Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is encouraging Central Coast teachers and parents to provide input and help shape the new curriculum for Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2.
Mr Crouch said the proposed English and Maths syllabuses would prioritise the basics and help to raise standards.
“This review of the school curriculum has been commissioned by the NSW Government and is the first of its kind in 30 years,” Mr Crouch said.
“The world has changed so much over the past 30 years and the school curriculum must keep pace, so that our youngest students can build strong foundations for their future.
“45 expert Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers have already provided their feedback but the NSW Government is also inviting Central Coast teachers, parents and the wider community to provide feedback.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said literacy and numeracy skills are critical to unlocking young people’s potential while at school, improving their academic outcomes and enhancing their careers.
“The new curriculum will see all educators teaching essential knowledge in evidence-based sequences for our students to build important foundational knowledge,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We have prioritised essential content and provided clear examples to teachers to reduce ambiguity.
“Teachers are the drivers of student outcomes. By reducing the clutter and confusion for teachers, it allows them to focus on their students.
“Our approach to these reforms is evidence-driven and focused on student success. The feedback we have had from teachers is very positive and confirms we are moving in the right direction.”
Public feedback will be accepted until Friday, 30 April. To read the consultation materials and provide feedback, go to: www.educationalstandards.nsw.edu.au.