Don’t delay – get involved NSW

Without a strong response from English teachers about what they like and don’t like about the Draft Australian Curriculum, the chances of it changing are slim to none.

Here are the details of consultation and information meetings happening in NSW in the coming month.

Remember, consultation ends in May, so make sure you respond as an individual, as a faculty, as a school, or as part of the profession through these meetings to make sure your voice is heard.

Because come 2011, it’ll be too late to argue.

NSW English Teachers’ Association consultation meetings:
Saturday 20th March 9.30am – 3.30pm

  • Sydney: Seminar Rooms, DET Curriculum Directorate.
  • Armidale: Armidale High School
  • Border: Albury High School
  • Orange District: Canobolas High School
  • Peel Valley: Quirindi High School
  • Wagga: Wagga Wagga High School

http://www.englishteacher.com.au/downloads/FlyerNCK10Consult.pdf

NSW BOS consultation meetings:

  • 9 March – Campbelltown Golf Club
  • 16 March – Tara Anglican School
  • 11 March – UNE Tamworth Centre
  • 15 March – Trinity Catholic College Senior Campus Goulburn
  • 18 March – [VIDEOCONFERENCE] State Government Offices Wollongong

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/australian-curriculum/

NSW DET online consultation forums:

Videoconferences held at various locations from 4pm-6pm

  • 15 March – English 7-10 (venues)
  • 30 March – English K-10 (venues)

ACARA will also be running a Public Information Session for New South Wales on:
Thursday 25 March 6pm – 7:30pm
Venue is TBA, but most likely will be in Sydney.

http://www.acara.edu.au/public_information_sessions.html

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  1. #1 by Eva Gold on March 8, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    Thanks for this Kelli. It is alos important for people to note what they DO like as well as what they don’t to ensure that these things remain.
    cheers,
    eva

  2. #2 by kmcg2375 on March 9, 2010 - 9:02 pm

    That is very true – we saw big problems with proposed changes to English Extension 2, all because policy makers had only heard about the problems in the course. There is much in what we do that we should fight to keep.

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