‘Every Student, Every Voice’
Education Week is a state-wide, annual event, held during August to celebrate NSW public education. The theme for 2019 is ‘Every Student, Every Voice’ and encompasses a celebration of student empowerment and how the NSW public education system gives students the skills they need in order to have and express a voice during their educational journey and as engaged global citizens.
The innovative teaching and learning happening at Forbes High School will be on display at the Semester 1 Assembly as part of Education Week celebrations. “Forbes High School continues to strive towards excellence and our staff, students and parents have much to celebrate from our recent external validation, in which peer Principals acknowledged our school is excelling in educational leadership and wellbeing,” said Principal Ms Safija Bristina.
Forbes North Public School has a range of activities on offer this Education Week. The Scholastic Book Week will run all week in the library. There will also be open classrooms on Tuesday 6th August from 12noon to 1pm and the Education Week Showcase will take place on Thursday 8th August at 6pm at Forbes High School Hall, tickets are $5 per person.
Forbes Public School is a vibrant and innovative learning community. Dedicated and expert teaching staff, the school chaplain, and school learning support officers work collaboratively with a supportive parent body to set a positive school tone. This generates an open, safe and caring learning environment where students are supported to be future focused and reach their full potential. Spacious grassy play areas, play infrastructure and a committed P&C provide students a stimulating environment in which to learn, play and grow. The school strives to produce innovative learning opportunities and celebrates a proud tradition of excellence. Students are given the opportunity to improve, achieve and excel through strong academic, sporting, cultural and creative arts programs.
At West Wyalong High School, each and every student is valued and continually striving to give students the platform to use their voice. The students are presented with endless opportunities aimed at extending themselves socially, culturally and educationally. The school strongly encourages every student to be involved in the successful leadership programs, directed towards developing confidence, communication skills and relationships within the school and local community.
Grants Available For Central West Schools
Nationals’ MP and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is urging schools to apply for a share in up to $200,000 in funding this Education Week.
“All schools in the Central West will be eligible to apply for funding ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 as part of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund,” Mr Mc- Cormack said.
“I have written to the Principals of the 131 schools across the Riverina and Central West to encourage them to apply for funding for projects which will make such a tangible difference to students’ education.”
“We know that school leaders and their communities are best placed to know what their schools need and the Local Schools Community Fund ensures they can apply for funding for a project which will make the biggest difference to their students’ education needs,” continued Mr McCormack.
“This could be anything from a small-scale refurbishment or extension to a classroom, playground equipment and sports facilities to mental health and counselling services, new computer facilities and library resources.”
Schools should identify their projects in consultation with their local school community.
Before applying for funding, schools are required to notify their approved authority.
Applications are to be submitted through the Department of Education’s Schools HUB portal at www.schools.education.gov.au by 5pm on 30 September.
Projects must be completed by the end of 2020. A committee will be established by Mr McCormack to independently assess each application from schools. The Local Schools Community Fund is open to all schools but eligibility conditions will apply. Guidelines, frequently asked questions and other information about the LSCF are on the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.au/local-schoolscommunity- fund