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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more

Japanese Tour 2017

Last holidays 37 students and staff visited the amazing country of Japan, two weeks were spent in the island nation experiencing the current and past cultures of Japan. You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPoW3zuCXRo Find out More... Read more

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WestNews T2 W8 now available

WestNews is our fortnightly update of events at the school. Stay connected and informed. This issue is from Term 2 Week 8, 2017 . Westnews T2W8 (pdf 440 KB)... Read more

Once Upon a Sport

The Sports High School documentary featuring Westfields Sports premieres Monday 1 May on FoxSports 501 at 9:30pm. It will be replayed on Tuesday 2 May on FoxSports 501 at 3:00pm & on Wednesday 3 May on FoxSports 501 at 7:30pm Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

Indigenous Football Week 2017

Indigenous Football Week 2017 (28/3/17 to 2/4/17) is about the power of football to create change for good, while delivering a standout talent pipeline to the game. The partnership of JMF, Football Federation Australia, Professional Footballers Australia, SBS and Fox Sports, will use Indigenous Football Week 2017 to highlight the achievements of Indigenous players past and present, as well as the next generation of incredible talent. Jada Whyman (Year 12), interviewed for Fox Sports Football before the kick off of the March 28th Socceroos... Read more

Parent Online Payment

It is now possible for parents to make online payments to the school, via a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. At this stage we would only like parents to pay for their child's school fees. Excursions must be paid by the student at school. Payments can be made using either a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card The payment page is accessed from the front page of the school's website by selecting $ Make a payment. For any enquiries regarding the Online Payment process please contact the School Administration Office.... 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

English Faculty Review

Dear Parents, Westfields Sports conducts regular reviews of all key learning areas across the school. This week we are reviewing the English faculty. Could you please take a few minutes to complete the survey below to provide us with your perspective on the teaching of English at our school. Parent Survey All responses are confidential. If you would like to give further comment please contact the school on 9604 3333 and ask to speak to Mr Rogers. Thank you for your assistance. Mr Rogers... 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

2016 Assessment and Reporting Booklets are now available.

The 2016 Assessment and Reporting Booklets for Year 10,11 and 12 are now available. Go to Curriculum & activities > Assessment & reporting to download the latest course and assessment outlines.... 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

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

Westfields Sports Football Clinic

Players of all levels are invited to attend a 3-day holiday clinic. This is is an excellent opportunity to train under the guidance of highly qualified, accredited coaches. Information & Application Form Westfields Sports Football (pdf 90 KB)... Read more

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NCCD Parent Information

Parent/Carer Information Criteria for inclusion in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) In 2015, all schools in Australia will participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection (NCCD)). It is an annual collection that counts the number of school students with a diagnosed disability and/ or had a reasonable level of support/adjustments made to support their participation in education. Therefore it is mandatory for Westfields Sports High School to be... Read more

Channel Seven to Westfields

You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZoF_OjT7k Channel Seven personality Jim Wilson travelled westward to share with some of our year 12 students and the senior assembly about his personal journey of being a journalist to becoming a news presenter on Channel 7. The school was then featured on Channel Seven that night.... Read more

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A Week of Harmony Day Activities

Harmony Day might be March 21st this year but all week Westfields Sports staff and students have been raising awareness of and appreciating the many cultures that make up our school, nation and world. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs', reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. Orange Ribbon: staff have been waring the orange Harmony Day ribbon all week. Traditionally the colour orange relates to social communication, stimulating two-way conversations. It aids in the development of new ideas... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

Hosting gatecrasher-proof teenage parties

If your teen is planning an end-of-year get together with their mates, the NSW Police website MyNite.com.au has some excellent tips, including how to register your party to help prevent things getting out of hand. The number one tip is never to advertise a private party on Facebook or other social networks. Uninvited visitors are increasingly a problem at teenage parties. By giving the local police a heads-up at least 72 hours prior to the party, they'll be better prepared to help out if you need them to. There are obviously a lot of parties... Read more

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