Parents and carers are confident that students are taught by teachers with the right skills.
Parents and carers
Find out how the NSW Department of Education is working to improve the learning experiences of your child from preschool to post-school.
- Preservice teacher placements – programs to support pre-service teacher enhance the supply of new graduate teachers to rural and remote schools.
Student and community voice is valued in all aspects of school decision making.
Parents and carers can be confident that their child’s academic achievement is of highest importance.
- Aurora College: eSafety – regular webinars for primary students on safe and respectful online behaviours. Special events are also held online each year.
- Best in Class: Mathematics Growth Team – the team aims to strengthen mathematics leaders and build a new generation of mathematics teachers.
- English Language Proficiency: Multicultural Education – reduced enrolments (due to COVID-19 border closures) has led to a contingency strategy which guarantees the retention of all staff in the Intensive English Centres in 2020, and all permanent staff in 2021.
- Quality Teaching Rounds – high impact professional learning that empowers teachers to reflect and review classroom practice.
Students will be empowered to form better connections with their community and Aboriginal culture.
Parents and carers, schools and communities will benefit from digital devices, networks and connectivity.
- Distance Education Preschool Statewide Project – a state-wide service that caters for geographically isolated children who cannot access other early childhood education services.
- Rural Access Gap Direct Intervention Package – supporting rural and remote schools with better connectivity, learning spaces and platform upgrades with increased on-site support.
All rural and remote students have access to early childhood education to improve their emotional, cognitive and social awareness in the years before school.
Parents, carers and communities contribute to vocational opportunities.
- Regional Industry Education Partnership Program – an initiative to strengthen connections between local industry and secondary school communities, supporting students as they plan their future career pathways.
- School to Work Program – support students as they transition from school to post-school education, training and/or employment.
- STEM Careers – raising awareness of current and future STEM industry pathways through student visits to local industries, curriculum materials, guest speakers and mentoring programs.
Aboriginal students have access to wellbeing support delivered to Aboriginal community organisations working in partnership with rural and remote schools.
Learn more about the Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021-2024).