The Department of Education and Communities is committed to providing quality teaching and learning for Aboriginal people. Find out more about the Aboriginal Education and Training Policy.
Your child's safety depends on you! We all need to work together to keep our children safe when out and about and help them to become safe road users. This section of the website provides useful road safety tips for parents and carers of primary and secondary students.
Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. The NSW Department of Education and Communities rejects all forms of bullying. This section of the website provides information about bullying including advice for parents.
Find out more about special learning needs, identification and assessment and enrolment options.
Drug education is taught in primary and secondary schools in NSW as part of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) programs from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Multicultural education programs support the specific needs of students from language backgrounds other than English and foster intercultural understanding and positive relationships amongst all students.
NSW public schools manage a number of programs and services which aim to promote your child’s education and available resources. Find out more information on programs for attendance, behaviour, class size reduction, disability, early childhood, English as a second language, learning assistance, priority schools funding and reading recovery.
Student representative councils work democratically to represent the student body in school decision-making. Students work together, with help from a staff member, to improve school life and to contribute students' ideas. More information.
A number of scholarships, grants and allowances are available to assist students with their education.
Find out more information on the special needs transport service, the NSW government assistance for secondary students and many other allowances available to NSW public school children.