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School curriculum changes NSW: What that means for our kids

The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian has today announced that NSW plans to implement the largest overhaul to the school curriculum seen in the last 30 years. These changes will affect children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and are planned to commence in 2021. So, what do these changes mean to your kids?

 

Back to basics

The NSW Government’s school curriculum wants a back to basics approach with the emphasis being heavily laid on both literacy and numeracy. The new curriculum has been put together to ensure:

  • Every student learns with understanding
  • Every student builds skills in applying knowledge
  • Every student makes excellent ongoing progress in their learning

 

To achieve this they have decided to:

  • Focus on literacy and numeracy as core subjects
  • Reduce unnecessary subjects to declutter the curriculum
  • For Year 11 and Year 12, focus on pathways and opportunities for university and TAFE

 

Preparing kids for the future

These changes are planned to create a curriculum that supports teachers to provide their students with knowledge, skills and attributes that lead into future learning, employment and citizenship by igniting a passion and wonder in what they are taught.

Professor Geoff Masters has conducted a review and agrees that the changes are necessary.

‘We are investing record amounts into education and the results need to match this. We need to make a change if we want NSW to improve by global standards.’ – Gladys Berejiklian

 

To read the full report click here: NSW Curriculum Review 

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