Return Of Students
As students and staff are preparing for a return to face-to-face learning in NSW public schools next month, the NSW Government is ensuring that all schools are safe, clean and secure. The Department of Education is carrying out a systematic review of all learning spaces, including libraries and halls, to ensure all schools continue to operate in the safest ways possible. The review will focus on ventilation in classrooms and also provide support to schools to adapt lessons to make full use of school facilities including outdoor learning areas. This mammoth task includes 2,200 schools in the public system. “The health of students and staff has always been our priority and parents should feel confident their child’s school is well equipped to keep them as safe as possible,” said Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell.
2021 HSC Enrolment Snapshot
There are 68,710 students working towards the 2021 Higher School Certificate. Most of this year’s cohort started Kindergarten in 2009 and will finish their 13-year schooling career in the next few weeks, before exams begin on 9th November and ending on 3rd December. Enrolment this year is consistent with previous years, with Mathematics, Biology and Business Studies attracting the largest number of students for nine years running. There are 898 sets of twins and 15 sets of triplets and quadruplets spread across NSW cities and regions. “The entire NSW community is behind you as you prepare for your final exams. It is not too late to ask for help, either for your study preparations or for your personal wellbeing,” said Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell.
Creatability Internship Program
The NSW Government’s Createability Internship Program for NSW artists and practitioners with disability is calling for applicants for 2021/2022. Arts OutWest has been approved as a potential host organisation for this program. The Createability Internship Program provides customised training for up to 10 participants with disability, followed by paid internships in major NSW organisations across the arts, screen and cultural sectors. Arts OutWest are open to creating a program of experiences to fit the intern, which could include: general administration, graphic design, marketing and communications, exhibition assistance, programming, production management, research and events. Applications open Monday, 20th September and close at 5pm on Monday, 18th October. Guidelines are available on the artsoutwest.org.au website.