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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

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Information evening for Subject Selection - 20th July

A subject selection information evening will be held this Thursday, the 20th of July. Times and schedule as published in the images below. Subject selection information booklets are available under Curriculum and Activities / Subject Selection.... Read more

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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

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Bring Your Own Device information night

In 2017 Mount View High School will launch its BYOD program. We will be holding an information evening to allow parents and students to gain an understanding of the BYOD policy that will be implemented at MVHS. Of note I would like to make clear that it will NOT be compulsory for students to have a laptop at Mount View High School in 2017. Secondly I would also like to clarify that although a number of devices have previously been presented on our Facebook page, these represent a sample of the types of devices that will meet device... 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

Year 9 Elective Lines 2017

Stage 5, Year 9 and 10 Elective lines for 2017

Published below are the Year 9 and 10 lines that will be implemented for 2017. Year 9 students have been issued their 2017 Year 10 elective subject success and will be in a position to adjust or choose a subject on a line that they missed next week. Year 8 students will be handled in a similar manner over school weeks 5 and 6. The line structures presented gives the greatest opportunity for the majority of our students to study the subjects that they have chosen.... Read more

Year 11 Lines 2017

Year 11 lines 2017

MVHS executive have spent a significant amount of time in developing the Year 11 Lines for 2017. The subjects have been developed so that the majority of students are able to study the majority of subjects that they indicated in their preference selection. Courses with low student interest were removed. Students have just over one week to consider the lines and which combination of subjects that they will select. Year 10 students will be interviewed in Week 3 to select from the lines and determine final subject offerings for 2017.... Read more

2016 bell, assembly, student group meeting times

2016 Bell Times

The start of the school day at Mount View High School has been moved by 5 minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. This will have minimal impact on students. There are NO changes to class teaching times, end of day or bus drop of / pick ups. This minor adjustment ensures that the hours of teaching at Mount View continue to meet departmental guidelines.... 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

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

Year 11 Subject Lines 2016

Year 11 Subject Lines 2016

Students will have interviews on Monday the 3rd of August to look at their preference selections and see how they fit with the line structure that is published. Career pathways will also be explored along with student interest and capability. Some subjects that are included in this line structure may be at risk and removed based on student selection and subsequent viability.... Read more

Showcase

Showcase is the 2015 production which showcases the spectacular talents of the students of Mount View High School. Two evening performances Monday 20th July & Tuesday 21st July 2015 starting at 6.30pm in the school hall. Tickets on sale from Monday 22nd June from the front office. Adult $20, student $15.... Read more

MVHS Facebook Page

Mount View High School has made the move to use an official school Facebook site as an additional communication tool with the Cessnock learning community. Like us by searching for Mount.View.High.School.Cessnock include the full stops in your search. The page is linked and promoted by the Mount View High School Agricultural page.... Read more

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