February 13 is the eighth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
The national apology in 2008 by the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, was a profound moment in Australia's history. It was a moment that resonated with the whole community and still resonates with our department, especially for our staff in Aboriginal Affairs, our Aboriginal school staff and more than 50,000 Aboriginal students attending NSW public schools.
Change to student enrolment form
An important road safety reminder for parents and carers these holidays.
Review of student support officers
An independent review has found a trial of 50 Student Support Officers (SSOs) in NSW government secondary schools to help address student wellbeing has provided significant benefits to school communities.
Community consultation has commenced as the department considers the provision of public secondary education in inner Sydney.
The People Matter Employee Survey is a whole of government initiative to measure employee satisfaction and explore ways to improve the workplace.
Proposal to Reclassify
The NSW Department of Education has proposed to reclassify Russell Lea Infants' School (K-2) to a primary school (K-6) to accommodate the growing number of families in the Canada Bay area. Following consultation that occurred in May 2015, further consultation has now commenced with the broader community.
The health and safety of students and staff is always the Department's top priority. For this reason, the Department of Education and Communities is pleased to release the Fig and Wattle Street Ultimo Remediation Action Plan Development Status Report by McLachlan Lister Hill International.