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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


Sport Choices for Years 8- 10 2018

Students in Years 8-10 will be making their sport choices on Thursday 30 November. They will need to have their signed permission note with them to do this and any outstanding sports fees need to be paid prior. Click here (pdf 463 KB) for the Sports choices information form and permission slip.... Read more

Application for Year 7 2019 - now closed

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. Applications for entry into Year 7 2019 opened on the 10 October 2017 and closed on the 13 November 2017 at 10pm. Late applications will not be accepted.... 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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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

Students undertaking the PRAXIS project

PRAXIS project

Our final PRAXIS project for 2016 reached its conclusion with students pitching their project concepts to a panel of experts. The question was: "How can video games nurture empathy and transform society for the better?" Students were required to research a range of resources and strategies to discover issues which negatively impact on our communities and then investigate a range of social justice issues, as well as game ideas. They then shared their ideas and concepts, selected an idea on which they could all work and document the processes... Read more

Year 9 camp

Year 9 camp

Year 9 camp was a blast! The instructors and teachers attending were very impressed and proud of how willing students were to embrace challenges and how well they behaved themselves the entire time. The camp at Mangrove Mountain provided many activities including an extensive canoeing expedition, natural abseiling, a large flying fox, rock climbing, a giant swing, hiking, swimming and the much anticipated bubble soccer activity. Students particularly enjoyed rolling around and crashing into each other in their giant bubble spheres, the soccer... Read more

Peer support training

Leadership day

Future Peer Support and Peer Academic Leaders recently participated in a training day to support them in their respective roles for 2017. Our Peer Support and Peer Academic Leaders play a vital role in assisting Year 7 2017 students settle in to our school and then in providing advice and techniques in organisational skills, managing workload and what it takes to be a successful student at Manly Selective Campus. Judging from the enthusiasm of the students in the sessions, our Year 7 students will be in very capable hands. In fact, the Peer... Read more

Visual Arts exhibition

Visual Arts exhibition

Our annual Years 7 to 11 Visual Arts exhibition was a treat! The school hall was filled with a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs. We have always seen students achieve exceptionally well in Visual Arts at HSC level, and from the work that we have seen this week, we can be confident that this will continue in the coming years. Congratulations to Visual Arts Head Teacher, Ms Karen Blundell along with Ms Angela Richards and Ms Amanda Tye who all support our students so well in this area of our curriculum.... Read more

A keyboard - part of our gift to Wyangla Dam PS

Gift to Wyangla Dam Public School

During our recent band tour to Central Western NSW, our students performed at Wyangla Dam Public School. Our performance was warmly received and we heard that the school was trying to introduce a music program. We had eight keyboards which had been purchased many years ago and were no longer needed by our students. Our Music teacher, Miss Leviton suggested that these keyboards be donated to Wyangla Dam. The gift was gratefully accepted. Now each student enrolled at the school - all eight of them! - have a keyboard for their music lessons. We... Read more

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