Teaching and learning in NSW public schools

Key learning areas

Access NSW Curriculum support with professional learning, teaching resources and advice on new syllabus implementation.

Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning.

NSW Curriculum reform

The NSW Government is reforming the curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 so every student is prepared and ready for their future.

Literacy and numeracy

Literacy and numeracy is a major focus for NSW public schools.

Multicultural education

Intercultural understanding and harmony in schools – supporting English language learners, refugees and newly arrived students.

Early learning

Support for early learning pedagogy and practice across the Department of Education.

Rural and distance education

Supporting schools and students in rural, remote and isolated areas.

Career learning and vocational education and training

Students transitioning to work and vocational training.


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

Curriculum support news

Curriculum support news for Early Stage 1 to Stage 6.

School Calendar

Check with your local school as some dates may change.

Policy library

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

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