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Open Day

NBSC Manly Campus Open Day Thursday 22 February / 9:30 -11:30am Meet the Principal and teachers Tours of the school Observe classroom activities, displays and student performances All welcome... Read more

Alumni Event

Saturday 24 February, 2-5pm NBSC Manly Campus will open its doors to our alumni community next Saturday 24 February between 2 and 5pm. Join us for a trip down memory lane to catch up with friends and faculty members. Activities on the day include school tours, photo booth, band performances and memorabilia. Pines magazines will be available to review and purchase. Please RSVP via the Manly Alumni website www.manlyalumni.com to assist with catering.... Read more

Application for Years 8-11

Students seeking enrolment into Years 8-11 are coordinated through the school, but they must also sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), Higher Ability Selection Test. This test is generally conducted at the school on a Saturday in August. Outcome advice is sent to applicants on September/October. For more information go to the enrolment section under the Our School tab on this website. https://edit.pws.det.nsw.edu.au/web/northern-beaches-secondary-college-manly-campus/our-school/enrolement-at-our-school Applications... Read more

Application for Year 7

Students seeking enrolment into Year 7 at NBSC Manly Campus must sit for the Selective Schools Test. Placements are offered by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, High Performance Unit based on results. For more information go to the Enrolment section on the Our School tab of this website. https://edit.pws.det.nsw.edu.au/web/northern-beaches-secondary-college-manly-campus-staging/our-school/enrolement-at-our-school Application for entry into Year 7 2020 open on the 9 October and close on the 12 November. Application is done... 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

Swimming Carnival

The Swimming canival is on Friday 9 February See details attached for more details (pdf 38 KB)... Read more

2018 Parent Information Evenings

Parent Information Evenings are held in the school hall at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing all students accompanied by a family member at this very important event. Year 7 Thursday 8 February Year 8 Wednesday 7 February Year 9 Tuesday 20 February Year 10 Monday 12 February Year 11 Thursday 15 February... 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

Year 8 Book

Congratulations to team Chevaz from Year 8 Their book Stepping Through Time has been shortlisted in the best book category to receive an award in the Write a Book in a Day competition. Copy attached here (pdf 431 KB)... 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

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

ABW participant

Australian Business Week

In the latter part of term 4 Year 10 students were involved in either ABW or Work Experience. Thirty-five students choose to participate in the week long ABW program, which was run at Freshwater Campus. Our students worked in teams combining with students from Cromer, Balgowlah and Mackellar Campuses. The teams formed themselves into a company which ran a Consumer Electronics store selling computers, flat screen televisions and accessories. Team members took on rolls such as CEO, managers of finance, human resources, marketing and IT.... Read more

Staff and community award recipients

Staff & community appreciation awards

Eight members of our staff and parent community were presented with Northern Beaches Secondary College Staff and Community Appreciation Awards by the Hon. Mike Baird MP, Member for Manly and Premier of NSW in a ceremony held in the NSBC Theatre. Our community representatives honoured were Mr David and Mrs Linda Nord. David has been very active in the P&C and most renowned for his significant contributions to the P&C Environment Team in the beautification of our grounds and upgrades to outdoor facilities. Linda has been a long term volunteer in... Read more



The annual MLTA Linguafest Film screening has become a progressively bigger event and in its tenth year the finalists saw their films on the massive screen at Events Cinemas at George Street. A very exciting event for all involved!! Manly Selective Campus sent in 2 Japanese short films for the competition and we were excited to have both selected as finalists! "How to Oni" by Emma Blackwell and Kena Mallender (Year 10) and "My New Dream" by Zach Eggleton, Victoria Kristensen, Ashleigh Roberts and Ella Spencer (Year 9) were both selected in a... Read more

Stephanie Woerde, Churchill Fellowship recipient

Churchill Fellowship recipient

Hearty congratulations to past student Stephanie Woerde who has been awarded The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to inspire best practice in the design/implementation of Language Nest-style programs in Australia - New Zealand, USA, Canada. The aim of the Trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of... Read more

Ice skaters

Ice skating champion

Congratulations to Dorisa Naserian (Year 9) who recently competed in the Synchronized Ice Skating Nationals in Melbourne. Dorisa and her team received bronze medals in both the Novice and Mixed Age Category events. This is a highly competitive and skillful sport and we are very proud of Dorisa's achievements. It's great to see students at MSC engaging in such a diverse range of extra-curricular activities.... Read more

Tides of Sound ensemble

Tides of Sound

Members of Manly Selective's Tides of Sound and SRC leaders and music students from Freshwater Senior Campus recently sang at the War Vets in Collaroy. This is an annual tradition between the schools and the residents of the Phyllis Stewart house. Our students performed beautifully and were able to chat with the audience after. This is a busy time for the small vocal ensemble who are also performing at the two upcoming orientation days. Read more about Tides of Sound.... Read more

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