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Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

JuneReturn to top
Tarnisha and Paige with Jane Hegarty

Hunter Regional Apprenticeship & Traineeship Award Winners

Tarnisha Winsor and Paige McConnell (pictured with Jane Hegarty) won their respective categories at the Hunter Regional Apprenticeship and Traineeship awards held in Newcastle. Tarnisha was nominated for the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year and Paige was nominated for the VET in Schools Student of the Year in the Vocational category. Both Tarnisha and Paige will go on to represent the Hunter Region at the NSW State Training Awards to be held in Sydney at a later date.... Read more

Paige brings home silver at the World Skills

Paige takes home silver at World Skills

Paige recently represented New South Wales at the National World Skills VETiS Business Services competition in Sydney, bringing home silver. This was an excellent result and demonstrates what students from Merriwa Central School can achieve if they are prepared to try out new opportunities that are made available to them. Congratulations Paige!... Read more

MayReturn to top
Paige McConnell and Tarnisha Winsor

VET Students off to Regional Award Presentation

Paige McConnell (Merriwa Central School VET Student) and Tarnisha Winsor (Indigenous VET Student) will be heading to the NSW State Training - Hunter Region Award Presentation on Friday 22 June.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more