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Education Day and Book Week Activities

This year Education Day and Book Week will be celebrated on Monday 27 July. We hope you will be able to join us for a fun-filled day. There will be Open Classrooms, Book Character Parades, a Family Book Picnic, the Annual Book... Read more

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Westmead PS in the news!

What really works in lifting kids' academic performance March 14, 2015 Alexandra Smith. Schools that focus on getting the basics right produce pupils with higher academic performance, a new NSW study has found. Westmead... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when... Read more

How to get your child reading this summer!

Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing... Read more

When older kids struggle with reading

When older kids struggle to read and write, the issue can become fraught for the whole family. Parents can lose their patience and blame the child or themselves and the child loses their confidence and begins shying away from... Read more

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