Our ambitions

We are lifting literacy and numeracy standards across NSW public schools to ensure students are given every opportunity to be their best.

A focus on literacy and numeracy skills helps to unlock children’s academic potential at school, improving their overall academic outcomes and increasing the likelihood they will attain tertiary qualifications.

We are also focused on ensuring Aboriginal students are attaining their final school qualifications at the same rate as non-Aboriginal students – an important part of fostering equality of opportunity for Aboriginal people.

Premier's Priorities for 2023

  • Public school students in the top two NAPLAN bands (or equivalent) for literacy and numeracy up by 15%.
  • Aboriginal students attaining the HSC while maintaining their cultural identity up by 50%.
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