First review of curriculum for kindergarten to Year 2 in 30 years

Parents and teachers are being encouraged to have input into the first review in 30 years of the school curriculum for kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils.

The review has been commissioned by the NSW Government with the aim being that the proposed English and Maths syllabuses would prioritise the basics and help to raise standards.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said this review was the first of its kind in 30 years.

“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,” he said.

“Forty-five expert Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers have already provided their feedback, but the NSW Government also wants to hear from parents and the wider community.”

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said the new curriculum would see all educators teaching essential knowledge in evidence based sequences to build important foundational knowledge.

“We have prioritised essential content and provided clear examples to teachers to reduce ambiguity.

“By reducing the clutter and confusion for teachers, it allows them to focus on their students.

“The feedback we have had from teachers is very positive and confirms that we are moving in the right direction,” Mitchell said.

Public feedback will be accepted until Friday, April 30, online at educationalstandards.nsw.edu.au

Source:
Media release, Mar 29
Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch

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