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After The Audit…..

Staff from Barnier PS and Quakers Hill PS came together to dive into workshops that focussed around the new English syllabus.  From our whole school audits, our focus areas were; * Grammar * Program Builder * Exploring Composing Texts * Scope and Sequences * Digital and Multimodal Texts * Spelling * Program Differentiation * Organisation [...]

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Sharing Apps – ‘appy time for all!

Today 20 groups from various schools and sectors in DEC got together to share the apps that they use in their schools. Staff came from Western Sydney, South West Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Richmond and North Western Sydney (old regions we know but it gives you an idea of the mix). Staff expertise was also [...]

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Programming With The New English Syllabus

Week 4 of this term saw all teachers stand down to program a mini unit using the new English syllabus.  Staff were asked to consider the Accelerated Literacy sequence, objectives, outcome codes, content, multimodal text, learning across the curriculum content, QTF and assessment (for, as and of learning).  Teachers worked in pairs or in small [...]

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QHPS – Where Are We Now?

Since opening our technology room late last term, we have had some interesting things happening across the whole school.  For example:   Usage Of The Hub Term 1, 2013 – 1 class had visited the existing computer lab throughout this whole term Term 3, 2013 – 8 classes had visited the new technology room (that [...]

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ATSI program

Hi everyone,   At Quakers Hill PS we are using the Connected Classroom to link with local primary and high schools to share ideas about ATSI education. Currently our school is working with Oxley Park PS, we meet every 5 weeks and the students get a chance to share experiences.  We are also communicating with [...]

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App Dating

APP DATING Something we are looking forward to in Term 3 – feel free to come along…………… What is app dating? Two members from your school attend this session.  One person stays at their designated table and shows an app that they love using in their current school setting. The other member from your school [...]

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The Hub Is Open

June 18th saw the official opening of our room.  A huge thanks to Cathie Howe and Michael Stevenson for attending and making this day super special. Timetables are up and stage teams are booking in to visit the room – AP’s and grade coordinators will give teams time to investigate and play with the resources [...]

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Shared Executive Day

Quakers Hill Public School and Barnier Public School held a shared executive day.  This day was a time to share visions, ideas and future directions.  Our major upcoming projects across the schools will include: * assessing and reporting with the new curriculum * English syllabus workshops led by staff across both schools * sharing our [...]

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Virtual Connected Communities

Hi my name is Daniel McMahon and at Quakers Hill Public School I coordinated the used of the Connected Classroom and led workshops to give all teachers the skills to embed this interactive resource into their teaching and learning programs. We participated in virtual excursions, district debates and the Climate Clever Program. From here, I [...]

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Learning Time at QHPS

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