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Hard Knock Life

2/3 Grevillea Hard Knock Life

Students from year 2/3 Grevillea have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks with Mr Hodgetts. Year 2/3 Grevillea holding a stance for their performance "Hard Knock Life." The performance was held at the week 8 assembly which was thoroughly enjoyed by students, parents and staff. The video has been shared on the WCS Facebook page to Southern Arts NSW Department of Education Performing Arts.... Read more

Mrs Hawkes and Mrs Hamilton

Recognition for Life Membership of Nevertire Warren Teachers Federation

Mrs Hawkes has had a longstanding involvement in education and also with the teachers federation for Nevertire and Warren since 1978. On Friday 22 June, Mrs Hamilton presented Mrs Hawkes with a badge for recognition of life membership with the teachers federation. Congratulations Mrs Hawkes.... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

School Captains - Leadership Day

A Day in Sydney for Our Captains

Student leaders with the Governor of New South Wales His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley. Our school Captains, Emma Bermingham and Hamish Callander, travelled to Sydney yesterday to visit Parliament House and Government House, meeting with Governor of New South Wales His Excellency David Hurley and had a fantastic day. Unfortunately, His Excellency preferred to not take individual photos with students, however, our captains engaged in a robust discussion with him around lowering the voting age, the republic issue and problems... Read more

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Paddy Barnett singing

Paddy Ends His Trip to Sydney on a High Note

What a fantastic experience! I was selected to travel to Sydney with the Moorambilla Choir and Director Michelle Leonard. We stayed at Royal Far West across the from the beach at Manly. Every morning we went over to the beach and sat on the wall. We also practised singing at the University Hall, which was a least 200 years old. The song we sang at the ICC in Sydney was about the Brewarrina Fish Traps, the oldest structure built by man. We were lucky enough to be performing at TEDx in front of an audience of about eight thousand. We were given... Read more

Boys Team

Squash

John Maligaya, Jack Taylor, Hamish Callander and Braith Boyd. On 25 May Warren Central School squash team Jack, Hamish, John and Braith who were victorious against Dunedoo Central, Forbes High and Canowindra High. The team will play Kirrawee High in the state rounds. That makes the squash team Western Region Champions for the second year running! Well done boys.... Read more

Bus for WCS students

Bus for Students

School Administrative Manager Ms Roz Hunt, Chairperson of the Warren Macquarie Local Aboriginal Land Council Mr George Riley, Principal Mr Duncan Lovelock and P&C President Mrs Ros Jackson. Warren Central School was more than fortunate recently when the Warren Macquarie Local Aboriginal Lands Council (WMLALC) made a huge donation of their Ford Transit 12 seater bus to the school. This will enable the school to take small groups on excursions and sporting trips with a teacher at the helm. The WMLALC decided Warren Central School was a worthy... Read more

Mrs Evans, Mr Leman and Primary students

Dubbo Eisteddfod

On 31 May 35 students, making up two choirs from Warren Central School, competed in the 2018 Dubbo Eisteddfod directed by Mrs Frances Evans and accompanied by Mr Phil Leman and Ms Lyndal Elder. The competition was hot with over seven other choirs competing. Warren Central School Year 5-6 Eucalypt was awarded a Highly Commended following their outstanding performance of Waltzing Matilda and 'Siyahumba'. The Year 3-6 Vocal Ensemble performed 'The Last Anzac' and 'Lean on Me' with great commitment and energy. The adjudicator was very... Read more

Primary students speak out

Narromine Public Speaking Competition

Four students participated in this competition on Tuesday 22 May at Narromine Council Chambers. All students spoke extremely well, putting their arguments forward in an entertaining and explicit manner. The students were Hayley Hall, Lily Stacey, Lilly Higgins, Richard Glover, congratulations to these students.... Read more

Jorja Sinclair

Speak OUT

Jorja Sinclair, Year 7, travelled to Narromine on 22 May to participate in the CWA Far Western Group Public Speaking contest. Jorja was one of ten others in her category who spoke on a variety of topics before an audience of their peers, adjudicators and parents. Jorja received a highly commended certificate for her speech on 'SPEAKING UP'. She chose to speak about bullying, a topic that touches on all teenagers' lives but especially in this age of social media. Jorja said "It was a very good experience". 'It really boosts your... Read more

Mason Champion Warren Show

Mason Wilson - Winner

Mason Wilson won the Easter colouring competition at Warren earlier this year. Mason's colouring went to state competition and he was announced the state winner for the Easter colouring competition. Mrs Merryn Quigley had great joy announcing Mason Wilson the winner at the K-6 assembly. The competition is open to all NSW school students of both private and public schools. Mason received a $50 store credit at Grinrod's Newsagency, a Faber-Castell 80 Connector pen gift case and a colour wheel valued at $37.95. The nominated school of the state... Read more

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Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

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Mrs Taylor, Mrs Hawkes and Miss Fuller

20 40 20 Years of Service at Department of Education

Mrs Robyn Taylor, Mrs June Hawkes and Miss Allison Fuller The Education Department of Education presents certificates for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to staff members in NSW public schools. Mr Lovelock presented certificates to Mrs Taylor 20 years, Mrs Hawkes 40 years, Miss Fuller 20 years. They were congratulated for their commitment to teaching and for the years of service they have given to WCS.... Read more

SRC elected for 2018

Student Representative Council

Congratulations to the secondary students who have been elected for the SRC this year. Included in the photo are primary prefects and captains. Photo above: Mrs Lovelock, Hamish Callander, Taylah Reid, Jack Taylor, Finn Nielsen, Stephanie Squire, Savannah Nielsen, Emma Bermingham, Jorja Sinclair, Leila Gough, Chelsey Hewett, Sophie Hopkin, Logan Hewett, Elly Hansen, Kaitlyn Cosgrove, Richard Glover, Lilly Higgins, Zoey Daley, Gracie Leonard, Shamika Kentwell, Taylah Rolfe-Coppin and Ruby Smith. Executive Committee: Courtney Graham, Sunny... Read more

Girls Age Champions

Swimming Champions

Secondary Age Champions 12/13 years Secondary Courtney Marks 12/13 years Secondary Braith Boyd 14/15 years Secondary Charlotte Scotson 14/15 years Secondary Jack Storer 16+ years Secondary Brittany Marks 16+ years Secondary Hamish Callander Primary Age Champions Junior Primary Bindi Kilgour Junior Primary Noah Scotson 11 years Bella Gough 11 years Coby Hall Senior Primary Ruby Smith Senior Primary Malaki Nelson... Read more

Bella Gough

Records broken at the Swimming Carnival

Congratulations are extended to these students: Bella Gough, Braith Boyd, Brittany Marks, Charlotte Scotson and Courtney Marks. Absent from the photos Charlotte Scotson and Courtney Marks. Results are in the Issue 1 Jumbunna.... Read more

Mrs Judy Ridley has retired from WCS

Mrs Ridley is retireing, after 34 years at WCS

The first day of term 1 was 'officially' Mrs Judy Ridley's last day of employment at Warren Central School. Mrs Ridley's association with the school has been a long one. She first came to the school as a student and hasn't really left. Her involvement continued as a parent when Nigel and Brooke attended the school since 1984 as a school assistant mainly in the school library since 1988. Judy has put her heart and soul into Warren Central School nurturing, supporting and encouraging both students and staff alike. The saying, 'actions speak... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more