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Emma Bermingham

Emma Bermingham Victor Chang Award Recipient

Emma Bermingham stood as a proud representative of Warren Central School at Dubbo College Senior Campus as one of the recipients of the Victor Chang Awards on 22 November 2017. The reward recognises excellence in Science and achievements by a Year 11 student. The celebration highlighted the partnership between the NSW Department of Education and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Emma was nominated by her teachers as a diligent and respectful student with an aspiring career in a Science related field. Emma anticipates a career in the... Read more

Ball Game

150 Years Sports Day

Sports day held on Friday 17 November for the students celebrating 150 Years of Public Education at WCS. Secondary: Played netball with mixed teams from the community, students and teachers. Primary: Played games, tunnel ball, hopscotch, skipping and shooting the ball. Lunch was provided with a hotdog, a can of soft drink and ice cream with topping. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. Many thanks to the 150 Years committee for organising a wonderful day at WCS.... Read more

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Team to play Gobondery/NARRAF

Gobondery/NARRAF Tennis

Gobondery/NARRAF Tennis gala day was on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Congratulations to Lily Higgins, Eliza Hansen, Zephyr Nielsen, Coby Hall, Tiffany Brown, Matilda Hansen, Harrison Leach and Jack Reid who were selected for the teams. We would like to acknowledge and give a huge thank you to Mrs Higgins for volunteering her time to train these students. Thank you to Jo Lincoln for taking photos on the day.... Read more

Boys enjoying fruito for orientation day

Kindergarten Orientation Day

Kindergarten Orientation Program at Warren Central School are Friday 20 October 9.30am-12.30pm Friday 27 October 9.30am-12.30pm Friday 3 November 9.00am-2.50pm Children must have enrolment forms completed and handed in to the office at Warren Central School to attend these sessions.... Read more

Agri-Robotics Day

Agri-Robotics Day

Robotics has been an integral part of the advances in technology that has made significant impact in medicine engineering and agriculture with huge advantages over performing tasks manually. On 19 October, 14 students from Year 8,9 and 10 participated in the Agri-Robotics day organised by the University of Sydney. This event was significant for the students as they used computer programming and coding for the first time to instruct the robot to perform simple tasks. The University of Sydney program was being made into a documentary by ABC... Read more

Mrs Westgarth

A Day Made Better Teachers Award

A Day Made Better rewards, recognises exceptional primary and secondary school teachers across the country. Message from ex WCS student Olivia Hamblin Mrs Westgarth is easily the most hard working teacher I have ever had the privilege of knowing . I was lucky enough to have her for Kindergarten, year 5 & 6 and to this day I know her passion for educating and challenging students had an incredible impact on my life. She worked tirelessly to ensure her students were continually supported in their strengths as well as... Read more

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Assembly Friday 27 October 2017

150 Years Celebration Assembly

150 Year Celebration Assembly held on Friday 27 October 2017. The beginning of the 150 Year celebrations began with visitors and special guests ex principal Mr David Maher 1964-1966. Secondary Students performed with the WCS War Cry 1965. Cutting of the cake from the oldest WCS member of the community Mrs Norma Dowton, the eldest WCS student Jack Taylor and the youngest student Bonnie Couley. A finale with primary students dancing to 'Better When I'm Dancing'. Afternoon tea was provided at the Hospitality Training Centre Bistro, followed by... 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

Ticket Sales

Tickets close Monday 16 October for the 150 Year dinner

Ticket sales for the 150 Years Celebration Dinner are now closed.... Read more

Good luck with Year 12 Exams

Year 12 HSC Exams

HSC Exams begin today. Remember to look after yourselves. Be confident, stay strong. Take the time to eat well, sleep, study and exercise. Check the timetable and arrive early for your exam. We wish Year 12 Warren Central School students all the best with their HSC Exams.... Read more

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Claudia Clarke

Final Days at School for Year 12

Year 12 have their final days at Warren Central School this week. Monday 18 September is their Year 12 formal at the RSL beginning at 6pm. The final assembly for Year 12 will be on Wednesday 20 September at 10.10am in the J.B.Renshaw Auditorium at school. The group of students have been characterised by the closeness and willingness to support each other throughout the year. They should be all proud of the contribution they have made to the school and community. We are all supporting our Year 12 well in their HSC exams and wish them every... Read more

School Captains for 2018

2018 School Captains and Vice Captains

On Tuesday 5 September four students gave their speeches and gave reasons why they would make a great leader. Students and staff were given ballot papers after the speeches, then votes were counted. After lunch Mr O'Connor announced the Captains and Vice Captains for 2018 who were Emma Bermingham, Hamish Callander. Vice Captains Savannah Nielson and Jack Taylor. Congratulations to these students.... Read more

NDIS logo

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

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Book Week dress up

Book Week Parade

Book Week parade was held on 17 August and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the students. There were some fantastic costumes and big smiling faces all day on Thursday. Congratulations to all the competition winners. There were some wonderful prizes. Thank you to Mrs Whittaker and Mrs Maclean for all their hard work leading up to this exciting event. Thank you to everyone who also supported the book fair.... Read more

Senior Team playing netball on the indoor courts

Ridley/Trudgett Netball

The Ridley/Trudgett Netball Gala Day was held at Victoria Oval on Thursday 10 August. We were fortunate enough to have 3 teams into the gala day this year. The 5/6 division 1 team played brilliantly all day, winning about half of their games. The 5/6 division 2 team were runners up, coming in close with a count back. It was a wonderful to see students on the team who have never played netball before play absolutely wonderful. The 3/4 team were undefeated and won their division. Congratulations to all these students who displayed sportsmanship... Read more

Year 7 to 10 WCS Students at Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran Siding Springs Observatory Visit

As part of the national Science Week, Cuberider in association with Australian National University (ANU) hosted a free one day event at Siding Springs Observatory in Coonabarabran on 17 August for students in years 7-10. Warren Central School students were quick to take this opportunity to be part of an exciting and collaborative "one of its kind: excursion, promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with other schools from around the region.... Read more

Book Fair -  Books for sale in the Library

Book Week

The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere. The students are excited because this Thursday is the Book week Assembly. Costumes to organise and lots of prizes to be won with the colouring, bookmark and model competitions. Mrs Whittaker and Mrs Maclean are pleased to see the array of books on sale. We hope to see lots of sales this week to support the Warren Central School Library. Come along Thursday from 1.30pm to the Book Week Assembly. We look forward to seeing everyone at this exciting event.... Read more

Accommodation for 150 Years Celebration of Public Education

Weekend for the 150 Years Celebration for Public Education. A reminder about accommodation needs to be booked as soon as possible for the weekend of Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October. If you are travelling to Warren, please book.... 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

Mrs Cherie Hansen

New Instructional Leader

Welcome to Mrs Cherie Hansen, Mr Garry Hansen and their two daughters Matilda and Eliza. Mrs Cherie Hansen has started at Warren Central School this term as the new Instructional Leader. Cherie will play a key role in building staff skills and knowledge in teaching and assessing literacy and numeracy across both the primary and secondary years.... Read more

Holly Higgins with sunglasses on

Life Education

Life Education was held on Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August. Students loved seeing Healthy Harold and will now continue their learning in class with their workbooks.... Read more

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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

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Choir with Mr Leman

K - 12 Assembly on Wednesday 29 June

Entertainment at the Assembly with the Choir and Mr Leman. Primary Students with their Assistant Principals and Principal Awards. Secondary Students with their Rainbow Reward for Term 2. Students received a water bottle for reaching Rainbow level in Term 2. There were certificates for students receiving an Assistant Principals and/or Principals Award. Well done to all students for being Respectful, Responsible Learners at Warren Central School.... Read more

Reighan Peckham playing League for Murdi Paaki

Captain for League at the National Affiliated State Under 16's Championship at Adelaide

Congratulations to Reighan Peckham who was Captain for the Murdi Paaki League team. They played in Adelaide from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June. Well done Reighan. What a fantastic achievement.... Read more

Western Table Tennis Champions

Congratulations to Jack Taylor, John Maligaya, Matt Marks and Daniel Stanley who won the Western Table Tennis KO competition on Friday. The boys will now play in the State final in Homebush.... Read more

Winners in the colouring in competition

Warren Show Colouring Competition

Winners for the Warren Show Colouring in competition for 2017. Kinder: 1st Lucy Gibson and 3rd Abigail Mauger Year 1/2: 2nd Kara Siatta Year 3/4: 1st Mason Wilson, 2nd Bella Gough and 3rd Makyla Shepherd Year 5/6: 1st Hunter Leach, 2nd Gracie Leonard and 3rd Thomas Graham. Photo: Tom Graham, Gracie Leonard, Hunter Leach, Bella Gough, Mason Wilson, Lucy Gibson and Makyla Shepherd.... Read more

NAIDOC 2017 Flyer


Warren Community NAIDOC Clebrations "Back to the Beemunnel" on today 5 June. These celebrations will take place at the Beemunnel Reserve, Warren. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and information sessions centred around traditional Aboriginal history and culture including art, language, food, weaving, artefacts and dance.... Read more

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Meeting Sunrise host Mark Beretta

Claudia and Katie's Big Day Out

Secondary Captain Claudia Clark and Vice Captain Katie Brown, were invited to attend the 2017 Secondary School Student Leadership Program, which was held at Parliament House and Government House. Before going to the program they met Sunrise tv presenters Mark Beretta and Natalie Barr.... Read more

Save the Date

A Committee has been formed to organise the celebrations for 150 years of Public Education. the plan is to celebrate over the weekend Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017.... Read more

WSC Squash Team

Western Region Champions

The Warren Central School squash team were victorious over Dunedoo (12-1), Cowra (12-0) and Parkes (9-6). Congratulations to Hamish, Jack, Daniel and Matt who will now compete at state level.... Read more

Relieving Principal Appointed

Mr Bryce O'Connor has been appointed as the relieving Principal of Warren Central School from 29 May 2017 to the end of the school year. Mr O'Connor will be replacing Mr Lovelock while Mr Lovelock fills a regional Department of Education position - Principal Leader Schools Deployment - LMBR, which is the new financial and student administration being implemented into all public schools in NSW. Mr Lovelock will return next year as Principal for Warren Central School 2018.... Read more


Naplan begins tomorrow 9 to 11 May students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Please ensure your children arrive at school on time each day.... Read more

Relay team Matt, Hamish, Brittany & Ally won gold

Gold at State Championships Swimming

The Relay Team won gold at the NSWCHS Swimming Championships. The state carnival was held over three days at the end of Term 1. This is a fantastic achievement for Hamish Callander, Matthew Marks, Brittany Marks and Ally Bermingham. WCS are very proud of these students and their achievements.... Read more

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Youth Week and Rainbow Day

This week we are celebrating Youth Week and Rainbow Day for all of the students who received a Rainbow Band for Term 1. To celebrate Youth Week WSC students have been actively involved in the planning and co- ordination and implementation of the activities. 3 April - Colour Powder/Water Fight and Capture The Flag Game. 4 April - Rainbow Band Day Rewards. Activities for Primary are craft activities and a movie. High School are having a Pyjama Day, BBQ Lunch and a movie. 5 April - SRC Induction and Assembly 6 April - ANZAC Assembly 7 April -... Read more

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SRC 2017

Congratulations to all SRC members for 2017. This Term we have been having meetings each Wednesday to organise Youth Week on 3 - 7 April. There is an amazing interest from the students to actively engage with leadership. It is encouraging to see the students with enthusiasm to help organise school activities and fundraising. Youth Week (docx 149 KB)... Read more

Police Youth Liaison Officer (PYLO) Visit

Last week the Police Youth Liaison Officer Senior Constable Craig Skein visited WSC with Nick from Headspace to discuss issues at school and safety with the internet and road rules. Primary students were spoken to about the safety of bikes on the road and safety, regarding helmets, crossings and using paths. High School students were given important information about cyber bullying and mobile phones. Cyber safety and using your images safe. Craig also discussed unsafe partying practice and being responsible road users. Nick from Headspace... Read more

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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

Mark Scott photo

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