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  • News now published on the NESA website

    22nd Feb 17

    The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. News from NESA, including Official Notices, is now published on the new NESA website: educationstandards.nsw.edu.au. NESA has…

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  • 2017 amendments to TAA Guidelines

    23rd Dec 16

    BOSTES 50/16 Who needs to read this notice: Principals and proprietors of non-government schools Representatives of systems of non-government schoolsProviders and Directors of early childhood education centres (‘ECECs’)Authorised delegates of TAAs for non-government schools and…

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  • NEW EDUCATION STANDARDS AUTHORITY FOR NSW

    20th Dec 16

    A new education authority, to commence in January 2017, will focus on supporting quality teaching and learning to improve results for every student in every NSW classroom. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will build upon the work of the…

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  • 2017 amendments to non-government school registration manuals

    19th Dec 16

    BOSTES 49/16 Who needs to read this notice:Principals and proprietors of non-government schools Representatives of systems of non-government schools Effective from 1 January 2017 The Minister for Education has approved amendments to the Registered and Accredited…

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  • 2017 amendments to the 'Registration Process for NSW Government Schooling System Manual'

    19th Dec 16

    BOSTES 48/16 Who needs to read this notice:PrincipalsDirectors, Public Schools NSWRelevant Directorates within the Department of Education Effective from 1 January 2017 The Minister for Education has approved amendments to the Registration Process for the NSW Government Schooling…

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  • Inspection of schools selected randomly in 2017

    19th Dec 16

    BOSTES 51/16 Who needs to read this notice:PrincipalsDirectors, Public Schools NSWRelevant Directorates within the Department of EducationNon-government school registration systems Effective from 1 January 2017 The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘the Authority’) is strengthening its risk-based…

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  • THE WAIT IS OVER FOR HSC STUDENTS

    15th Dec 16

    The wait is over for around 77,000 students, who receive their HSC results today. In the 50th year of the HSC a record number of students achieved the highest possible results. Key facts: A record 1378 students scored a…

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  • Minister recognises state’s top students

    14th Dec 16

    Tomorrow over 77,000 NSW students will receive their HSC results, and today a handful of students have been able to celebrate early with the news they have topped the state in one or more courses. Minister for Education Adrian…

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  • Stage 6 Latin Extension – minor amendments to exam specifications

    8th Dec 16

    BOSTES 50/16 Who needs to read this notice:PrincipalsCurriculum co-ordinatorsHSC co-ordinatorsHead Teachers LanguagesLatin Teachers Effective immediately The following amendments have been made to the examination specifications for Stage 6 Latin Extension to accommodate both prose and verse…

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  • RoSAs for 2016 school leavers

    8th Dec 16

    Schools are reminded to inform BOSTES of Year 10, 11 or 12 school leavers eligible for a Record of School Achievement (RoSA). The RoSA is a credential for students who leave school before completing their HSC, which records their accumulated…

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  • 2016 HSC results release

    8th Dec 16

    2016 HSC results will be delivered to students by email and SMS from 6am Thursday 15 December. Students are advised to visit Students Online before 5pm Wednesday 14 December to check their contact details. Students can also access their results…

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  • BOSTES services available over shutdown period

    8th Dec 16

    BOSTES will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period between Monday 26 December and Friday 6 January. Key frontline services will continue to operate during this period as follows: HSC Inquiry Centre (1300 13 83 23) Open weekdays 9am…

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  • BOSTES Languages Inspector retires

    1st Dec 16

    Howard Jacobs, BOSTES Languages Inspector, is retiring. He held a number of roles since joining BOSTES in 1997. As a Senior Assessment Officer he was responsible for developing HSC examination papers for numerous languages courses, working with chief examiners, examination…

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  • Year 10 results available to students and schools

    1st Dec 16

    Year 10 (Stage 5) grades will be released to schools and students on Wednesday 7 December. Schools can access their student result reports and download the Year 10 eRecord School Package via Schools Online > Downloads > My Reports. The…

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  • Classical Greek Stage 6 Prescriptions 2011-2023: Edition updates

    1st Dec 16

    BOSTES 47/16 Who needs to read this notice:PrincipalsCurriculum co-ordinatorsHSC co-ordinatorsHead Teachers LanguagesClassical Greek Teachers Effective immediately The prescribed edition for the Classical Greek Continuers verse text for 2017 – 2018 is: Jebb, R C (ed), Sophocles: Oedipus…

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  • Amendments to the Community and Family Studies Stage 6 Syllabus

    1st Dec 16

    BOSTES 46/16 Who needs to read this notice:PrincipalsCurriculum co-ordinatorsHead Teachers (PDHPE and TAS)PDHPE TeachersOther Effective Term 4, 2017 The Community and Family Studies (CAFS) HSC Core: Groups in Context, is reviewed every three years to rotate…

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  • Review of Stage 6 school-based assessment requirements

    1st Dec 16

    School-based assessment requirements for Stage 6 Board Developed Courses will be reviewed to align with the draft proposed English, Mathematics, Science and History Stage 6 syllabuses. VET and Content Endorsed Courses will not be part of this review. Current…

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  • PDHPE: Water safety

    29th Nov 16

    The arrival of summer is a timely opportunity to remind students of the importance of personal safety in and around water. The mandatory PDHPE curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to water safety. Students have the opportunity to learn about aquatic…

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  • US study opportunity for high school teachers

    29th Nov 16

    The US Government is offering an Australian high school teacher the chance to attend a fully funded five-week seminar in the United States next year. All associated costs, including international travel and allowances, will be covered. The seminar is…

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  • NAPLAN Online advice

    28th Nov 16

    NSW schools have been advised by the school sectors that paper-based delivery of NAPLAN tests will continue in 2017, with timelines for transition to online delivery to be communicated early next year. (A copy of the message is included…

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  • HSC minimum literacy and numeracy standards

    24th Nov 16

    HSC minimum literacy and numeracy standard resources for schools and teachers have been published on the BOSTES website. Letter to principals Brochure for principals Flyer for teachers Staff room poster They are available to download from the BOSTES website. Copies…

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  • New specimen HSC exam paper for Textiles and Design

    24th Nov 16

    A new specimen exam paper has been produced for Textiles and Design following changes to the HSC exam specifications, which will be implemented from 2017. Key amendments include: Section II will consist of 24 marks (instead of 25 marks) and…

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  • Applications for approval of school providers due by 31 March 2017

    24th Nov 16

    BOSTES 45/16 Who needs to read this notice:Principals and proprietors of non-government schoolsRepresentatives of systems of non-government schoolsPrincipal Executive Officers of school providers Effective: Immediately Applications by NSW school providers delivering courses to overseas students are…

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  • VALE Debra Gilmore

    24th Nov 16

    Many NSW teachers will be saddened to learn of the recent passing of Debra Gilmore. Debra joined BOSTES in 2011 as a Senior Curriculum Officer for Creative Arts and acted in the role of Creative Arts Inspector in 2013 and…

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  • Study options for students interested in agriculture careers

    24th Nov 16

    Advice for Stage 5 and 6 students interested in a career in agriculture, has now been published on the BOSTES website. It includes links to a number of websites with specific advice on tertiary study, training institutions and careers in…

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