Schools across NSW are celebrating Education Week in a variety of online ways as they recognise what has been a historic 18 months for education.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell used the start of Education Week to thank students, teachers, early childhood educators and parents for their contribution to the education system over a challenging 18 months.
“Our schools have successfully managed droughts, bushfires, floods and a pandemic, and it is all thanks to the efforts of all the people who make up each individual school community,” Ms Mitchell said.
Education Week has been a highlight of the NSW public education calendar for more than 60 years and this year, more than ever, our schools deserve to be celebrated.
Teachers have stepped up in every aspect. Despite the challenges, schools were prepared for this current lockdown in Greater Sydney and continue to improve.
As recently as last week, our teachers spent time upskilling in their remote teaching practices, with nearly 2000 teachers attending our live sessions, and over 2500 viewings of recorded webinars,” Ms Mitchell said.
Our early childhood educators continue to provide vital services for families during the pandemic, highlighting their commitment each and every day to helping our littlest learners get the best start in life.
“From quality early childhood education, through primary and secondary schools and onto higher education, together we are ensuring all our students are equipped with the skills they need to lead rewarding lives as engaged citizens.”
Education Week launched with a live stream on Monday 26 July that featuring student stories from schools across NSW and is now available on demand. You can find out more information on this year’s Education Week celebrations on the Department of Education website.