Priority Items

Second Round Consultation Open for 7-10 Draft Syllabuses (Ref: 205/23)

A second round of consultation is now open for the 7-10 draft syllabuses as the next milestone of the NSW Curriculum Reform.

Teachers and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the syllabuses through the NESA Consultations webpage.

Extensive feedback from teachers, parents and the community during the first round of public consultations in 2022 has informed the updated syllabuses. All feedback from the ‘Have your Say’ period will be used to inform the development of the final syllabuses.

Please click here for an outline of the key refinements for each syllabus.

The final syllabuses will be released on the NSW Curriculum Website.


Professional Learning

Catching our Breath – Registrations Closing (Ref: 152/23)

CSNSW invites you to be refreshed with an experience of Ignatian prayer – a taste for you and a practical way to share what you have received with others.

Over five weeks, Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia (JISA) will accompany and coach a core group online.

For more information, email us at mf@jisa.org.au or visit www.jisa.org.au/catching-our-breath

You are invited to register at the link below:

https://learn.csnsw.cloud/p/#/app/course-view/37152485/overview

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Resources for Learning

Young Drivers - First Car Awareness Campaign (Ref: 208/23)

The Australian Financial Security Authority is encouraging young people to learn about the importance of searching the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) prior to buying their first second-hand car privately.

A PPSR search takes a few minutes to complete, is available online 24/7 and provides you with peace of mind.

For just $2 you can easily check if the car is:

  • debt free – if there’s finance owing on the car, it’s possible it may be repossessed, leaving you out of pocket and without a car.
  • written off – a written off car may have been in a previous accident or been impacted by natural disasters, such as floods and hailstorms, which may make it harder to register or insure. A statutory write-off cannot be repaired or registered.
  • recorded as stolen – if you purchase a car that is recorded as stolen, police may seize the car, leaving you out of pocket and without a vehicle.

For more information or to complete a vehicle search, visit ppsr.gov.au/firstcar

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Employment Opportunities

2024 CSSA Trial HSC Examinations: Expressions of Interest for Committee Members (Ref: 207/23) 

The CSSA provides teachers and students in schools throughout New South Wales, ACT and internationally with premium Trial HSC Examinations that will provide a sound basis for their preparation for the HSC examinations later in the year. The CSSA Trial HSC Examinations are prepared by committees of practising teachers, university lecturers and education consultants in a variety of HSC courses.

The Head of CSSA Exams is seeking expressions of interest for the following positions.

Committee Members for each of the following 2024 CSSA Trial HSC Examinations:

  • Biology
  • VET Construction
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science

The letter regarding the Expression of Interest requirements for the Committee Member roles with the CSSA and the application process is found here.

Interested applicants are asked to send a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae to Monica O’Brien, Head CSSA Exams, at cssa.exams@csnsw.catholic.edu.au by 9 am Friday, 25 August 2023.

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Full Stack Developer (Ref: 204/23)

CSNSW is advertising for a Full Stack Developer who will work as part of the Application Development team, reporting to the Head of Data & Information Systems. The Full Stack Developer will be an integral contributor to the design, planning and implementation of the CSNSW Cloud Platform, as well as other ongoing software development projects as required.

Essential requirements include:

  • Proven experience with the Microsoft development stack (.Net, C#, SQL Server)
  • Experience with implementing REST API endpoints, and consuming APIs
  • Working knowledge of working in a containerised cloud environment (Azure, Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Strong experience in React, HTML, CSS, and Javascript for frontend development, as well as CSS preprocessors including Sass and LESS.
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role developing Cloud platforms.
  • Ability to prioritize to ensure critical issues are handled in a timely manner.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and system design.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with building and utilizing deployment pipelines.

For more details, see here: https://www.seek.com.au/job/69086596

This is a full time, 2-year fixed-term contract and applications close at 5 pm, Thursday, 17 August, 2023. Applicants are to submit a cover letter addressing the essential requirements of the position in addition to a curriculum vitae. Applications are to be addressed to the Human Resources Manager.

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School Updates & Newsletter

Voices of the Profession: School Principals (Ref: 206/23)

Peak principal associations and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) have discussed the need for senior, experienced principals to lead raising the status of the profession. In partnership, AITSL is creating a compaign to esteem the school principal profession. The TALIS 2018 Australia Report found that “98% of school leaders report[ed] that…they are satisfied with their job”.

AITSL wants to work with principals to showcase and share their stories through case studies/testimonials about why they love their job as an education leader, which will contribute to improving the status of the profession.

Content can be provided either in a written or video format which will be used to create website, social media, and email newsletter content to promote the school principal profession.

This document provides sample questions and filming guidelines to highlight the experiences and knowledge of school principals.

Any questions and comments can be directed to Leanne Volk, Principal, Marketing and Communications at leanne.volk@aitsl.ed.au or on +61 3 9944 1240


Scholarships and Awards

University of Wollongong - Country to Coast and Future Skills Scholarships for Students (Ref: 203/23)

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is pleased to announce the availability of its popular Country to Coast and Future Skills Scholarships for students commencing their studies in 2024, with more than $5 million in scholarships on offer for domestic students.

The Coast to Coast Scholarship is available to 2024 Early Admission offer holders from Bega Valley, Central and Far West NSW, Goulburn and South easter NSW, Eden Monaro, Eurobodalla, Murray, Riverina and Shoalhaven. Select Indigenous Access Program (IAP) offer holders will also be considered eligible.

The Future Skills Scholarship supports students pursuing studies in identified priority skills areas including business, computer science, IT and cybersecurity, education, engineering, exercise science, nursing, public health and social work.

More information about these programs and early admissions can be found here: https://www.uow.edu.au/early-admission/

 

 

 

 

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