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Information about the department's people and structure.

The Secretary

Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education.

Our Executive

The department's Executive aims for NSW to have the best education system in Australia.

Our Ministers

Information about our Ministers.

Division profiles

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education.

Non-government schools

The department oversees policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools.

History of New South Wales government schools

This website provides valuable historical information on NSW government schools since 1848 across a number of information sources.

Higher education and tertiary policy

The department engages with the higher education sector on policy, programs and initiatives and administers legislation for NSW public universities.

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History of government schools

School history database search

A searchable database which provides details on more than 7,390 government schools in NSW.

Policy library

Learn about the departments policies, guidelines, and procedures to create a safe, inclusive, and effective learning environment.

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December calendar

School calendar

  • Term 4 2019
  • School development days*
  • Summer school vacation
  • Christmas public holidays

Check with your local school as some dates may change.

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