Canteen News

Colo Vale School Canteen is open each Friday. Meal Deal notes will be handed out each Monday. Please return notes and money to the Banksia Box by Wednesday.... 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

Year 7 Selective High School Applications Close on 13 November

If your child is in Year 5, and is academically achieving at a high standard, consider applying for a Year 7 Position in a Year 7 Opportunity Class for gifted and talented students for High School.Parents apply when the student is in Year 5. The students sit the test in March of Year 6. For information about applying and the placement process, go to If your child is on Year 6, there may be some positions available for Years... 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

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

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 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

ANZAC Commemoration Services

Our students will be representing our school at the Colo Vale ANZAC Day Ceremony, 25 April at 8:00 am at the Colo Vale Progress Association Hall; and at Mittagong March at 10:00 am. Please meet Mrs Williams and Mrs Pietrucha at 10:00am in full school uniform to march. Our school ceremony will be at 12:30 pm, on Friday 29 April instead of our regular assembly. Our parents and local community are most welcome to attend. At the Colo Vale ANZAC Commemoration, two of our students will share a speech. Our school councillors are expected to attend.... Read more

Celebration of Achievement Assembly: Thursday 7 April

Parents and guests are most welcome to attend our Celebration of Student Achievement Presentation Assembly that occurs at the end of each term. The assembly commences at 10:00am in the school hall. Come and see our school band play!... Read more

Easter Hat Parade: Tuesday 22 March at 10:30 am

The Easter Hat Parade is now on Tuesday 22 March instead of Wednesday. This was due to the Soccer Gala Day back up date, that was rescheduled for the same day. We look forward to seeing you there! Parents, grandparents and families are most welcome!... Read more

Like us on Facebook

Colo Vale now has an official Colo Vale Public School Facebook Page. This is to help parents with the just in time information!The Code of Conduct Guidelines have been published in Banksia Bits Newsletter, Week 5 Term 1 and a letter has also been sent home. This has also included a specific permission slip for Facebook publication.... 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

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Nattai Ponds community welcome to enrol

The new Nattai Ponds subdivision can also enrol at Colo Vale PS. Parents are welcome to make an appointment on 48894250 or 48894081, email or visit the school office for more information between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Interviews and school tours are also available. The Colo Vale school general email address is Before and after school care is available at the Northern Villages OOSH. Contact Karen Revitt on 48894974.... Read more


Colo Vale open for enrolments 2016

Colo Vale Public School welcomes students and parents to our school! The school office is officially open on Wednesday 27 January 2016. The School Uniform Shop is open on Wednesday 27 January at 10:00 am for a limited time. Parents are welcome to contact the school about enrolling their child for 2016 on 02 48894250. Students in Years 1-6 return on the Thursday 28 January 2016. Kindergarten commence on Monday 1 February. We look forward to welcoming our school community to an invigorating year in 2016!... 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

Mr Xia visits Colo Vale!

Jerry Xia (pronounced Shaa) is a teacher from China engaged by the NSW Department of Education as part of the Confucius Program. Throughout 2015, Mr Xia has been based at Chatswood Public School and we are very fortunate in having his services in our school during Week 4 of Term 4. He is sharing his knowledge of Chinese history and culture with all children from K-6.... 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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