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Online Payments Now Available

It is now possible for parents to make online payments to the school for amounts owing for students, via a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. Payments can be made using either a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, and can be made via computer, tablet or mobile phone. The payment page is accessed from the front page of the schools website by selecting $ Make a payment Items that can be paid include voluntary school contributions, subject contributions, excursions, sales to students and creative and practical arts activities (these... 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

Parent Teacher Evening

Parent-teacher interviews can sometimes be a little daunting but these opportunities to touch base with your child's teachers are really important and shouldn't be missed. The idea behind regular interviews is for parents and teachers to work as a team. Parent involvement in education is a powerful force, and our parent-teacher interviews, to be held on Thursday 21 September, ensures that every parent has the opportunity to be involved. Of course, parent-teacher interviews make a lot of parents nervous. Even if you're pretty sure that your... Read more

Parent Online Survey - Partners in Learning

This term, our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parents' and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and staff, activities and practices at... 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

Online Payments

Due to changes in our school systems, all payments including Online Payments via the website, will be unavailable until Wednesday 26 July 2017.... Read more

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

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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

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