What’s this about?
The first major reform of our curriculum in 30 years is starting with English and Mathematics K–2 syllabuses.
Reform recommendations will shape the new syllabuses of the NSW Curriculum Reform, and identify priorities for the early, middle and later years of schooling:
- building strong foundations for future learning by 2022 with new English and Mathematics syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 2
- more time for teaching by 2022 by reducing the hours teachers spend on extra-curricular topics and issues and compliance requirements
- strengthening post school pathways by 2022 with new learning areas for Years 11 and 12 that clearly link learning to future employment and study options
- a new curriculum from 2024 with new syllabuses focused on what is essential to know and do in early and middle years of schooling, and key learning areas in the senior years.
Have your say
The first draft syllabuses of the NSW Curriculum Reform have been released. Have your say on the English and Mathematics K–2 draft syllabuses. This additional three-week consultation is to confirm the revisions made after feedback on the English and Mathematics K–2: Draft outcomes and content (23 March 2021 to 30 April 2021).