Have your say on what school success looks like

We want to hear from parents and carers: have your say in shaping future school success.

As a large public education system, the NSW Department of Education’s priority is to ensure every student is engaged and challenged to continue to learn, in an environment where they can feel valued and safe.

All registrations are now closed for our in-person and online discussion forums. If you would like to be part of future engagements, please contact schoolsuccess@det.nsw.edu.au

Reflecting on the challenges of the last few years, the NSW Department of Education is in the process of reviewing and evaluating what school success looks like now and in the future. It’s enhancing ways to support student success and wellbeing as part of ongoing school reform. The goal is to support our schools in a way that is more responsive to their needs and priorities.

To inform this work, the department is inviting parents and carers to share their perspectives on what the school and the department could do to improve the schooling experience. By participating, parents and carers will inform the department what is working well, what needs to be improved, and will be involved in shaping new and innovative initiatives.

Face to face forums: locations and timings

Face to face discussions will be facilitated at selected locations in week 5 and 6 of Term 4 between 7th – 17th November. All parent sessions are run from 8:45am – 9:45am in all locations except Newcastle (8 Nov) which will run from 8:30am - 9:30am.

Date Location
Monday 7th Nov Batemans Bay
Monday 7th Nov Maitland
Tuesday 8th Nov Wollongong
Tuesday 8th Nov Newcastle (8:30am - 9:30am)
Wednesday 9th Nov Sydney North
Wednesday 9th Nov Dubbo
Thursday 10th Nov Sydney South
Thursday 10th Nov Orange
Friday 11th Nov Penrith
Monday 14th Nov Lismore
Wednesday 16th Nov Moree
Thursday 17th Nov Tamworth


The department will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the NSW Government's general community settings. We please ask that all participants make sure to follow the current COVID-19 guidelines to keep our communities safe.

Online Forums:

Online discussions will be facilitated during week 7 of Term 4 between 21st – 25th November. Parents and carers are invited to attend the online session best suited to their area of school attendance which can be auto selected during the registration process.

Date Time Target audience
Monday 21st Nov 4:30-5:30pm Parents and carers: Metropolitan
Tuesday 22nd Nov 4:30-5:30pm Parents and carers: Rural
Wednesday 23rd Nov 4:30-5:30pm Parents and carers: Regional

Registration Closed

All registrations are now closed for our in-person and online discussion forums. If you would like to be part of future engagements, please contact schoolsuccess@det.nsw.edu.au

How are we engaging students?

Students will be included in our discussion as part of determining new school strategy based on their lived experiences and school expectations. These forums are facilitated in the same locations and dates at different times from parents and carers.

More information

To learn more about the School Success Model, view the webinar co-hosted by the P&C Federation and the NSW Department of Education on 4 August, 2022. The webinar shared with parents and carers some of the work being done to support NSW public schools in the delivery of quality education. https://www.pandc.org.au/school-success-model-delivering-quality-support-for-every-nsw-public-school-recording/

See Group Deputy Secretary, School Improvement, Simone Walker’s article on page 6 of the Term 1, 2022 P&C Journal which looked at ways the School Success Model is making an impact in public schools. See the Term 1 P&C Journal at https://www.pandc.org.au/journals/

For more information on the School Success Model, visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-success-model

If you have any questions on this work and the upcoming forums, please get in touch via SchoolSuccess@det.nsw.edu.au

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