It is Education Week next week and NSW public schools will celebrate with the theme ‘Learning Together’ drawing on the education community’s sentiment of 2020. Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott said schools faced unprecedented challenges this year, and Education Week would provide an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the public school community in the face of adversity. “The year started with communities still suffering the impacts of drought and the destructive summer bushfires, while flooding forced the closure of some schools. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck and totally disrupted our way of life, changing the way we learn and socialise.”
“Despite these significant disruptions our staff, in partnership with parents and carers, have worked tirelessly to ensure that high quality teaching and learning has continued for all students.”
This year’s events will focus on opportunities to celebrate virtually. The week will start with a live stream on Monday featuring public schools across NSW. The Education Week 2020 website at education.nsw.gov.au/edweek20 offers a wealth of ideas for schools.