Minister Stokes

Media releases from Minister Stokes

First look at major upgrade for Byron Bay Public School

16 September 2017 - The Byron Bay Public School community got its first look today at how its proposed major upgrade will look with a new flythrough animation.


Awards celebrate excellence in public schools

13 September 2017 Education Minister Rob Stokes today honoured the most outstanding students, teachers and parents across NSW public schools in the Minister’s Awards for Excellence for 2017.


Final countdown begins for HSC 2017

13 September 2017 It’s the beginning of the ‘business end’ of the school year, with more than 70,000 students counting down to the official end of Year 12, less than two weeks away.


Support for principals to focus on leadership

11 September 2017 - A focus on principals as educational leaders is the rationale behind a new school leadership strategy.


Support boost for refugee students in non-government schools

31 August 2017 - Newly arrived refugees attending Catholic and independent schools will benefit from $2.7 million to fund intensive language tuition and other specialist support.


Top educators honoured with Premier's teacher scholarships

10 August 2017 - NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today congratulated 21 of the State’s best teachers whose commitment to quality education has been rewarded with a 2017 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship. 


Strong NSW NAPLAN performance

3 August 2017 - NSW students scored above the national average and rank in the top three for all tests for all year levels.


Education Week a time to showcase public school excellence

Education Minister Rob Stokes today applauded the dedication of staff in NSW Governments schools who daily improve children’s lives through the transformative power of education.


Launch of new school anti-bullying strategy

22 July 2017 A comprehensive anti-bullying resource, developed under the guidance of leading Australian academics is now available for use by students, teachers and parents.


Major upgrade at Cherrybrook Technology High School underway

20 July 2017 - Cherrybrook Technology High School will receive 18 new classrooms under a $12 million expansion now underway.


Record $4.2 billion for NSW schools

20 June 2017 - The NSW Government will spend $4.2 billion over the next four years on capital expenditure to cater for surging enrolments.


NSW Budget: Education infrastructure funding up 61 per cent in $4.2 billion school building boom

19 June 2017 - The NSW Government will start building or upgrading more than 120 schools and complete work on another 33 over the next four years.


New HSC science course for next generation of scientists and researchers

29 May 2017 - new HSC Science Extension Course offers new research opportunities for students.


Rich history of showcase high rise school site

29 May 2017 - Valuable archaeological finds are being recorded and preserved as site work preparation continues for the new high rise Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public Schools.


Denistone East Pool's wider wave of benefits

12 May 2017 - An indoor aquatic centre is set to be built at Denistone East Public School under a shared use project agreement.


Maintenance blitz for schools with biggest need

2 May 2017 - Government schools with the longest maintenance lists will have them slashed in coming months with a record $390 million being spent on a new backlog repair blitz announced today. 


New $17 million Fernhill School officially opened

1 May 2017 - Students with physical and intellectual disabilities will benefit from a hydrotherapy pool, sensory garden and purpose-built learning areas at the new Fernhill School.


New high school for students in inner Sydney

27 April 2017 - Students in inner Sydney will have a new world-class high-rise school designed by an award-winning architectural firm, Education Minister Rob Stokes announced today.


New unit to deliver better school infrastructure

27 April 2017 - Education Minister Rob Stokes today announced the establishment of a powerful new delivery unit to oversee the planning, supply and maintenance of NSW schools.


Release of HSC English texts for 2019

31 March 2017 - Education Minister Rob Stokes welcomed today’s release of the HSC English prescribed texts and confirmed that Year 12 students will be required to study a high quality novel.


More trees, more places for Manly Vale Public

31 March 2017 - Greater environmental protection for nearby greenspace is a priority of the revised plan for the redevelopment of Manly Vale Public School, which will deliver 40 new classrooms, a new


Stronger digital skills for future teachers

27 March 2017 - A review of NSW university teaching degrees has identified the need to better prepare teachers for an increasingly digital and online world.


Gareth Ward appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Education

23 March 2017 - Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today said he will be a passionate advocate for school students and teachers in his new appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for Education.


Healthier menus for school canteens

28 February 2017 - School canteens will promote freshly made foods such as sandwiches, pastas and stir fries.


Regional education reforms applauded

8 February 2017 - Minister for Education Rob Stokes praised the achievements of his predecessor Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli.


Delivering a better future for NSW students

4 February 2017 - More high quality schools will be delivered under draft planning reforms to address the increasing enrolments caused by the state’s strong population growth.

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