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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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Local businesses donate to school

Scott Jenkins from Pursehouse Rural and Simon Roxborough from Agracom donated (on behalf of the organisations) a cheque for $1,500.00 to the Quirindi High School to assist with school resourcing. The donation forms part of some $80,000 the businesses have donated to schools across the Liverpool Plains region in the past 17 years. Also pictured from left: Quirindi High School Sports Captains William Roxborough and Dayna Porter and Quirindi High School Vice Captains, Ben Hope and Lucy Crane, pictured at Friday's Awards Assembly. "On behalf of... Read more

Quirindi High School State Touch team 2017 boys


Quirindi High School Boys Touch Football team competed recently at the State Finals in Sydney. Including: Front row: Casey Clarke, Lachlan Bradfield, Angus Nicholls, Riley Medway. Back Row: Chase Clarke, Brodie Nankivell, Jack Avard, Hudson Shaw, Sam Palmer, Tyrone Johnson, Bayley McCrae with Teacher and Coach, Wayne Harris. While the team the team unluckily missed out on a place in the top four, Coach Harris said the team applied themselves well. "The boys are to be commended for the time and effort they have invested in developing their... Read more

Quirindi High School Study Centre

The Quirindi High School Study Centre is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the QHS Library. The Study Centre is open to all QHS students. Staff supervise the study centre each afternoon and are there to help students with their work. Students can study, research, complete assignments, assessment tasks or homework. They can use the facilities available in the Library to get the most out of their learning - computers, printers, smartboard, resources etc. Afternoon tea is provided for all students who... Read more

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QHS Podcast on the air

Prime 7 has recognised the next generation of young journalists. View the video at: Prime7NewsNorthWest/videos/ Listen to podcasts at Read more

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QHS Study Centre

Quirindi High School offers an After School Study Centre for all QHS students. The Study Centre provides students with a supervised facility where they can complete their classwork, homework, research and assignments. The QHS Study Centre operates from the QHS Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Students are provided with a light refreshment during this time. The Study Centre is supervised by experienced teachers who can assist students with their homework and school assignments. The Study Centre is especially beneficial to... Read more

2017 SRC

Community Spirirt on show at QHS

Community Spirit on show at Quirindi High School On Friday 3rd March 2017 the Quirindi High School Student Representative Council (QHS SRC) held a Gold Coin Donation Mufti Day and BBQ lunch. The QHS SRC held this day to raise money in support of the Sir Ivan Fire Appeal. QHS students were asked to provide a gold coin donation for coming to school out of uniform and at lunch time the SRC cooked a BBQ, offering delicious sausage sandwiches and icy cold soft drinks for sale. The SRC would also like to thank the QHS Canteen for their generous... 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

QHS Student Created Podcasts

The QHS Journalism Club has created their first podcast. It features news items, music and feature stories from the QHS Newsletter. Click the link below to listen to this great new initiative at QHS. QHS Student Created Podcast... Read more

QHS 2017 Term 1 Canteen Menu

2017 QHS Canteen Menu (pdf 404 KB) This menu can also be found in the above tab "Our School".... Read more

Great New Initiative Starting at QHS in Week 4 this term - Quirindi High School Study Centre

QHS Study Centre Supporting Student Learning Beyond the Classroom Opens Tuesday 14 February 2017 Quirindi High School will be offering an After School Study Centre for all QHS students. The Study Centre will offer students a supervised facility where they can complete their classwork, homework, research and assignments. The QHS Study Centre will operate from the QHS Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm Students will be provided with a light refreshment during this time. The Study Centre will be supervised by experienced teachers... Read more

School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) Applications for 2017

The following links have been provided to update or apply for Bus passes for 2017. The link to update student details is: After 31 December 2016 students must apply for a new pass at: 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

Make online payments

It is now possible for parents to make online payments to the school for amounts owing for students, via a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. 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... 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

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