Year 12 Farewell Assembly

Year 12 Final Assembly and End of term Achievement Awards will commence at 10.30am this Thursday 21 September 2017. Join us to celebrate our students achievements.... 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



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


BHS Italian Night

Bourke High School is hosting an Italian night on 4 August 2017 at 6.30... Read more


Bourke High School Year 11 Hospitality cater at ICPA NSW State Conference in Bourke

Bourke High School Year 11 Hospitality students provided catering on Day 2 of the ICPA NSW State Conference held in Bourke 29 & 30 March 2017. The students supported by their teacher Ms Ibbotson served Morning and Afternoon Tea to the conference participants as well as taking the opportunity to showcase their talents to Mr Geoff Pellizzer, Executive Director Public Schools NSW who was attending the conference.... Read more


Bourke High School #Bullying No Way

Bourke High School staff and students say #Bullying No Way 2017. Students designed #Instagram quotes to combat Bullying No Way.... 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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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

Bourke High School Students Return to School Dates

Students attending Bourke High School in 2017 will be required to return to school as outlined below Monday 6 February 2017 - Year 7, Year 11 and Year 12 Tuesday 7 February 2017 - Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 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 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

B Town Warriors

Congratulations to the B Town Warriors who have been played on FM radio stations nationally. The latest can be heard on Podcast at , and website... Read more

Focus on Independent Reading

During Semester Two, we will be running an independent reading program for all students in the morning roll marking session. As a part of this program, students will be borrowing a book from the library, or bringing a novel of their own choosing from home. A key aspect of the independent reading program is the ability for students to choose what they want to read. Students are taught reading strategies in short, 5 minute ‘reading conferences' with teachers. This also gives them a chance to talk about what they enjoy, and engage them actively... Read more

Technology Mandatory Assessment Schedules Year 7 to 10

Year 7 & 8 (docx 68 KB) Year 9 & 10 (docx 68 KB)... Read more

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