New South Wales is at the forefront of revitalising all curricula, equipping students to continue contributing to Australian society in the 21st century, and the English and Mathematics K–2 syllabuses are the first to be implemented. They are essential in establishing foundations for future learning success, particularly the development of oral language, reading, writing, mathematical knowledge and skills.
Whilst the Junior School staff have participated in professional learning to familiarise themselves with the new curriculum to be implemented in 2023 and 2024, Kindergarten teachers commenced the journey to plan collaboratively and administer the new K-2 English curriculum last year. As part of the NESA TENS (Teacher Expert Network) Friends, PLC Sydney teachers were given the task of providing direct feedback to NESA through user testing. To facilitate this effectively, Kindergarten teachers also embarked on their own study, reflecting on current practice and interrogating the evidence and research that underpin the new K-2 English syllabus.