The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. This year’s theme, Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
For the first time the Education Week launch will be hosted by primary school students and will feature a dancing robot, student performances and a film highlighting how schools are working with their communities to solve real-world problems.
“From the far west to our metropolitan hubs and everywhere in between, our state’s schools will celebrate not only what we’ve achieved, but the future we are creating,” Premier Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are living in a time when the traditional walls of the classroom are opening up to new worlds of learning, paving the way for students to connect and collaborate with their peers regionally and globally.”
Education Minister Rob Stokes said there had never been a more exciting time to be involved in schools with technology reshaping the way students learn and billions of dollars being invested in new school infrastructure. “The NSW Department of Education is continually striving for improvement and innovation so that the young people in our care learn in a world-class education system,” Mr Stokes said.
“The NSW Government is supporting that vision through a record $6 billion in funding to build the classrooms and schools of the future.”
Canowindra High School will once again invite parents and the community into the school to see what happens every day in the classroom. This year the school will open the classroom doors to any interested people on Friday, 10th August between 11.15am – 12.45pm. Please come along and share in your child’s education.
Canowindra Public School has a busy week of activities planned. The Open Day is on Thursday 9th August with classes open from 12 – 1pm followed by a free sausage sizzle lunch. All parents, carers, grandparents and neighbours are invited to attend. After lunch everyone is invited to participate in the P&C Colour Fun Run.
Cargo Public School are holding a technology education week afternoon on Wednesday 8th August at 1.30pm. The children will be cooking lunch for their families to come and enjoy followed by a Sphero and Ozobot soccer competition and demonstration.
Gooloogong Public School has a few exciting activities planned for Education week including School Photos and a visit from Healthy Harold on Monday 6th August and a Hockey Day on 7th August.