Get #FirstDay2021 ready for the new school year

From the Department
From the department 21 Jan 2021 Be prepared for the new school year with our back to school tips and tools. The start of a new school year can be both an exciting and demanding time for parents and students alike. Our parents and carersBack to school hubcan help you prepare for the year ahead with practical articles, tools, activities, calendars and checklists so you and your child can be ready from day1, term 1. Find out about our COVID-safe school guidelines, download fun activity sheets to complete with your child, read about our health and wellbeing resources and more. If your child is starting kindergarten, check out ourstarting school guidefor everything you need to know from enrolment to what to expect throughout your child’s first school year.
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Join in the virtual NAIDOC Week celebrations

From the Department
Education celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020 (8 – 15 November 2020) with the theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. It’s a time to reflect and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the First Nation peoples – recognising them as the traditional owners of the land. Schools were invited to film and submit videos to celebrate history, culture and achievements of past and present Aboriginal and Torres Strait students.
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Maths Trains Brains for the future

From the Department
Parents and carers can now explore the importance of mathematical skills with the newEveryday Mathsexperience, featuring activities, resources and explainers targeted to year groups. The digital launch is part of theNSW Mathematics Strategy 2025, which aims to strengthen mathematics teaching in NSW public schools, promote understanding of the usefulness of mathematics and build positive perceptions of mathematics. Tune intoEducation LIVEto find out how high profile Australians like media guru Kellie Hush, former Olympian Steve Solomon and former Masterchef AliceZaslavsky use maths in their everyday lives.
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Have your before and after school care needs changed?

From the Department
The Department of Education wants to hear from all NSW parents about their specific care needs in light of COVID-19. The NSW Government is committed to making before and after school care available to families at all NSW public primary schools, but we understand your work arrangements and care needs may have changed due to COVID-19.
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Updates to COVID-19 restrictions affecting NSW schools

From the Department
Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW NSW Health has awebsiteto inform you of the actions you should take if you have been in a location where there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 within NSW. Monitor the site and follow the relevant health advice if you have been at any of the locations at the specified dates and times.
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