From the Leader of Learning

From the Leader of Learning

The education landscape constantly evolves, demanding that we adapt and innovate to ensure our students receive the best possible education. 

The Winds of Change in Curriculum

Over the past few years, there has been a growing recognition of the need for a more relevant and adaptable curriculum that equips students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required for success. In response, the NSW government has embarked on a comprehensive curriculum reform.

NESA says: “The new curriculum will give students more time to focus on key learning areas so that they can acquire a deeper understanding of central concepts. It will ensure students develop strong foundations for learning, life and work in a complex and fast-changing world.”

What Does This Mean for Our College?

Like all schools in the state, our college will undergo a series of changes in response to this curriculum reform. These changes will encompass various aspects of our teaching and learning practices, curriculum content, and assessment methods. The curriculum reform timeline can be seen here. 

The Role of Teachers

Our dedicated teaching staff will play a pivotal role in implementing these changes successfully. It’s essential for teachers to be well-informed and prepared for the new curriculum requirements. To this end, we are committed to investing in our teachers’ professional development.

Staff development days will be scheduled to ensure that our educators have the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to navigate these changes effectively.

Our Mathematics and English staff have been working to plan programs for Years 7 and 9 in 2024. Staff in these faculties will be focused on Year 7 and Year 9 programming on our Staff Development Day on Monday 9 October 2023.



Planning for the Future

To navigate the upcoming changes effectively, it is crucial for our teachers to engage in thoughtful and proactive planning. Curriculum mapping, lesson planning, and assessment strategies must be aligned with the new curriculum standards. From time-to-time, teaching teams will be given release from face-to-face teaching to work on programs.

Our Leadership Team will work closely with our teaching staff to provide guidance and support throughout this process over the next 2 to 3 years.

In closing, I want to express my excitement about the opportunities this curriculum reform brings to our College. 

Mr Justin Hodges, Leader of Learning
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