The Premier has announced significant reforms to the NSW Curriculum, with a new school curriculum to be delivered over the next four years, including:
The reforms are based on the recommendations from key stakeholders, including NSW Parents’ Council, and are the first significant review of the NSW curriculum since 1989.
Over 20 NSW Independent Schools are represented in the new ARTEXPRESS virtual reality exhibit. Now everyone can go online to enjoy 50 exceptional student artworks across 12 visual art forms.
“The ARTEXPRESS exhibition is incredibly important, allowing our best students to receive recognition for their work and provides exposure to start careers.” Sarah Mitchell, NSW Education Minister.
Children’s sport allowed to resume from 1 July. Gyms, yoga classes, dance studios and indoor pools, will be allowed to reopen in NSW from June 13, the Berejiklian government has just announced.
Read the full media release here: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/ready-set-go-gyms-and-kids-sport-returns
NESA, in conjunction with ReachOut Australia, have launched a campaign to provide further advice about the changes that have been made to this year’s exams to keep everyone safe, as well as resources for managing stress and tips for keeping active while preparing for exams.
Check out their website for more details and follow #StayHealthyHSC and #2020HSC for regular news and updates.
Approximately 1.2 million students will resume full time school today after 9 weeks of distance learning from home.
Find out everything you need to know about returning to school from this article: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/school-is-returning-full-time-from-monday-here-s-what-you-need-to-know-20200521-p54v2d.html
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has warned parents to send their children to school from next week or risk them being marked absent.
NSW Premier warned parents to brace for major disruptions until a COVID-19 vaccine was found.
"It will be common ... for schools to be shut down temporarily," she said.
"It will be common for a particular school to take extra measures if there's a community breakout in that community with cases.
"And we just have to accept that."
Ms Mitchell said schools would no longer be holding assemblies or excursions.
Schools can run PE classes and sports days, although contact sports are banned.
Non-essential visitors , including parents , will also be barred from entering school grounds.
The Education Minister also urged parents to "exercise common sense" when dropping off and picking up their children.
Many independent schools resume school next week, with most back by 1st June Federal timing.
Read the full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-19/nsw-coronavirus-school-return-concerns-dismissed-by-minister
2020 Student Mid-Term Reports Scrap A to E Subject Grading.
Schools will no longer have to give students an A to E grading for each subject in this year's mid-term reports, with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan waiving the rule because of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Read the full article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/mid-year-school-reports-to-go-ahead-without-controversial-a-e-grading-20200513-p54so3.html
HSC 2020 Timetable has just been released.
Check out NESA links for:
Latest announcement about HSC 2020:
HSC Key Dates and Exam Timetables:
HSC exams delayed 5 days to give students extra time with teachers. Written HSC exams had been due to commence on October 15 but will now begin on October 20, while oral language exams have been delayed by a week to August 15, says NSW Education Standards Authority.
Read the news article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/hsc-exams-to-be-delayed-for-five-days-with-results-before-christmas-20200514-p54t38.html
Read the most up to date announcement from NSW Education Standards Authority here: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/covid-19/coronavirus-advice/hsc
Department of Health have confirmed from tomorrow, Friday 15th May, the following activities will be allowed in NSW;