Recent announcements

Anniversary of Apology to the Stolen Generations

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

The Department of Education is amending the student enrolment form for NSW public schools.
The amendments take into account legal advice, ensure consistency with the Government's position on this matter and address concerns with clarity.
The amended form includes references to both Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics. 
Options for student participation in Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics vary from school to school.
Specific advice about these options is available from school principals.
The updated enrolment form will be made available to schools as soon as practicable.

Holiday road safety reminder

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.

Read the Review of the Student Support Officer Initiative

Inner Sydney high school community consultation

Community consultation has commenced as the department considers the provision of public secondary education in inner Sydney. 

People Matter Employee Survey

The People Matter Employee Survey is a whole of government initiative to measure employee satisfaction and explore ways to improve the workplace.

Russell Lea Infants' School - Community Consultation 

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.  


Ultimo Remediation

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.


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