understanding of what is possible and realise that they too, through hard work can gain positions in the corporate world. Our young women were exceptional and are... Read more

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Deputy Secretary visits Plumpton High

Plumpton High School welcomed the Deputy Secretary, School Operations & Performance, Mr Murat Dizdar, to our great school. Our students and staff presented a snapshot of the innovative and creative high quality teaching and learning undertaken at Plumpton. We lived a lesson in the integrating of Language, computer science and robotics to provide students the capabilities they require to be successful global entrepreneurs and citizens. Part of lesson 1 explored our literacy strategy incorporating the Accelerated Reader program to improve... 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


Music Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are now open for after-school music lessons in guitar, bass, voice or keyboard in association with Stormer Music. Lesson availability is limited so get your application in by Thursday, 12th of April to secure a spot. Students will be notified in writing whether they are successful or not. Lessons commence beginning of Term 2 2018. Download the Music Program Application Form here (pdf 85 KB). The school is also offering students an amazing opportunity to apply for a music tuition scholarship where the school pays for the full cost... Read more


Parent Teacher Student Night

Years 7 to 12 Parent, Teacher & Student Night 2018 is on Tuesday, 27th of March from 3:30 - 7:00pm. The night provides an opportunity for each student's progress to be discussed with individual classroom teachers. Head teachers, support staff, leading teachers, the counselor and the careers adviser will also be available by appointment. Please note that parents are encouraged to make their own bookings with their students' teachers via an online booking system. Please follow these directions to access the Plumpton High School bookings page:... Read more


School Plan 2018-2020

Community consultation has been finalised and we present the Plumpton High School Plan 2018-2020. We will be working diligently to achieve our strategic directions over the next three years. We will use our key improvement measures and ongoing self-assessment to monitor our progress and report on the impact of our work. We value community input and should you have any further suggestions for how we can improve, we would love to hear from you. Thank you Plumpton High School planning and reporting team... Read more


Year 7 Enrolments for 2019 are now OPEN

It is time to start the transition of your child from Year 6 to Year 7. Every student in a NSW government school should have received the Moving Into Year 7 In A NSW Government School in 2019 form. This form must be completed and returned to your child's primary school no later than 16th of March 2018. If Plumpton High School (PHS) is your local high school and you would like to attend, all you need to do is complete Section A and B of the form and return it to your child's primary school. If PHS is not your local high... Read more

Information for Year 7 starting in 2018

Please find below some helpful links for Year 7 students. Year 7 2018 Handbook (pdf 3214 KB) Elective Course Note (docx 14 KB) Uniform Shop Hours (pdf 303 KB) 2018 Canteen Price List (pdf 733 KB)... Read more

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Information Evening for prospective students in Yrs 3, 4, 5 & 6

Invitation for prospective students and their families Please join us on Tuesday, 13th of March 2018 and learn about our outstanding HSC results & success strategies, Gifted & Talented programs, Wellbeing and Positive Psychology structure, unique Student Leadership Program, community and business partnerships and award winning cultural programs. Please proceed to the GWSPAC for the introduction. School tour 4:30 - 5:30 Presentation 5:30 - 6:00 Evening Tour 6:00 - 7:00... 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


Head Teacher HSIE wins Keith Tronc Award

Shaelee Dunbar, Plumpton High School's Head Teacher HSIE, has been awarded The Keith Tronc Award for Outstanding Teacher Leadership. Shae has demonstrated outstanding practice in the classroom and as a result has made a difference to colleagues and the lives of students in their care. Shae's contribution has transcended her own classroom and made a real difference to schools across NSW. For the full story St Marys Star 17.10.2017... Read more

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Tell Them From Me Survey

An exciting opportunity to be involved in the future of OUR school and your children's learning experience. Have your say! Go to The survey will take roughly 15mins and can be completed on a mobile device or computer. There will be laptops set up in the front office for parents to use upon request. Survey closes Friday 20th of October.... Read more

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HSC Minimum Standard

Students in NSW will need a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC from 2020. This change will not affect students sitting for the 2017, 2018 or 2019 HSC. Students with an intellectual disability undertaking Life Skills English or Life Skills Mathematics in Years 10, 11 and/or 12 will be exempt from the HSC minimum standard requirement. As part of a broader NSW Government strategy to boost student literacy and numeracy across the state, the introduction of the minimum standard will ensure students with a HSC have basic... 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

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Principal's Voice

As principal of Plumpton High School, I would like to introduce myself and articulate our vision as a school. Plumpton believes this goal can be best realized within a supportive, innovative, creative and stimulating educational environment focused on building intellectual capacity, positive relationships and strong self-concept. Ensuring this vision is realized the school has undertaken a significant change process over the last three years. This change has been necessary to ensure students are accessing a world-class education that is... 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

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Consultation Process with School Community for Engagement of Additonal Permanent DP

The school established as a pilot, a third Deputy Principal Position in Term 4, 2014. The purpose of this position was to ensure the school was able to support, to a high-level, Student Wellbeing, the development of quality teaching and learning frameworks and the administrative requirements of a school with the complexity of Plumpton. Following this successful Pilot over two years and one term the school reduced student suspensions by in excess of 55% and increased completion rates of student assessment and engagement, developed and... Read more

Measles outbreak in Western Sydney

A measles outbreak in western Sydney has infected people including three children, with health authorities warning that the cases spent time at the Children's Hospital at Westmead while infectious. People with measles symptoms should seek medical advice as soon as possible phoning the emergency department or GP beforehand, stay home from work or school, and limit other activities to avoid exposing other vulnerable people, such as infants, to the infection. Statement from NSW Health (pdf 44 KB)... Read more

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