Have your before and after school care needs changed?

The Department of Education wants to hear from all NSW parents about their specific care needs in light of COVID-19. The NSW Government is committed to making before and after school care available to families at all NSW public primary schools, but we understand your work arrangements and care needs may have changed due to COVID-19. To better understand how parents can best be supported to access the before and after school care, the department and Service NSW have developed a short survey.  Have your say: visit service.nsw.gov.au/basc email [email protected]

Updates to COVID-19 restrictions affecting NSW schools

Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW NSW Health has a website to inform you of the actions you should take if you have been in a location where there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 within NSW. Monitor the site and follow the relevant health advice if you have been at any of the locations at the specified dates and times. Students and staff who have travelled through or visited Victoria All students and staff who have visited Victoria must have a permit to enter NSW and are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Except for students and staff who reside in …

Returning to school in Term 3

Our school will be open to welcome students back to onsite learning from the beginning of Term 3 – Tuesday 21 July 2020. As you would be aware the border between NSW and Victoria closed as of 12:01am 8 July 2020. All staff and students returning from Victoria after this time must have a permit to enter NSW and are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. All students who have been in Victoria in the last 14 days before the commencement of school must not attend school until they complete the 14 days self-isolation period since they …

Curriculum reform focuses on deep learning

Changes to the NSW school curriculum will be the biggest education shake-up in 30 years. The reforms, announced by the NSW Government on Tuesday, will start rolling out in 2021. All Kindergarten to Year 12 students will learn the new curriculum by 2024. The changes are in response to the NSW Curriculum Review by Professor Geoff Masters and will ensure every student is prepared and ready for their future.  The reforms are based on: decluttering the curriculum by reducing unnecessary subjects a ‘back to basics approach’ that will see a renewed focus on the core subjects of English, maths and science Year 11 …

Education Week to celebrate learning together

Education Week 2020 will be held from Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August. Education Week is our annual week of celebration to highlight the achievements of our students and staff and the role of public schools as the cornerstone of their communities. This year’s theme is ‘Learning together’ and it reflects the incredible months of 2020 where NSW public school students have continued to learn and achieve, despite natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our schools have experienced significant disruption but our staff – in partnership with parents and carers – have worked tirelessly to ensure that high quality teaching …

NSW students return to the classroom full-time

Students across NSW will be back in the classroom full-time from next Monday, 25 May. The success of the phased return to face to face teaching has demonstrated the education system and community are ready for school to come back full-time. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell thanked school communities and parents for their patience during this difficult time. Ms Berejiklian said a return to full-time face to face teaching and learning is crucial for the education progress of every child in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12. “Since starting a managed return to the classroom, we …

Keeping our school COVIDSafe

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community by downloading the app. Social distancing and washing your hands remain the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVIDSafe app, developed by the Australian Government, helps to reduce the spread by allowing health experts to find close contacts faster and more accurately. The app does not track your location. It uses your phone’s Bluetooth to record other users you come into contact with, so if they test positive, NSW Health can let you know. Find out more:  COVIDSafe app – Department of Health download COVIDSafe for iOS – …

Students begin return to classrooms

From Monday 11 May (Week 3) students will begin a phased return to school. The phased return will maintain distancing in the classroom while supporting students’ education and wellbeing. Most students will continue learning from home and will only attend school 1 day each week. Our school will continue to provide detailed information about the return to the classroom throughout the rest of Term 2. Measures to keep schools clean and safe for all students and staff include: 25% more cleaning time focused on high-touch areas priority deliveries of hygiene supplies including soap and hand sanitiser local school changes to pick up, …

Religion and ethics lessons continue at home

Students learning from home can continue to access Special religious education (SRE) and Special education in ethics (SEE) classes. Face-to-face SRE, SEE and Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) will not be available until schools resume normal operations. In response to requests from school communities, SRE and SEE approved providers are delivering their authorised curriculum with modifications to allow students to learn from home from the start of Term 2. The lesson content and the mode of delivery has been reviewed and modified for easy access by students. The approved providers recognise that learning at home …

NSW students to transition back to the classroom in Term 2

NSW school students will gradually transition back to the classroom during Term 2 as the Government continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell outlined the plan for students attending NSW public schools to progressively return to face-to-face learning in week three of Term 2. Ms Berejiklian said health advice continues to be that schools remain open, and parents, teachers and students can be confident that school is safe place. “We are grateful to all families who kept their children home from school at the end of Term 1 …