Principal's blog

Happy New Year!

The school has been closed over the holiday period but the staff has been in and out of the place, busily preparing for the 2015 school year. We're excited that for the first time in a very long time, Mt Ousley will have in excess of 200 students enrolled. Our numbers are growing and that opens up further opportunities for everyone. As always we have new staff members joining us too. Staff and class information will be advised through the newsletter as soon as school resumes.

Super Rugby Trophy

 A group of students interested in rugby were treated to a special visit by Tahman and the Super Rugby trophy. The trophy weighs 18.5kg and the challenge was to lift it, as if we had just won the final for NSW. Not an easy task! Thank you to Sean Barrett from the ARU for coordinating the visit and inspiring some of our students to continue their passion for rugby.

Student Initiative

I'm continually amazed (in a really positive way) by the level of initiative shown by so many of our students. Our students care. They care about each other, they care about the local environment and they care about the world.

The Illawarra Mercury today published a story about one of our very special students, who has single-handedly raised over $4,000 for our school. You can read the story here.

What NAPLAN Does & Doesn't Test

2014 NAPLAN results for students in Years 3 and 5 were sent home this week. Some children have received outstanding results, while others may be disappointed. Let's put NAPLAN into perspective; it's one assessment on one particular day that tests a limited number of key aspects of learning, and there are numerous variables which impact on performance.

Publishing Student Names & Photos

Why do we like to publish student names and photographs online? There are many reasons.


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