Some useful websites for students and parents
The Board of Studies
The Board of Studies is responsible for the development of syllabus for the NSW DET. The BOS also is responsible for the Higher School Certificate and School Certificate examinations.Use this link to access all of the Syllabuses used by NSW schools, including VET courses as well as information related to past examinations.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
Achieving an ATAR of 99.95 is the same as achieving a UAI of 100 – a student receiving 99.95 is in the top ranked group of students.
The rules for the ATAR are exactly the same as for the UAI. The scaling process will be the same, the rank order of students will be the same, and the same applicants will be selected for the same courses.
The Powerhouse Museum
Australia's largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.
the NSW portal for Primary, Secondary and TAFE teaching and learning resources.
NSW HSC online
A valuable site for HSC students and teachers. Developed as a joint venture by Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Education and Training, the site provides some useful HSC study resources.
Curriculum K-12 Directorate
Promotes and supports quality teaching and learning in NSW public schools.
The directorate aims to support teachers in all curriculum areas and across all stages of schooling – to assist staff in NSW public schools to implement Board of Studies syllabuses as well as Government and Departmental priorities and policies.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics
Education Services website includes free resources for teachers and students to actively assist schools in meeting statistical needs across the education curriculum. There are NSW curriculum based classroom activities for Years 7-10 in the areas of Mathematics, Commerce and Economics and Geography.
funded by all Australian governments, aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia. It is organised around Australian curriculum and its tools are free to Australian educators.
Kids Help Line
A new Site offers a safe, fun and interactive place for kids and young people aged 5-25 to explore issues that are important to them.
This website represents a single access point for cybersafety advice across a range of target audiences including children, parents, libraries and schools.
School at OZ
A new site for parents interested in helping their kids
Physical as Anything
Supporting students with Medical, developmental and psychological conditions. A site for parents, teachers and students.
A website for teachers of Stage 6 vocational education courses. Developed and managed by teachers for teachers, the site provides useful teaching resources and enables teachers to keep up to date with current industry practice.