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Encompasses all areas of school planning, ongoing self-assessment, annual reporting, external validation and policy implementation.

School Excellence

The core of all work across NSW Public Schools, underpinned by the School Excellence Framework, with the focus on continual school improvement.

School planning

Advice and direction for schools to plan, monitor and implement the strategies for the ongoing growth and improvement of student outcomes.


Schools regularly review their progress and performance through self-assessment and external validation.

Annual report

Find support for the preparation and publication of the annual report which summarises the school’s progress and achievements.

Policy implementation and system registration

Find information on implementing department policies and system registration.

School Excellence Framework evidence guide

Resources to guide schools through their annual self-assessment and external validation.

Policy library

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

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School calendar

  • Term 4 2019
  • School development days*
  • Summer school vacation
  • Christmas public holidays

Check with your local school as some dates may change.

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