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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


On Thursday 3 August we are celebrating Education week. Parents and carers are warmly invited to share us as we celebrate: 9.50am - visit your child/ren's classroom 10.30am - enjoy morning tea in the hall hosted by our fabulous P & C Association 11am - sit back and enjoy the student performances 12.30pm - BBQ lunch prepared by our P & C... 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

Opportunity Class (OC) Placements for 2018

Intention to apply: Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2018 Dear Parent/Carer Opportunity classes cater for highly achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. These classes help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level. Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined... 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

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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

2017 Stationery Requirements

Please see the attached documents regarding your child's stationery requirements for 2017: Kindergarten 2017 (pdf 265 KB) Year 1 & Year 2 2017 (pdf 137 KB) Year 3 & Year 4 2017 (pdf 92 KB) Year 5 & Year 6 2017 (pdf 205 KB) Year 5 & 6 GATS 2017 (pdf 205 KB)... Read more

Attention Year 5 Parents - Selective High School Applications

Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2018 Dear Parent/Carer Selective high schools cater for highly achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level. Applications for selective high school placement are considered mainly on the basis of... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 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 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

Parent Volunteers

Working With Children (pdf 433 KB)Proof of Identity (pdf 194 KB)... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

Growth 2013-2015

NAPLAN growth from 2013-2015

John Purchase students demonstrated strong growth across all aspects of NAPLAN from Year 3 (2013) to Year 5 (2015). Average growth ranged from 50.1 points to 91.2 points, with an average growth score of 72.3. This provides pleasing support for the pedagogies and explicit teaching and learning strategies employed at John Purchase Public School.... Read more

Uniform Shop opening hours

The uniform shop is open from 8.30 am - 9.30 am each school day. Uniform Shop Price List (pdf 772 KB)... Read more

Application for Extended Leave - Travel

Extended Leave - Travel (pdf 780 KB)... Read more


The canteen will be open from Wednesday 28th January. JPPS Price List 2015 (pdf 765 KB)... Read more

Kindergarten transition to school website

Kindergarten transition to school website We are pleased to launch our John Purchase Kindergarten Orientation website. It has links to some wonderful resources to assist families during the transition to Kindergarten as well as all the information you will need in preparation for beginning Kindergarten at John Purchase in 2015. Keep an eye on for all the latest Kindergarten information... Read more

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