Get #FirstDay2021 ready for the new school year

Be prepared for the new school year with our back to school tips and tools.  The start of a new school year can be both an exciting and demanding time for parents and students alike. Our parents and carers Back to school hub can help you prepare for the year ahead with practical articles, tools, activities, calendars and checklists so you and your child can be ready from day1, term 1.  Find out about our COVID-safe school guidelines, download fun activity sheets to complete with your child, read about our health and wellbeing resources and more.  If your child is starting kindergarten, …

2020 Presentation Days

The 2020 Presentation Day ceremonies were absolutely beautiful! Although our parents and community members were unable to take part in the ceremonies due to COVID-19 restrictions, the feeling was very bittersweet as the students took great pride in receiving their awards. Congratulations to all award recipients. They were definitely well deserved! You can watch the recordings of the live streaming by heading to the “Presentation Days” page below.

School Updates App – be prepared for any emergency

Receive notifications of school closures. Opt in to receive timely, accurate notifications about the operational status of your chosen NSW public school(s). The NSW School Updates App was created to help our parents and carers check on the status of their school during last summer’s bushfire season. And it’s been invaluable during COVID when schools were required to close for deep cleaning. The app is free and available now for iOS and Android users. Visit NSW School Updates App to download and for more information Privacy information The app doesn’t store any personal or identifiable information.

2021 term dates now available

Most students start Friday 29 January (or Friday 5 February for Western division) in Term 1 2020. To support a strong start to 2021, school staff will now have two school development days at the beginning of Term 1. For 2021, students will return to school on Friday 29 January (or Friday 5 February for Western division), unless otherwise notified by the school. School term dates for 2021 are now available. Western division schools, also known as ‘late start’ schools, are located in the far western region of NSW. Check if your school is a Late start school.

#MathsTrainsBrains for the future

Parents and carers can now explore the importance of mathematical skills with the new Everyday Maths experience, featuring activities, resources and explainers targeted to year groups.  The digital launch is part of the NSW Mathematics Strategy 2025, which aims to strengthen mathematics teaching in NSW public schools, promote understanding of the usefulness of mathematics and build positive perceptions of mathematics.  Tune into Education LIVE to find out how high profile Australians like media guru Kellie Hush, former Olympian Steve Solomon and former Masterchef Alice Zaslavsky use maths in their everyday lives. Video – #MathsTrainsBrains Duration – 1:00

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 email [email protected]