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State Music Camp student nominations closing soon!

State Music Camp

Nominations to attend this years'  State Music Camp close Friday 2 May 2014.

  • The Junior Music Camp (open to students in Years 5-8) will be held from Sunday 13 July - Friday 18 July
  • The Senior Music Camp (open to students in Years 8-12) will be held from Sunday 15 June - Friday 20 June

The camps will be held at Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. (Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation).

The Arts Unit participation subsidy for rural and remote schools

The Arts Unit logo

As part of The Arts Unit’s support of the Department of Education and Communities’ Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a participation subsidy to students/teachers/schools from rural and remote schools. This financial support is to facilitate engagement of students/teacher/schools who are accepted into targetted Art's Unit programs such as the.State Music CampsPlease note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the participation subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.

DE News 2014-T1-Week-11

Samantha, Newnham, Leah Books and Trish McGufficke supporting the National"Bully

In this edition: DE Symposium news, Farewell to Rachel Olson, Hay SOTA-anti bullying day, Camden Haven student swimming success, DSODE at the Western Region Swimming Carnival, TAS network news, DE Collegial network sessions at DE Symposium, HSIE eNewsletter, AADES Leaders’ Forum 2014

Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

Applications are invited from teachers in Government, Catholic or Independent Schools and TAFE NSW Institutes across New South Wales for the 2014 Premier's Teacher Scholarships to undertake a five week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

The Mathematical Bridge, Edition 2


The second edition of The Mathematical Bridge is available for download. The newsletter aims to support teachers implementing the new NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus, specifically in Stages 3 and 4 where most changes have occurred. We would like to build bridges between stage 3 and stage 4 mathematics curriculum by providing information on current pedagogical research, new content and teaching ideas. Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues.

Email Katherin [dot] Cartwright [at] det [dot] nsw [dot] edu [dot] au (Katherin.Cartwright) or Nagla [dot] Jebeile [at] det [dot] nsw [dot] edu [dot] au (Nagla.Jebeile) with feedback or suggestions for future editions.

Creative Arts K-6 eNews

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Creative Arts K-6 eNews 3 on your site. This latest edition of features an update about Australian Curriculum, insights into an effective school music program, successful professional learning in music, and further details about Fresh AIR, a new approach to Artists In Residence.

The Art of Possibility and Hope – Imagining a Future

Presenter - Gray Poehnell

The Art of Possibility and Hope – Imagining a Future is the first of a series of opportunities provided by Secondary Education – Senior Pathways  for rural and remote schools to help broaden  students’ perceptions of possible career pathways. The workshops will explore the art of possibility and hope from multiple perspectives and will provide practical ways (such as career crafting, creativity & imagination, career crossroads, and hope-filled engagement) for teachers, careers advisers, transition advisers and others to support young people to imagine and create their future.


‘SALT’ Bush Tour: regenerating women’s choices

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 SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) is a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women/girls considering a career in a trade. A Try-A-Trade trailer along with experienced tradeswomen will talk to and demonstrate what it takes to be a tradeswoman. Young women will be familiarised with the types of tools used in various trades including carpentry and painting and decorating. Women NSW formed a number of partnerships to increase the number of women working in male-dominated trades.

2014 Science for Growth Awards (SGA)


Science Teachers looking to promote science as a career and provide authentic extension activities should look at2014 Science for Growth Awards (SGA).

Funded through the Australian Maths and Science Partnership Program, the SGA involve Year 9-10 students conducting their own scientific investigation (individually or in pairs) with cash prizes of $300 (1st), $200 (2nd) and $100 (3rd) for NSW/ACT students.  SGA closely align with the Australian Curriculum: Science across all three strands but in particular in the Science Inquiry Skills. While students are encouraged to investigate an area of science that is related to primary industries (e.g. food, fibre  production and natural resource management), they are not limited to this and are free to choose an area that is interesting and relevant to their lives.

artsVoice MARCH 2014

Creative Arts 7-12

The first edition of artsVoice is out for 2014. In this latest issue

  • Time-based forms and the 19th Biennale of Sydney
  • Garlambirla: A musical with soul – reflections from Coffs Harbour HS about writing an original musical
  • Appreciating dance: Approaches to programming dance at Campbelltown Performing Arts HS
  • Fresh AIR: NSW implementation of the Artist in Residence initiative