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, …

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]

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 …