For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in six key learning areas:
human society and its environment (HSIE)
personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
science and technology.
Some primary schools may also offer languages.
Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.
Stages of learning
There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.
Stage 1 = Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1)
Stage 2 = Years 3 and 4
Stage 3 = Years 5 and 6
Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.