Keep up to date – creative arts 7–12

The latest creative arts 7–12 professional learning, resources and support for teachers and leaders.

NESA has released the Dance 7–10 Syllabus (2023) and Drama 7–10 Syllabus (2023) to be implemented in 2026.

2024 and 2025 – plan and prepare to teach the new syllabus.

2026 – start teaching the new syllabus.

Implementation resources for new syllabuses

Resources to support school leaders and teachers with curriculum implementation for creative arts 7–12 will be added to this page as syllabuses are released.

A comprehensive range of resources has been developed to support school leaders and teachers through the phases of curriculum implementation.

The resources:

  • outline the phases of curriculum implementation
  • provide role-specific support packages for curriculum implementation
  • provide support for school planning for curriculum implementation.

Access Leading Curriculum K–12 and Phases of curriculum implementation for advice and resources to support leaders to facilitate effective curriculum implementation in schools.

Find out about current consultations and the syllabus development process from NESA.

Statewide staffrooms

Statewide staffrooms (staff only) are set up in Microsoft Teams for expert advice, resources and professional learning, on topics including NSW Curriculum Reform.

Important dates

Access the revised NESA curriculum reform timeline to see the intended timing of syllabus consultation, release, planning and preparation and implementation for Creative arts syllabuses K–12.


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