Adrian Piccoli

Media releases from Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education.

$46 million technology boost

24 October 2016 The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest $46 million to improve internet access to around 900 regional and remote NSW public schools.


$219 million boost for students who need it most

19 October 2016 - NSW public schools will receive a record $219 million in additional needs-based education funding in 2017.


NSW Government invests $340M in quality teaching

21 September 2016 - A $340 million investment in education by the NSW Government will help to ensure students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need to succeed at school and later


21 Awarded Premier's Teacher Scholarships

2016 Premier's Teacher Scholarship


Anzac Park Public School meets student demand

3 August 2016 - Enrolment applications for 2017 are now open for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Anzac Park Public School, which will cater for 1,000 students to help meet the strong demand


Modernised HSC sets students up for success

19 July 2016 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced wide-reaching reforms to the Higher School Certificate (HSC) to improve the learning experience for students and boost the


$1 Billion boost to school infrastructure in record education spend

21 June 2016 - The NSW 2016-17 Budget has been announced.


More student places for inner city families

4 May 2016 - Planning for a major upgrade of Alexandria Park Community School and relocation the Cleveland Street Intensive English High School will begin shortly.


Review of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

10 March 2016 - The NSW Minister for Education has commissioned a review of BOSTES.


Delivering more public school counsellors

3 March 2016 - A 45 per cent boost in public school counselling and wellbeing services is being rolled out - as the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government delivers the first significant increase in two


Work continues over the holidays at NSW schools

21 January 2016 - While school students and staff have been on holidays, the NSW Government has been working hard to improve facilities at almost 500 public schools across the state.


World-class architecture for new Parramatta schools

20 January 2016 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has unveiled the winning designs for the State's first high-rise school and an adjoining primary school to be built in Parramatta.


Accreditation for early childhood teachers

12 January 2016 - Early childhood teachers will be accredited alongside their peers in NSW schools, further recognising them as professionals.


Piccoli awards state’s top students

The top HSC students from across New South Wales have been recognised by Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli at the 2015 Higher School Certificate First in Course Awards.


NSW leads national science, technology and maths education reform

3 December 2015 - New South Wales is playing a leading role in shaping a new national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education strategy.


Aboriginal languages in HSC 2016

30 November 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today visited Menindee Central School where he announced that Aboriginal Languages will become a new HSC subject.


Breathtaking schools spectacular

What do you get when 3,600 talented NSW public school students and hundreds of dedicated staff put their minds together? A very special Schools Spectacular!


Minister tours Connected Communities schools

30 November 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has begun a three-day tour visiting seven Connected Communities schools in Menindee, Wilcannia, Brewarrina, Bourke and Moree.


Boosting agricultural education and schools in Western Sydney

18 November 2015 - Agricultural education will move into the 21st century under an injection of more than $165 million for new and upgraded schools and additional classrooms across South


New Principal Leadership Strategy complements Gonski reforms

17 November 2015 - Public school principals will be better prepared and rewarded for the most important job in NSW schools under a $20 million investment announced by Minister for Education Adrian


Sharing success key to improving results

15 November 2015 - Teachers and school communities striving for better student results can now see how some of NSW's most improved schools have achieved success.


First look at NSW classrooms of the future

Friday 6 November 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has unveiled some of the innovative technology and teaching practices being trialed for new and refurbished classrooms across NSW.


Science, technology and maths education in the spotlight

5 November 2015 - Some of Australia's best and brightest scientific minds are joining forces in Sydney today to shape a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education strategy.


School students to tap onto Opal next year

29 October 2015 - More than 420,000 school students will be provided with an Opal card at the start of the 2016 school year.


Quality teaching in action at Panania Public School

17 September 2015 - Teachers are taking advantage of a major NSW Government investment enabling over 1,000 public primary school teachers to mentor and coach other teachers.


Celebrating first year of virtual classrooms for regional students

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has congratulated staff and students on the success of the virtual school Aurora College and highlighted new possibilities for regional students in 2016.


Quality teaching boosted by better training

16 October 2015 - New teachers will be better prepared for the classroom under the latest NSW Government initiative to strengthen the training of future teachers.


NSW invests an additional $113m in students who need it most

21 October 2015 - The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing a record $113 million in additional funding to support NSW public school students who need it most, Education Minister Adrian


HSC exams get underway

12 October 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has wished more than 70,000 NSW students the very best as their school careers draw to an end.


Peers award Education Secretary gold medal

1 October 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has congratulated Education Secretary Dr Michele Bruniges AM on receiving nation-wide recognition for her significant contribution to education


Piccoli urges brightest HSC students to teach

25 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today encouraged high achieving HSC students to consider a career in teaching.


Needs based funding for increased student support at Peakhurst

16 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has applauded Peakhurst Public School for its use of flexible needs-based funding to provide specialised support for students.


Teachers and students honoured with prestigious excellence awards

15 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli congratulated the recipients of the prestigious excellence awards.


Making the grade - new educational support helps teens stick with studies

14 September 2015 - The NSW Government has introduced a new payment to foster, relative and kinship carers to help young people in out of home care complete secondary education after they turn 18.


New phonics resource to improve reading skills

9 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli is encouraging teachers to use a new guide, which will assist them in teaching students to read using phonics.


Quality teaching at Scone Public School

1 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen today met Scone Public School students and teachers


Gold star for Hillvue's improved results

1 September 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today praised Hillvue Public School, a Connected Communities school, on its improvement in student learning outcomes.


19 awarded Premier's Teacher Scholarships

Saturday, 29 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today congratulated 19 teachers from across the State who have been recognised for their commitment to quality education with a 2015


Technology delivering speech pathology in rural schools (NSW)

26 August 2015 - The Minister for Education has commended the Royal Far West speech pathology program, which gives students in remote areas of NSW access to this valuable service via video-link.


Supporting Quakers Hill Public School students (NSW)

27 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today visited Quakers Hill Public School to see how they have used flexible needs-based funding to provide specialised support for students.


Quality teaching at Lismore Public School

20 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Lismore MP Thomas George today met with students at Lismore Public School


School collaboration benefits Tweed students

20 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today visited Kingscliff High School, where he met principals from the Tweed 5 Community of Schools


Piccoli welcomes school-level NAPLAN improvement

18 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has welcomed school-level improvements shown by NAPLAN data, as parents across NSW begin receiving their child's results.


Time for aspiring teachers to seek incentives

18 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today reminded anyone with a passion for teaching that they have one month to apply for the 2016 teacher education scholarships


More schools opt to have a say on teacher selection

15 August 2015 - NSW public schools are embracing the opportunity to choose teaching staff, as the NSW Government continues to deliver on its commitment to hand them more decision-making power.


Quality teaching in spotlight at Chipping Norton

13 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has praised Chipping Norton Public School for taking advantage of a major NSW Government investment.


New postgraduate centre for oldest art school

6 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has officially opened a new $8.7 million postgraduate centre at Australia's oldest art school.


Incentives attract the best to take on teaching

5 August 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli is encouraging anyone passionate about teaching to apply for the 2016 teacher education scholarships, internships and cadetships.


Investing in quality teaching, improving student results

14 July 2015 - More than 1,000 of the best primary school teachers to mentor and coach teachers to improve the results of students.


New Problem Gambling Resource for Schools

24 June 2015 - A new NSW Government resource will assist in teaching senior high school students about the risks of gambling.


New school site for Northern Sydney

2 July 2015 - The NSW Department of Education has bought TAFE Northern Sydney Institute’s Crows Nest Campus in an exchange that will benefit hundreds of local families and TAFE NSW students.


Major upgrade for Cherrybrook Technology High School

25 June 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Epping Damien Tudehope have today visited Cherrybrook Technology High School to announce an upgrade of more than $7 million


Record school education budget delivers new schools, more counsellors

23 June 2015 - Students will benefit from the record $12.4 billion for NSW schools included in the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government's 2015-16 Budget.


Three new schools for Parramatta as budget provides $450 million for schools

16 June 2015 - NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli today announced that the Old Kings School site is among three new schools to be built in Parramatta, with more than $450 million committed for NSW


Piccoli urges principals to deliver reforms, improve results

10 June 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has thanked public school principals for supporting four years of reform, and is encouraging them to play a key role in driving further change.


$7.7M Cabramatta High School upgrade ready to go

3 June 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today officially opened two new buildings with 10 classrooms and an administration block as part of an upgrade at Cabramatta High School.


Attracting top teachers to boost regional students

1 June 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today praised the impact of the Rural and Remote Blueprint for Action on supporting the improvement of educational outcomes for regional students.


Consultations commence for Aboriginal Centre of Excellence in Western

22 October 2015 - Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams today announced community consultations for the NSW Government’s $20 million Aboriginal Centre of Excellence in Western Sydney.


Student's HSC results go live

16 December 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has wished almost 70,000 NSW students the very best as they receive their HSC results.


Villawood North showcases Gonski benefits

28 May 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today highlighted the positive impact of the $5 billion in additional Gonski funding to NSW as the benefits flow to students and teachers who need


Schools helping schools deliver on agricultural education

21 May 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the first seven NSW public schools selected to lead the way in the future delivery of agricultural education.


Minister awards $15,000 apprentice scholarships

30 September 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the 101 recipients of the inaugural Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships.


$148 million to improve NSW secondary schools

26 February 2015 - A re-elected Baird Government will spend $148 million to upgrade nearly 60 secondary schools and improve teaching and learning across the State.


New $60 million high school for the inner city

16 February 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced that a re-elected Baird Government will build a new inner city high school on the site of the Cleveland Street Intensive Englis


NSW welcomes focus on teacher standards

13 February 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s response to a review of teacher education.


New $40M High School for Ballina

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced a re-elected Baird Government will invest more than $40 million in a new high school at Ballina, ensuring we deliver world-class educational facilities to local


NSW welcomes funding for community engagement

10 February 2015 - All NSW public schools will be supported to engage more deeply with their communities under an agreement signed between the Federal and State Governments.


Dubbo to receive special needs school

4 February 2015 - The NSW Government will build a multi-million dollar school in Dubbo for students with special needs.


Lessons start at State's first online school

4 February 2015 - Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli joined students from across NSW for a lesson at the state's new virtual high school.


Back to school: Eight new schools open for first day of school

28 January 2015 - NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today visited brand new public schools at The Ponds in Sydney’s North West.


Piccoli awards state’s top students

The top HSC students from across New South Wales have been recognised by Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli at the 2015 Higher School Certificate First in Course Awards.


TAFE NSW enrols 1,000th higher education student

27 January 2015 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has congratulated TAFE NSW on its successful expansion into higher education — with enrolments now passing 1,000.


Audit finds university teaching courses ‘can do better’

14 January 2015 - An audit of NSW teaching degrees has revealed opportunities to improve the preparation of the next generation of school teachers, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said today.


Raising university entry standards for future teachers

5 January 2015 - NSW school leavers entering teaching degrees in 2016 will need to achieve three band five HSC results including in English, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said today.


16,000 extra training places in 2015

18 December 2014 - The NSW Government will provide training for at least 16,000 more students in 2015, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli announced today.


Schools accountable for achieving excellence

12 December 2014 - NSW public schools will adopt a new benchmark for educational excellence designed to deliver student achievement at the highest levels.


New site chosen for Ultimo/Pyrmont school

15 December 2014 - Agreement has been reached for a new public school serving the inner city to be built on a site to be purchased from the City of Sydney on the corner of Wattle, Jones and Fig


Minister launches "Made by TAFE NSW" campaign

3 December 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today launched the Made by TAFE NSW campaign, which celebrates success stories from across TAFE NSW.


Schools to communicate better about students

1 December 2014 - The needs of students moving between schools and into different education sectors will be better served by a clear protocol to guarantee relevant student information is shared.


Rebuilding NSW: $1 billion to build schools and transform classrooms

25 November 2014 - The NSW Government will invest $1 billion in funding from Rebuilding NSW to build new schools and transform existing classrooms to meet the future learning needs of our students,


Investing in our children’s future: Gonski funding flows for NSW public schools

20 November 2014 - The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing $664 million in NSW public schools to assist students with the greatest need.


Teachers keep learning to improve students

7 November 2014 - NSW students will benefit from an unprecedented agreement between DEC and the NSW Teachers Federation to create a professional development plan for every NSW public school teacher.


Smart & Skilled: training for the future of NSW

15 May 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today released the 2015 prices and fees for the training courses and apprenticeships to be funded through the Smart and Skilled reforms.


Premier's Spelling Bee: winner crowned today

5 November 2014 - NSW Premier Mike Baird today congratulated the State's top spellers, who will spend the day competing for the title of champion of the 2014 Premier's Spelling Bee.


State's first virtual high school ready for 2015

4 November 2014 - NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today named the State's first virtual high school for rural and remote students.


Outstanding results in literacy and numeracy (NSW)

17 October 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today welcomed early examples of outstanding results emerging from the NSW Government’s $261 million Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan.


Tighter financial controls for non-government schools (NSW)

14 October 2014 - Non-government schools will have to adhere to stricter financial requirements if they wish to receive NSW Government funding, under changes to legislation being introduced.


First day of HSC written exams (NSW)

13 October 2014 - NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli have wished Year 12 students well as they begin their Higher School Certificate (HSC) written examinations today.


NSW community preschools trial new approach to sharing workload

10 October 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the providers of a new service that will help community preschools better manage their operations.


$8m investment in healing and wellbeing (NSW)

9 October 2014 - The NSW Government will spend $8 million to address complex healing and wellbeing issues faced by students at some of the state’s most remote and disadvantaged schools.


Students kicking goals with Clontarf (NSW)

8 October 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today commended the dedication of the Clontarf Foundation to raising the life outcomes of young Aboriginal men.


$6.5 million facilities opened at G S Kidd Memorial School (NSW)

18 September 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Tamworth Mr Kevin Anderson today officially opened G S Kidd Memorial School’s new $6.5 million learning facilities.


$5.7 million facilities opened at Georges River College (NSW)

17 September 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Oatley Mark Coure today officially opened upgraded facilities worth $5.7 million at Georges River College, Peakhurst Campus.


TAFE NSW meets demand for learning on the go (NSW)

17 September 2014 - TAFE NSW is making it easier for people to learn anywhere, anytime, launching courses available on mobile devices, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli announced today.


75,000 NSW teachers to be accredited

11 September 2014 - Some 75,000 NSW school teachers will be accredited under national standards and required to undertake ongoing professional development.


Starting school smoother than ever

10 September 2014 - The move to big school should be smoother for next year’s Kindergarten thanks to a NSW Government initiative designed to ensure teachers are provided with important information about their new students.


HSC test yourself app - study on the go

10 September 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today released an app for multiple choice exam questions to help students prepare for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).


$9 million facilities opened at Holroyd School

8 September 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Granville Tony Issa today officially opened Holroyd School's new $9 million learning facilities.


Chinese university to accept TAFE NSW graduates in world first

3 September 2014 - NSW Premier Mike Baird today attended the signing of two historic agreements between TAFE NSW and Chinese universities that secured a unique relationship between TAFE NSW in China.


Schools endorse Student Support Officers

30 August 2014 - An independant review has found a trial of 50 Student Support Officers (SSOs) to help address student wellbeing has provided significant benefits to school communities.


More funding for children with disability

17 August 2014 - Children with disability will be given more support to attend community preschool under an overhaul of funding arrangements announced today by the NSW Government.


$4.4m facilities opened at Bates Drive School

14 August 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Cronulla Mark Speakman today officially opened new facilities at Bates Drive School worth $4.4 million.


Phonics – once a might do, now a must do

10 August 2014 - Providers of teacher education courses in NSW will risk losing their accreditation if they do not provide comprehensive instruction in phonics.


NSW P&C Federation back on its feet

8 August 2014 - The Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations of NSW is rapidly returning to being a vital representative body for parents of the 775,000 children in the state’s public schools.


Premier launches Education Week 2014

28 July 2014 – NSW Premier Mike Baird and Education Minister Adrian Piccoli today launched Education Week 2014.


Stronger powers for principals

22 June 2014 - NSW public school principals have been given strengthened powers and shorter timelines to deal with underperformance and teachers who do not follow guidelines.


Record $14.4 billion for education, training and early childhood education

17 June 2014 -The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s 2014-15 Budget includes a record $14.4 billion for education, training and early childhood education.


Teachers turn to online lesson tool

16 June 2014 - NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and Member for Londonderry Bart Bassett today visited Llandilo Public School to celebrate the success of Program Builder.


Multi-million dollar upgrade for Hunter Sports High School

12 June 2014 - Hunter Sports High School will have its facilities completely overhauled by the NSW Government, with funding committed in next week’s State Budget to begin the transformation. 


High expectations for tomorrow's teachers

4 June 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the trial of a literacy and numeracy test for teacher education students.


Minister launches $15,000 training scholarships

29 May 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today launched a new $2.4 million scholarship program to assist apprentices who need additional financial support.


School registration extended to public schools

28 May 2014 - In a first for NSW the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards’ (BOSTES) school registration system will be extended to cover public schools.


Premier Opens $7.1 Million Upgrade At Hurstville Public School

19 May 2014 - NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today officially opened new and upgraded $7.


Federal Government must not abandon NSW schools

14 May 2014 Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today reaffirmed the NSW Government's commitment to fund all its obligations under the Gonski Agreement.


Reforms to create a new P&C Federation

13 May 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the NSW Parents and Citizens (P&C) Federation will be reformed by legislation.


School retention rates increasing in Western Sydney

12 April 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has welcomed new figures that show school retention rates in Western Sydney have increased since 2008.


Teacher mentors: Extra support for beginning teachers

7 April 2014 - NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the appointment of eight mentors to support beginning temporary teachers at 38 schools across NSW.


NSW Government delivers local authority to public schools

26 March 2014 - The Minister for Education has praised NSW public schools for their hard work to implement reforms that give schools much greater local control over staffing, teaching and maintenance.


Dress code a first for teachers

23 March 2014 - The first-ever explicit Dress Code for more than 70,000 NSW public school teachers has been released today by Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli.


Breakfast is on at connected communities schools

20 March 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced a $100,000 investment in breakfast programs at the 15 Connected Communities schools across the State.


Getting on with the job: work commences on Lake Cathie Public School

20 March 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams have marked the start of work on the $8.3 million Lake Cathie Public School.


NSW government cuts red tape for universities

19 March 2014 - The NSW Government is taking further steps to reform outdated regulations governing the State’s 10 public universities by slashing financial red tape.


Minister commends outstanding NSW results

6 March 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today commended NSW schools and students on their strong performance in the latest My School results.


Getting on with the job: 362 new preschool places

5 March 2014 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today said that work was continuing on a $5.6 million capital works program which will create an additional 362 preschool places in NSW.


Governor and Premier officially open Marie Bashir Public School

26 February 2014 - The Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today officially opened the new Marie Bashir Public School.


Statement from the Minister for Education

21 February 2014 - Our thoughts are with the family of young girl who died this afternoon after being injured at Pitt Town Public School.


Minister welcomes focus on teacher quality

19 February 2014 - “I welcome the Australian Government’s focus on further raising teacher quality,” Mr Piccoli said.


Statement from the Minister for Education: Mowbray Public School

3 February 2014 Far from demolishing the school, in June last year the NSW Government announced a major redevelopment of Mowbray Public School


Statement from the Minister for Education: local school authority

03 February 2014 - Since coming to office in 2011 the NSW Government has introduced major reforms which increase local school authority in public schools.


New TAFE program to help apprenticeship hopefuls

30 January 2014 - TAFE NSW will offer a new initiative to help young people make informed decisions about which apprenticeship is right for them.


New appointments to NSW TAFE Commission Board

30 January 2014 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the appointment of six new members to the NSW TAFE Commission Board.


$67 million of school maintenance undertaken during holidays

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today said that $67.6 million worth of maintenance work was undertaken at nearly 700 schools across the State during the Christmas holidays.


Public education takes majority of 2013 HSC first-in-course places

17 December 2013 - Students from public schools and TAFE NSW institutes won the lion’s share of the 2013 HSC first-in-place awards.


Minister awards 2013 HSC first in course recipients

17 December 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today presented 2013 HSC students with First in Course Awards at an event at Australian Technology Park.


New focus on agricultural education

12 December 2013 - The NSW Government has announced its response to a report into agricultural education and training in the state.


Skills list and quality framework to strengthen training in NSW

10 December 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the NSW Skills List and the NSW Quality Framework for vocational education and training.


Teacher quality and student learning focus

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced that student learning and teacher quality are the focus of the NSW Government’s new salary agreement with more than 62,000 teachers at 2,230


Statement from the Minister for Education: Sydney schools

18 November 2013 - In the last financial year the NSW Government has replaced over 100 demountable classrooms in schools across the state.


$80m to boost student results in rural and remote schools

7 November 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced $80 million over four years to improve student learning in rural and remote public schools across the State.


$35 million to upgrade connected communities schools

2 November 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced a $35 million capital investment and maintenance program.


More funding and a new funding model for preschools

24 October 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that preschool children are to benefit from a new funding model that will make available $150 million to community preschools


$100m extra support for public schools

22 October 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced an additional $100 million in funding for NSW public schools.


Minister launches new resource for sun safety

8 October 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today visited Grays Point Public School to launch a new information pack that provides schools with the latest advice on sun safety.


New teacher scholarships, cadetships and placements

2 October 2013 - Applications have opened for the new cadetships, internships and rural scholarships for student teachers, announced as part of the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reforms.


Minister announces new body for education and teaching standards

24 September 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced that the NSW Government will introduce landmark reform to drive improvements in student outcomes in NSW.


Early childhood teaching scholarships awarded

2 September 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today congratulated the inaugural recipients of the NSW Government’s Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship.


Government announces new directions for TAFE NSW

28 August 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced new directions for TAFE NSW with the release of the TAFE NSW Statement of Owner Expectations.


Implementation of Great Teaching, Inspired Learning

13 August 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced plans worth $155 million to give greater support to beginning teachers in NSW government schools.


Education Minister commends school sectors for contribution to reforms

13 August 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has commended the contributions of all school sectors in NSW towards the implementation of the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning (GTIL) reforms.


More teachers to help improve student outcomes

29 July 2013 - NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the deployment of 220 full-time equivalent teachers to boost literacy and numeracy.


NSW leads Australia into international skills competition

01 July 2013 - NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli today wished the Aussie Skillaroos the best of luck as they prepare to take on the world’s top tradespeople at the 42nd Worldskills championships


New transport engineering technology centre

19 June 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced a new multi-million dollar Transport Engineering Technology Centre at Wetherill Park College.


$70 million for Northern Sydney Schools Plan

19 June 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced the Northern Sydney Schools Plan, a $70 million initiative that will address enrolment pressures at schools.


Gonski cash to flow to NSW schools in 2014

18 June 2013 - NSW schools will benefit from the Gonski national education reforms in today’s NSW 2013-14 Budget.


Record $13.95 billion for education, training and early childhood education

18 June 2013 - Education, training and early childhood education receives a record $13.95 billion in the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s 2013-14 Budget.


Statement from the Minister for Education: Gonski

28 May 2013 - The Gonski agreement which the NSW Government signed with the Commonwealth on 23 April 2013 will result in an additional $5 billion education funding for NSW over the next six years


Walk safely to school day

24 May 2013 - NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has thrown his support behind Walk Safely to School Day and the health benefits of walking to school all year round.


Walk safely to school day app launched

22 May 2013 - NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Minister for Sport and Recreation Graham Annesley today launched the ‘National Walk Safely to School Day’ app. Walk safely to school day


New report shows more successful Aboriginal students at TAFE

20 May 2013 - The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today launched the Board of Vocational Education and Training report, Not just a dream: Aboriginal student pathways to higher level


Building for the future

24 April 2013 - While students and staff are on school holidays, the State’s schools have been turned into construction sites with upgrades and minor works occurring at 129 public schools.


NSW to implement Gonski school funding reforms

23 April 2013 - NSW will implement the Gonski national education reforms, securing $5 billion in additional funding for the State’s schools.


Statement from the Minister for Education (14/4/14): Gonski

14 April 2013 - The NSW Government will examine the details of today’s proposal from the Commonwealth Government.


Gonski negotiations

8 April 2013 - NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has expressed his disappointment at the Commonwealth’s politicisation of the Gonski negotiations.


Teachers’ union lying

4 April 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has criticised the Teachers’ Union for lying to the NSW public.


Lower preschool fees for NSW families

21 March 2013 - Preschool fees for 4 and 5-year olds will be more affordable for NSW families, Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced today.


Great Teaching, Inspired Learning – a blueprint for action

6 March 2013 - NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli announced one of the most comprehensive set of reforms to improve teaching quality ever undertaken in Australia.


New chief executive for NSW Institute of Teachers

3 March 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced that after a merit selection process a new Chief Executive of the NSW Institute of Teachers had been appointed.


Smart and Skilled

22 February 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the next stage of implementing the Smart and Skilled reforms for the NSW vocational education and training sector.


Labor lies on demountables

12 February 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has slammed NSW Labor for lying to parents.


Minister welcomes teachers back

29 January 2013 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith have welcomed teachers back to school for the 2013 year during a visit to Coogee Public School today.


Back to school 2014: new school opens in South Western Sydney

29 January 2014 NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O'Farrell and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today welcomed students back to school for 2014 and opened a new $15.


$219 million boost for students who need it most

19 October 2016 - NSW public schools will receive a record $219 million in additional needs-based education funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.

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