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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

Easter Happenings 2018

2018 Easter Festivities will take place on Thursday 29th March. Students should wear non-uniform on the day. Bring your Easter hats, eggsibition entries, wooden eggs for rolling! 10.45am morning tea - free cuppa. Optional hot cross bun for $1. Eggsibition open 11.15am Hat parade 11.45am Great Maraylya Eggroll Bring your 5c pieces to vote in the 'People's Choice Award' - proceeds to Denilsen. 12.20pm Easter raffles drawn 12.30pm Lunch Hope to see you there!... 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: Read more

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Thanks Extreme Marquees!

Thanks to Extreme Marquees for awarding our school with a free marquee for our school. Thanks also to Kim W, our P&C Vice President for nominating Maraylya PS for this great addition to our sun safe commitment for our students. Roll on Summer - we'll be protected now !... Read more

Handball Champ 2017

Handball Champ 2017

Congratulations to Jack as the winner of the annual handball competition at Maraylya. He made it through some tough competition to take this year's title.... Read more

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Silver Award recipients for 2017

Congratulations to our Silver Award recipients for 2017! We are proud of your consistent effort in the classroom and your determination to be great citizens at Maraylya PS.... Read more


Cool Kids Kindy Concert

Kindy students have been attending music this year, through Cool Kids. They presented some songs for an audience in the last week of school. They are budding musicians in the making! Congratulations!... 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

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Concert 2017

Our Concert theme this year was "Tell Me a Story." Each class performed 2 dance/ drama items based on a classic or popular children's story. Matilda, the little girl from Roald Dahl's story "Matlida' took us on a journey as she wandered in and out of books and met various famous characters. Our line up included; Kindy - Little Red Riding Hood Kindy - Madeline Year 1 - The Rainbow Snake Year 1 - Where the Wild Things Are 2/3 - Peter Pan 2/3 - Kung Fu Panda 3/4 - Where's Wally? 3/4 - Harry Potter 5/6 - Charlie and the Chocolate... Read more

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Dance News 2017

Maraylya PS continues to be a centre of excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts. Our Junior and Senior dance groups have performed at many prestigious events this year, including the Hawkesbury Show, The Hills Orange Blossom Festival, Riverview Shopping Centre to celebrate Education Week and finally in the bi-annual Hawkesbury Dance Festival. Congratulations to our groups - your enthusiasm, confidence and team-spirit certainly shine on stage.... 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


Kindy Chicken Farmers

As part of our Science unit "Growing and Changing," Kindy watched 7 chickens hatch in the incubator. They then cared for the chicks for a fortnight, observing changes and helping them grow stronger by ensuring they had food, water and warmth.... 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


Dancing and Art displays at the Hawkesbury Show

On Friday 5th May, 60 students from Maraylya PS performed on the Gazette stage at the Hawkesbury Show. The 3 groups - Kindy, Junior and Senior dance groups all performed extremely well to a wonderful crowd. Many of our dancers were first time performers in the school dance groups. The students practised working together as a group to create amazing dances. We were successful in our art and craft displays. Students received prizes in cake decorating, pony events, craft, art and animals! The entries submitted in the school art category looked... Read more

Drumming group at workshop

Drumming Workshop

Our drumming group enjoyed a workshop day at Hawkesbury High School. We learnt lots about rhythm, timing, fundamentals, improvisation and much more. Our confidence increased throughout the day, and students walked away with smiles, sore hands and most importantly, new skills.... Read more

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Vegelantes - off and weeding!

Our "Vegelantes' are once again taking the environment into their own hands by weeding and mulching the school. They will soon plant their winter crops and we look forward to what grows from this.... Read more

Mrs B Assembly

Farewell to Mrs B

We said farewell to Mrs B last term after 17 years at Maraylya. Students were keen to share their fond memories of Mrs B during our special assembly. She received her service medal, 30 years of teaching certificate and a book made by each child in the school. We also sang her a special song, reworded just for her.... Read more

Congratulations to our Silver Award recipients

Silver Morning Tea 2016

Congratulations to our first Silver Award recipients! These students enjoyed a special morning tea with their families to celebrate their achievement. Well done!... 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

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