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History teachers from across NSW are invited to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour.
The 2017 Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence are being presented at a ceremony today.
A new smartphone app to help students capture their learning in the workplace as part of their HSC VET courses was officially launched today as part of National Skills Week.
The School Readiness Test is now into its third week, with around 550 NSW schools and 55,000 students having participated in 100,000 online tests.
Year One students at Chatswood Public School had a visit from Premier Gladys Berejiklian today despite the fact she is in Seoul, South Korea.
Students who enjoy school, attend regularly and are well-behaved in class are six months ahead of their peers who don’t have the same experience, according to new research from CESE.
A girl who couldn’t speak English when she started school and cried when she had to speak in front of her primary class has won Australia’s premier public speaking competition.
More than 350,000 NSW students will today start sitting for the School Readiness Test, a practice run for the transition to NAPLAN Online.
Ten of the best public school teachers across the State were rewarded for their commitment to quality education with a 2017 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship.
School tributes for Betty Cuthbert
Preliminary results for NAPLAN 2017 will be published here.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has used the launch of Education Week 2017 to vow to give every child in NSW the same opportunity to be their best “no matter where they live” or their background.
Public school students have a chance to follow the footsteps that forged the Anzac spirit by winning a Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship
Details of the 2017 Schools Spectacular featured performers and theme released
Education Week is a state-wide, annual event to celebrate public education in NSW.
Game birds, seafood tortellini and textures of chocolate were on the menu when 40 teachers from NSW public schools became the first to take part in a new VET hospitality industry immersion experience.
28 June 2017 Students from Hawkesbury High School are learning valuable leadership skills with a helping paw from trainee Guide Dog puppies.
Early career teachers at Broken Hill get an insight into Aboriginal culture from local Aboriginal Elders
Inspiring better understanding of vibrant Aboriginal through vision of collecting and showing Aboriginal art
Students from NSW public schools join with Blazeaid to help restore fences destroyed by 2017 Sir Ivan bushfires and create renewed hope for farmers
The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge marked its 10th anniversary this week having clocked up 19,265 years of physical activity by its 2.4 million student participants across the decade.
The prestigious grounds of Harvard University are a long way from the childhood stomping ground of Glebe’s housing commission, but it is a journey Murat Dizdar is about to take.
Mount View High School (Cessnock) to F1 in Schools world championships
Goonellabah Public School students' produce hip-hop video celebrating their identify.
Celebrating innovation, excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools and school communities.
Traditional possum skin cloak a treasured resource at Wagga Wagga’s Riverina Environmental Education Centre.
Five educators from NSW public schools have been awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship at the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.
To recognise and reward outstanding teaching and learning in NSW Public Schools, the NSW Department of Education have launched the annual Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence.
Harmony Day on 21 March is a day we celebrate our cultural diversity and promote social inclusion within our community.
The revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens.
13 February 2017 Coolah Central’s commercial kitchen and the country cooking skills of staff and students were put to good use as a huge bush fire raged to the south-east of the Central West
Jesmond students train as drone pilots.
The ARTEXPRESS 2017 exhibition is now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Our Back to School hotline will operate between 27 January and 24 February to help parents and caregivers with questions they may about the NSW public education system.
Students in NSW public schools have excelled in the Higher School Certificate, placing first in more than 40 courses.
7 December 2016 It started as a virtual debating round robin between a dozen far flung Central West small public schools, but the Small Talk final turned out to be a local derby between two rival
The generosity of Department of Education employees and their support for Stewart House has been acknowledged with a prestigious national award.
Student performers from across NSW returned to their schools today still on a high after the biggest and one of the best Schools Spectaculars ever.
Two NSW public school principals have been recognised for their dedication and commitment to education and professional development in the John Laing Awards 2016.
25 November 2016 The Schools Spectacular cast today took part in a historic moment when they set a Guinness World Records ™ title.
The students of Hunter River High School held a whole-school assembly to mark White Ribbon Day.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will today visit students and teachers at Fort Street Public School to see firsthand the school’s education entrepreneurship program.
Daniel Hwang, School Captain of Artarmon Public School in Sydney’s North Shore, has won the NSW state final of the 2016 Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition.
21 November 2016 Mr Richard Gill AO has been appointed the inaugural occupant of the King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Conservatorium Chair in Music Education at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney.
Stanford Merthyr Infants new hall
Saccharose, phlegmatic, gymkhana and pianissimo. These are just some of the words students had to grapple with in the 2016 Premier’s Spelling Bee.
NSW public schools and teachers have been recognised for their innovation and achievements in public education.
World War 1 Honour Board - NSW Department of Education
Media Release from Premier Mike Baird about the launch of Education Week 2016.
The 39 super talented singers who will headline the Schools Spectacular as Featured Artists have been named.
The NSW Teachers Federation assertion in recent media reports that women on maternity leave are disadvantaged by standards based pay is unfounded.
1 July 2016 The advantages of embarking on a teaching career in rural and remote public schools were highlighted to 66 pre-service teachers who spent five days ‘beyond the line’.
The Department of Education on the 27th June 2016 signed contracts for the final element of the LMBR system for NSW public schools.
Now is the time to snap up the pick of seats at the 2016 Schools Spectacular.
The community is being invited to suggest names for the renewed academically selective high school that will open at Glenfield in 2023.
Schools Spectacular 2016’s new home, QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park has expanded the stage of what is regarded as Australia’s most popular variety show.
The NSW Government has handed down the 2016 - 17 Budget today announcing record education spending.
The Acting Secretary, Peter Riordan, has congratulated recipients of the Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List.
The Premier, Mike Baird, has today announced Mark Scott as the Secretary of the Department of Education.
27 May 2016 The 2015 annual report is now available to view and download.
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) has released 2015 data from programs supporting the fairness and integrity of the NSW HSC.
Ten NSW public school teachers have been recognised for their commitment to improving the quality of the next generation of teachers.
Peter Riordan, Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services, will be the Acting Secretary of the Department of Education from today.
Monday 1 February 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of The School Magazine which is now read by more than 130 000 students across Australia every month.
New geography lesson plans that encourage high school students to become involved in urban and regional planning are being introduced to the NSW school curriculum.
The hopes and aspirations of students - our leaders of tomorrow – is the theme of a new song, Supernova, written and sung by a group of Schools Spectacular performers and alumni.
Department Secretary Dr Michele Bruniges AM has congratulated Laura Debnam and Steven Collins after they were awarded individual honours at the Premier’s Awards for Public Service.
18 November 2015 Agricultural education in South Western Sydney is set to be boosted by the investment of more than $165 million in new and upgraded schools and extra classrooms.
The music program widely recognised as Australia’s fame school is giving young singers and songwriters the opportunity to hone their skills early next year.
White Ribbon Day on 25 November focuses on the message that violence against women is never acceptable and that everyone should speak up when they see, or hear about, such incidents.
30 October 2015 An exhibition program that displays the work of school students in public venues opened this week in Sydney.
Additional funding is being delivered to NSW public schools in 2016 through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM).
An experienced local principal who lives in the area has been appointed to head the new lower north shore primary school, which opens next year.
Using dance to spread their messages of positive body image, resilience and overcoming adversary, over1500 public school students performed as part of the annual 2015 State Dance Festival.
More than 1000 school children from 106 public schools in Sydney and from five Chinese provinces will get the chance to revel in the musical aspects of each other's cultures.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) closes for students on Friday 21 August. Is your child eligible for a certificate?
From today the Department of Education and Communities will now be known as the Department of Education following administrative changes to a number of NSW Government agencies.
A team of department heritage officers and staff from the NSW Government Architects Office have been honoured at the National Trust Awards.
7 May 2015 Education leaders from Australia and overseas meet in Sydney today to discuss how schools are complementing national disability reforms to ensure students with disability have the
5 March 2015 - The academic excellence, leadership and service of international students who studied at NSW government schools last year has been praised at a ceremony to mark their achievements.
The state’s community language schools network has been strengthened with the injection of an additional $400,000 in funding.
TAFE NSW initiatives are prominent in the latest round of StudyNSW Partner Projects aimed at improving international students’ experiences in NSW.
Blaxland High graduate, Jessica Fox and Blayney High's Kurt Fearnley ranked among the top honours in the inaugural Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards celebrated at Melbourne Museum.
Parents considering paying a deposit to secure a place at a childcare centre or preschool should read the contract carefully.
Renowned artist Jasper Knight has launched 'The Wilkins Collection - Celebrating 40 years of New South Wales Higher School Certificate Visual Arts'.
A new Smart and Skilled website is available with useful resources and tools for students and employers.
The Acting Secretary of the Department of Education and Communities, Peter Riordan, has congratulated government school students who came first in HSC courses for 2014.
19 December 2014 Support is available to families following the incidents that occurred recently in Sydney’s Martin Place.
Holroyd High School principal Dorothy Hoddinott AO has won the 2014 Human Rights Medal.
In view of the ongoing siege in the Sydney CBD, and the uncertainty surrounding security arrangements, all planned excursions to the Sydney CBD area are cancelled for Tuesday 16 December and until
4 December 2014 - Andrew Johnson, Acting Secretary General of the ChildFund Alliance, has been appointed as the first Advocate for Children and Young People in NSW.
4 December 2014 - A teacher whose grandfather served as a light horseman at Gallipoli and the great granddaughter of Alec Campbell, Australia’s last Anzac are among the 100 students and 28 teachers wh
It has been 30 years since the London Symphony Orchestra visited Australia and more than 100 years since one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky wrote Petrushka.
Fifty NSW schools have won Food Gardens in Schools grants worth $3,500 each, and 46 have won Eco Schools grants worth $2,500 each.
The new government high school serving Sydney’s North Shore has been officially named as Cammeraygal High School.
Linda O’Brien, Granville Boys High School principal, has been named one of Australia’s 10 most influential women.
Ten NSW students were recognised for their achievement in community languages at a special ceremony in Sydney on 29 September.
1 October 2014 A group of Aboriginal students will make history when a canoe they built becomes part of the Eora Gallery display at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.
Student artists from schools across the state have had their artworks chosen for this year’s popular Operation Art touring exhibition.
Imagine more than 800 boys and girls whirling and twirling in full ballroom regalia, watched by a packed audience.
09 September 2014 The longest continuously-serving school in Australia, Newcastle East Public School, has plans for its February 2016 bicentenary celebration well in hand.
The secondary schools that will have the opportunity to send students to the Anzac Day Dawn Service Commemorations at Gallipoli in April 2015 have been announced.
1 September 2014 The Premier Mike Baird has congratulated 22 teachers from across NSW who have been recognised for their commitment to quality education with a 2014 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship.
Camden Haven High School students Ethan Cunningham and Jack Beukers have won a statewide bridge-building competition coinciding with Australian Engineering Week.
The biographical details of education department staff who enlisted in World War I and WWII have been brought to life in digital form for the first time, the culmination of a
Sydney Girls High School Year 12 student, Theodora Von Arnim, won the National Final of the Plain English Speaking Award held in Adelaide yesterday.
100 school students and up to 28 supervising teachers will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent NSW at the official Anzac Day commemorative services at Gallipoli in 2015.
The success of Anja Nissen, The Voice Australia 2014 winner, will be an inspiration to the thousands of public school students across NSW who are preparing for this year's Schools Spectacular.
The inaugural principal of the new government high school serving Sydney’s North Shore will be Kathy Melky, the current deputy principal of North Sydney Girls’ High School.
A record number of students - almost 300,000 from 1270 schools - have signed up for this year’s NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge.
Wanting to kick-start your career as a teacher in a NSW public school? New opportunities for future teachers are now available to HSC students, current university students, including final year
NSW Year 8 to Year 10 school students have been invited to submit creative money management tips for young people.
Staying safe online, particularly in a relation to personal information, is the focus of Privacy Awareness Week 2014, which is being held on 4-10 May.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a colourful insight into Aboriginal culture and the talents of NSW public school students at an event at the Sydney Opera House.
More than 100 Sydney schools participated in the 2014 Schools Remember Anzac Commemoration Service on Wednesday, 9 April.
Young people have been invited to say what attracts them to volunteering and what makes volunteering and unpaid work valuable to them.
The Secretary of the department, Dr Michele Bruniges, has again registered for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise funds and awareness about homelessness.
The last and most prestigious of several exhibitions featuring the best artworks by 2013 Higher School Certificate visual arts students has opened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
A successful professional development programis giving teachers the opportunity to undertake an international study tour and visit some of the world’s best schools and centres of teaching and learning
All NSW public schools have been directed to engage qualified arborists as soon as practicable to review the safety condition of trees on school grounds.
The Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO has acknowledged 51 international students who attended NSW public high schools last year.
Rhinos in the 'wilds' of Sydney? Yes, believe your eyes. Local numbers of rhinoceroses are definitely on the rise across NSW.
Deputy Director-General, Schools, Greg Prior today wished all new and returning students well for a great year of learning in 2014.
The Australian Government is seeking comment on proposals to improve online safety for children.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students are encouraged to apply for the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) 2014 National Gathering.
A group of eight talented Aboriginal dancers will feature in several of Sydney’s major Australia Day events on Sunday, 26 January.
Students from public schools and TAFE NSW institutes have won the lion’s share of the 2013 HSC first-in-place awards.
The NSW Government has announced details of two key components of its Smart and Skilled reforms of the vocational education and training sector in the state.
Eighty primary and secondary schools building food gardens and establishing innovative environmental programs are to receive Environmental Trust Grants totalling $220,000.
Campbelltown Performing Arts High School has been selected by Microsoft as being among the world’s most innovative users of technology to transform how students learn in the
Fifty works by students from Kindergarten to Year 10 are hanging in the Art Gallery of NSW for a month before touring regional galleries next year.
The work of the department and its staff featured prominently when the 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards for Public Service were announced at a ceremony in Sydney.
The NSW Government has announced a detailed plan to improve student learning in rural and remote public schools across New South Wales and reduce the gap in educational achievement
28 October 2013 - NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has presented top performing students who took part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge with medals and certificates of achievement.
25 October 2013 - World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation to the thousands of great teachers in New South Wales schools who daily inspire a love of learning in their students.
Public school and Sport & Recreation sites closed on Friday 25 October 2013 due to bushfire danger.
Public schools will receive an additional $100 million following the implementation by the NSW Government of a new funding model.
A new initiative will see Aboriginal students in Campbelltown and Tamworth receive personalised and practical support to stay in school and prepare for a successful transition to
Nineteen dedicated public school parents across the state have been recognised for their exemplary work in partnership with their children's schools
The NSW Government has launched a new information pack that provides schools with the latest advice on sun safety.
Among the 50 student artworks selected for a prestigious touring exhibition is one imbued with particular significance.
Applications are open for a program of cadetships, internships and rural scholarships for student teachers, announced as part of the NSW government’s Great Teaching, Inspired
Ten NSW students have been recognised for their achievement in languages at a ceremony in Sydney.
The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today announced that the NSW Government will introduce landmark reform to drive improvements in student outcomes in NSW.
An education setting has been established in Newcastle to support self-motivated secondary school students.
The Kids in the Park school holiday program returns to Sydney Olympic Park with more than 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained.
It was with immense pride and excitement that more than 600 students, family members, teachers, Aboriginal Education staff and special guests entered Bay 17 CarriageWorks in Sydney for the 2013
Students attending NSW public schools across the state are encouraged to apply for the Public Education Foundation's prestigious scholarships for the 2014 school year.
Thousands of excited young musicians from the length and breadth of NSW recently converged on the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for the annual Festival of Instrumental Music.
Reforms to the vocational education and training system in NSW are being made to ensure we have individuals gaining the skills that are in demand.
It's Outdoor Education Week - the perfect time to reflect on how outdoor education plays a major role in students' learning, problem solving abilities and wellbeing.
In the early 1990s Jennifer English walked away from teaching convinced she had chosen the wrong career.
At 26 years old, English teacher Angelina Bea has the world at her feet, literally.
The NSW Government has announced a call for expressions of interest from non-government organisations to coordinate and match local education, training and employment opportunities.
TAFE NSW has launched an innovative web-based mobile application which provides a smart way to assess and recognise skills through a process that is mobile and convenient for students,
The NSW Government has set new directions for TAFE NSW during a period of reform in the vocational education and training area.
The department has launched a new app that helps students of all ages practise and improve their spelling.
In the old sandstone building of the University of Sydney's Great Hall a lofty debate ensued between two teams from Penrith and Sydney Boys high schools.
A new online tool is available to schools that enable teachers to share examples of effective teaching in literacy and numeracy.
Public Education Week was celebrated with amazing stories across the state illustrating the spirit of NSW public schools.
A curriculum expert in the department has received a prestigious award for research into mathematics.
On the eve of the final State of Origin rugby league game earlier this month another heated final was taking place between NSW and Queensland schools - the State of Debate.
An app that uses the human face as the focus for learning has been launched by the department to support young children in early literacy and numeracy.
Ideology, theory and tradition have long played leading roles in shaping education systems around the world, but data shows us how we stack up against each other.
Science teacher Donna Azzi made history when a biodiversity research expedition she was with in Australia’s Red Centre discovered a new species of scorpion.
Thirteen talented young people are on the fast track to a successful career in the music industry, thanks to a highly successful artist mentoring scheme for students in NSW public secondary schools.
NAIDOC Week was very special this year for one of NSW public schools’ newest principals.
TAFE NSW has again asserted its pre-eminence in quality tourism and hospitality training
Sydney Aboriginal dance students have lived their dream and shared the Sydney Opera House stage with world-class dancers.
More than 100 Kindergarten students have learned the sky really is the limit when it comes to what they can do in life.
The NSW Government is supporting projects that reach young people who may ordinarily miss out and get them involved in their communities.
A powerful video clip performed by a hip-hop artist has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission to send a strong anti-racism message to young people.
The NSW Government will commence a major capital works program to provide new schools and new classrooms at existing schools in the northern Sydney area.
The NSW Government has allocated a record $13.95 billion for education, training and early childhood education in the 2013-14 Budget.
How do high schools share with the broader community the incredible array of programs they run for their students?
The NSW Government announced today that every school in NSW will have flashing school zone lights installed by December 2015.
An artwork entered by a group of 45 students with special needs won first place in their age division at the Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2013.
Endeavour Sports High School has won the NSW final of the inaugural State of Debate All Schools Challenge, a National Rugby League Museum initiative designed to engage students from NSW and Queensland in debating themes of sport, ethics and wellbeing.
One of the advantages for Aboriginal students who take HSC Aboriginal studies is they can use the opportunity to get to know their family and their culture better.
Public schools across the state are participating in Reconciliation Week to celebrate the contributions, cultures and histories of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The department has signed a landmark agreement with two key Vietnamese education and training providers, further cementing the ties between NSW and the South-East Asian nation.
Five NSW public school teachers from across the state were recently immersed in the innovative world of Google.
It's easy for Martin Moore to talk about his pet subject Benson.
The NSW Minister for Health has announced that legislation will be introduced to the Parliament dealing with enrolment in child care facilities and immunisation requirements.
In the lead-up to National Walk Safely to School Day, the NSW Government has launched an app to encourage students to be more physically active.
Australia's favourite librarian can be found at Cessnock West Public School.
This update relates to an incident that occurred on Friday morning at Haberfield Public School.
Ground-breaking research in western NSW public schools has led to a maths intervention strategy that may improve student results in numeracy in as little as 12 months.
For most students their first taste of Shakespeare comes as a shock. So why not introduce it to them before they reach their teen years when their “walls are up against the world”?
Regional students received star treatment during entertainment workshops led by the Talent Development Project.
1 May 2013 An ingenious use of technology connects teachers in regular virtual ‘blow-in’ sessions on the recorder.
The NSW Schools Manga Mai Awards recognise innovation, excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in New South Wales public schools, school communities and the education department offices.
When teacher Lisa Roth asked her principal to read the draft of a book her class had begun producing on the lives of migrants to Australia she suggested she have a box of tissues on hand.
The hard work of 36 principals, teachers and students has been rewarded with the announcement of the Public Education Foundation's scholarship recipients for 2013.
A group of Aboriginal students from a remote two-shop town in western NSW recently travelled almost 800kms to Sydney to have the time of their lives.
When Angela Lyris launched her school leaders' induction ceremony she told the audience a personal story to reflect what she believed to be strong leadership qualities.
Two of the state’s best public school principals have won the inaugural Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship.
The department yesterday held its annual Anzac Day remembrance service to commemorate NSW teachers who served in all conflicts.
New South Wales’ new Working With Children Check will be stronger and more efficient for employers and workers when it takes effect on June 15 2013.
Protecting the privacy of personal information is increasingly important at a time when we are sharing more details about ourselves online than ever before.
NSW public school teacher Mardi Croke was last year presented with the Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement after being nominated by one of her students.
Like many people who walk through the city and see people sleeping on the streets, the department’s Director-General Michele Bruniges wonders why as a society we can’t do more to help the homeless.
The West of the NSW Divide Wind Ensemble, comprising students from seventeen secondary schools, has won a gold award in the Hong Kong International Youth Music Festival.
Schools in Sydney’s south-west are hoping to put the boot into online bullying thanks to a pilot program developed out of student research.
There are not many teachers that can inspire students to stay back two hours.
A principal passionate about bike safety has launched a regular bike bus to help students practise their skills and to spend more quality time with them.
A group of students from schools across NSW will make a pilgrimage to sites of military significance in South East Asia, including Singapore, in an effort to learn more about the Anzac legacy.
A major reform to support Aboriginal students has been launched by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello.
Sharing a story, song, or sonnet with young children each and every day from birth is the aim of the national Let’s Read Early Literacy Program launched yesterday.
A program tapping into young Aboriginal students' passion for footy is keeping their eye on the main game - their studies at Coonamble High School.
When the first female Speaker of the NSW Parliament and former teacher Shelley Hancock shared high tea with a group of Sydney students, she thought it only fitting to return the gesture.
Bowral High School students were exposed to the extremes of life when they undertook a cultural exchange in Cambodia and Thailand.
A south western Sydney public school has been recognised for its outstanding achievement and contribution in promoting a cohesive community and developing social harmony and unity.
A unique cultural partnership is taking teaching and learning beyond the classroom, helping to break down racial stereotypes and build lifelong friendships with our neighbour, Indonesia.
The hard work of 36 principals, teachers and students will be rewarded next month with the announcement of the Public Education Foundation’s scholarship recipients for 2013.
More than 100,000 students across New South Wales are today taking a united stand against bullying and violence.
Eagle Vale High School, which was damaged by fire over the weekend, is open to students.
The young at heart are being encouraged to get active this Seniors Week 2013 (17 – 24 March) and take advantage of the great opportunities being offered by Sport and Recreation Centres
The most comprehensive set of reforms ever undertaken in Australia to improve teacher quality have been released by the NSW Government.
The education department is encouraging schools across the state to support the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on 15 March 2013.
Which program offers young people the chance to make a committed personal challenge to reach their potential? The challenge can be continued over many years and comprises four sections:
When Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of peace icon Mahatma Gandhi, met with Sydney school students, teachers and senior department staff, it was one of the highlights of their lives.
When teacher Rohit Prasad was given an invitation for some of his students to join a unique wildlife program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, the boys didn't hesitate in showing their enthusiasm.
More than 2,000 years ago the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote that excellence was never an accident. Instead it was the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.
An exhibition featuring 42 of the best artworks by 2012 Higher School Certificate visual arts students is now on display at the Art Gallery of NSW.
When Michelle Hampson wants her students to learn without realising she lets her mummy do the talking.
The skill, grace and creativity of some of the state's most accomplished young dancers were on display recently in a series of performances in Sydney.
A maths lesson dating back to 1961 has been found preserved on a blackboard at a public school in Sydney's south west.
An Olympian effort by the department's arts unit has produced a dazzling opening ceremony for an Australian international youth sports festival.
Many of the NSW public schools which returned to class this week will be enjoying the additional support of a team of 50 Instructional Leaders.
In the lead-up to the start of the new school year, the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli addressed the more than 70 new principals who take up the key leadership role for the first time in 2013.
New online information and a phone hotline will provide parents and caregivers with advice about how they can best prepare for the new school year.
It’s not just students who are busy preparing to return to NSW high schools – a group of newly-appointed principals will also be ‘hitting the books’ in advance of entering into their new roles.
27 August 2013 A group of Aboriginal dance students from schools across the state have been selected to take part in a program where they will learn from mentors from Australia’s leading Indigenous
29 July 2014 The second phase of a $32 million program to install flashing lights at all school zones by the end of next year has been launched by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Roads Minister Duncan
1 September 2015 What started as a way of testing the acoustics of a new venue 32 years ago has developed into iconic cultural event that shines a spotlight on the talents of NSW public school
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