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Year 6 into Year 7 2018 Information Afternoon

Parents, carers and family of Year 6 students who may be attending Chifley College Dunheved Campus in 2018 are invited to attend an information session. Staff will be available to speak about the school, subjects and speciality programs we offer. The afternoon will also include a tour of the school's outstanding facilities. We look forward to seeing you. For more information please follow the below link: Year 6 into Year 7 2018 (please click)... 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

Year 7 2017 Orientation Day

All students who will attend Chifley College Dunheved Campus for Year 7 in 2017, are welcome to attend our Orientation Day commencing at 9.30 am on Tuesday 6 December. All parents and carers are encouraged to attend to receive information that will assist your child's smooth transition into high school.... Read more

School Travel 2017

Our school has partnered with Transport for NSW to use the new online process for you to submit school travel applications. This means we will be able to process your applications online, making it easier and faster for parents, guardians and students to apply for school travel. Please read application information sheet: Application Information... Read more

Year 10 Formal

On Tuesday 29 November, Chifley College Dunheved Campus will hold the Year 10 Formal at Panthers, Penrith. All students are welcome to arrive at 5.30 to take photos, before entering the function room by 6.05 pm. The formal will end at 9.30 pm and students are to be collected at this time by an adult parent or carer.... Read more

Message From The Principal

Dear Parents, Friends and Community Members, It is with deep sadness that the school acknowledges the tragic accident that occurred on Monday 10 October 2016. This accident involved two young men from our school community. At this stage I have been advised not to publish these young men's names, but at our school they are well known and much loved. The young man who was killed left our school earlier this year to attend another school but we knew him well and feel his loss deeply. The young man who has been injured is in Year 7 and we wish him... 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

NAIDOC Day Celebrations

Chifley College Dunheved Campus invites all our parents, carers and families to celebrate NAIDOC Day. Cultural workshops will be held throughout the morning including storytelling, art, dance and jewellery making. Col Hardy will entertain us at lunchtime and then the day will finish with a round robin touch football competition. Please come along to share and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people withing our community.... Read more

PDHPE Enrichment Day

PDHPE Enrichment Day

On Friday 23rd June the first ever ‘Most Talented PDHPE Campus Enrichment Day' was held at Mt Druitt PCYC. This was a day for a small group of students to compete against the other Chifley College Campuses in a range of activities. These included; Team sports such as European Handball and Futsal, a Health Promotion Initiative and individual physical activity challenges. The students that represented Chifley College Dunheved Campus were; Koa Sarafian, Alicia Wilson, Ralph Hampton, Mariah Wilson, Rahat Yunus, Hayden Sciberras, Lent Taverio and... Read more

Parking

Parking Restrictions and Bus Zone Safety

For the safety of our students, we draw your attention to the parking restrictions signposted within the staff carpark and bus zone area on Maple Road. No cars may stop in bus zone at the front of the school. Highway Patrol Officers regularly patrol the school and will issue infringement notices with significant fines and loss of points should a parent park or stop to pick up a child in the bus bay area. Please follow any directions given by staff on bus duty as to the appropriate places to pull up near the bus bay area and pedestrian... Read more

Students Leaving School Early Procedures

From time to time a parent may have an unavoidable medical or dental appointment for their child during the school day. While the preferred time is for after school hours or during the school holidays we understand that this not is always possible. The procedure for early leavers to attend appointments, religious, cultural or family events is for your child to have a written note with the following information: · the time the child is leaving school grounds, · the reason for the leave (this is noted only as leave on the student's... Read more

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Families supporting students with disabilities have a lot of questions around how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will affect their lives. To assist families through this process Thorndale Foundation will be running a short NDIS Information session at our school. All parents, carers and community members are invited! When: Thursday 16th June at 10.30am Where: Goomberry Centre, Chifley College Dunheved Campus For organisational purposes please ring Anne McAlary at the school on 9623 6600 ext 118 if you are able to attend.... Read more

Stem Games

Deputy Principal Challenge

The Deputy Principal Challenge has been initiated for students to inspire our Year 7 classes and 7/8 Lawson class to ‘think Outside the box'. This challenge will run across terms 2 and 3. Phase One of the DP Challenge is the STEM Video Game Challenge. The challenge is to focus on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), in conjunction with Australian STEM Video Game Challenge for students to learn important skills for the future through the process of ... designing and building an original video game. Students will work in teams and... Read more

Lowes On-line

In addition to having convenient 7 day access to uniforms in Lowes Mt Druitt store, parents can now also order all their uniforms ON-LINE with Click & Collect for in-store pickup, or Home Delivery. For convenience, a link for Chifley College Dunheved Campus parents is available in our Student & Parent Info page.... Read more

The School Photographer

The photographers will be in school on Thursday 10 March for a catch-up day for those students who were not available last week. Photos will start immediately after the start of school so please ensure your child arrives promptly on this day and in school uniform. If you require a family sibling photo, please ask your child to collect the "siblings only" envelope from Mrs Whiddon. There is an option to pay online, and instructions are on the envelope. If you wish to pay cash, please place the money in the envelope and the student is... 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

SCHOOL BUS TIMETABLE CHANGES

Commencing Monday 30 November 2015, the new school bus timetable will come into effect. Please see attached for changes that may affect your child. Busways school timetable Reminder that all school bus passes are available online at Student School Transport... 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

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