Students in Year 2 will participate in the School Swimming Scheme. This involves structured aquatic activities under the instruction of qualified teachers and continues daily for two weeks from Monday 13/11/17 to Friday 24/11/17.Year 2 Swimming Permission (pdf 69 KB)Swimming What to Bring (pdf 42 KB)... 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

Disco & Parent Forum

Disco/Parent Forum – Wednesday 8th November Please note that the school Disco and P&C Forum will be here at the school on Wednesday 8th November. K-2 Disco will run from 5.00-6.30pm and the 3-6 Disco will be between 6.30pm and 8.00pm. While the Discos are in action in the hall P&C will be hosting a parent/carer forum in the library. The topic: When should we start talking to children about sex education? I thank Dr Zewlan Moor for her facilitating the forum and encourage all parents/carers to join the discussion on this important (but... Read more

Canteen Menu Term 4 2017

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Grandparents Day 2017

Program Thursday 2nd November 11:30 – 11:55am Classroom Visits 12pm - 12:25pm Count Us In Music 12:25 – 12:55pm Picnic Lunch 1pm – 1:50pm Assembly with KA performing.... Read more

2018 Kindergarten Transition

Kindergarten 2018 Transition Save These Dates! Orientation Program Session 1- Thursday 2nd November 9.30-11.30am Session 2- Thursday 9th November 11.30-1.30pm Session 3- Thursday 16th November 12.00-3.00pm (experience an assembly with KL performing) Talent Quest- December 13th Week 10 (welcome to attend) Christmas Craft session at OSPS with Pre-schoolers- Wednesday 29th November Week 8... 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

Illnesses at Ocean Shores PS

Please take a moment to read the notice regarding illnesses and attendance at our school. Illnesses at school (pdf 96 KB)... Read more

Festival Of The Imagination

Don't forget to add the 2017 Festival of the Imagination to your family's calendar. The Festival is on Saturday 26th August here at the school. See the link via our website for more information.... 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

Whooping Cough Alert

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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

Snapchat! update....

Safety Alert-click here Serious safety concerns have been raised about Snapchat's latest update which can reveal a user's exact location on a map. Snapchat is one of the top five social media platforms used by children and young people. The feature known as Snap Map is part of the latest update and shares a user's exact location on a map, the time of day they were there and their speed of travel.... Read more

Camp Australia

Outside School Hours Care We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside school hours care program. To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register please Click Here... Read more

NEW!!! Digital Newsletter

The Ocean Outlook will be going digital As of Term 3, 2017, The Ocean Outlook will not be distributed in hardcopy in classrooms. Instead it will be available through the following: School Website: as above Email: Send an email to the school's account (as above) requesting to be added to the newsletter distribution list Schoolstream: Go to the App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play (Android), search for School Stream and download the app to your phone. Once the app is installed, type Ocean Shores Public School into search. We are looking... Read more

Far North Coast Dance Festival

Good luck to our students participating in the FNC Dance Festival on Wednesday and thanks to our staff for all the organisation and time!... 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

Reading Tips

"THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children," stressed Becoming a Nation of Readers, a 1985 report by the Commission on Reading. Reading Aloud (pdf 183 KB)... 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

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