Curriculum

In this section

  • Creative arts

    Students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, make and perform.

  • English

    Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

  • HSIE

    Students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.

  • Languages

    Welcome to the Languages section where educators can find resources to support and enhance languages programs in NSW public schools.

  • Mathematics

    Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within and beyond the mathematics classroom.

  • PDHPE

    Students explore issues of health, safety and wellbeing and develop skills and confidence through challenging and enjoyable movement experiences. ​

  • Science

    Students learn about the natural and made worlds and how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

  • TAS

    Students use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons.

  • Literacy and numeracy

    Schools teach these core skills across all subjects to ensure students achieve a functional standard to assist with future education or employment.

  • STEM

    STEM aims to develop higher-order thinking skills through an engaging curriculum that may include integration, inquiry and project-based learning.

  • Multicultural education

    Promotes intercultural understanding and community harmony in schools and supports English language learners, refugees and newly arrived students.

  • Civics and citizenship

    Our schools produce active and informed citizens through knowledge and understanding of Australian society – our institutions, values and heritage.

  • Digital citizenship

    Our schools provide knowledge and skills in the responsible use of technology and behaviour online to ensure safety and appropriate practice.

  • Compliance

    Government schools comply with legislative and safety requirements in regards to animal welfare and chemical safety education.

  • Religion and ethics

    Outlines the responsibilities of government schools in relation to the provision of religion and ethics education.

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