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State Emergency Services(SES) Resources

State Emergency Services (SES) Resources for Students and Teachers

The SES is committed to educating the community about floods and storms and also the role the organisation plays in the community.

Education and community awareness are important activities of the SES and enable the community to become better prepared, more responsive and better able to make informed decisions before, during and after an emergency.

The SES has developed specific resource packages for different levels of education, based on curriculum competencies, from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

Currently packages exist for Kindergarten to Year 2 (K-2) and for Year 9 Geography. Some resources have been prepared for Stage 3 (5-6) but the complete package is still being developed. More kits and packages will be developed for other stages in the future.

SES Units are available to visit schools to talk about floods and storms and the roles that the SES plays in emergencies, as well as demonstrate the range of equipment used in these events.
The SES website contains resources developed to assist students and teachers learn about flood and storm safety.

Paddy Platypus is the SES mascot




On behalf of member professional teachers’ associations (PTAs) the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW provides a corporate and strong voice on educational issues through submissions to and lobbying of Governments, Government Departments and other authorities on agreed educational issues and concerns. Below are some of Professional Teachers’ Council’s NSW recent submissions.

A Charter for the Teaching Profession
Teaching Australia

Click here Click here for Charter Consultations Website

      PTCNSW Submission

Australian Certificate of Education – Exploring a Way Forward
Australian Government Department of Education Science and Training
Click here for Report Website

      PTCNSW Submission

Inquiry into the Recruitment and Training of Teachers
NSW Legislative Council
Standing Committee on Social Issues

Click here for Inquiry Website
      PTCNSW Submission

A National Framework for Standards for Teaching
A Consultation Paper by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA)

Click here for MCEETYA Framework

      PTCNSW Submission

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for:

  • A national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas.
  • A national assessment program aligned to the national curriculum that measures students’ progress.
  • A national data collection and reporting program that supports: 

    analysis, evaluation, research and resource allocation; and  
    accountability and reporting on schools and broader national achievement.  

  Shape of the Australian Curriculum 
 Australian Curriculum - English
 Australian Curriculum - History
   Australian Curriculum - Maths
 Australian Curriculum - Science
   Curriculum development timelines



The Museum of Contemporary Art - Learning Resources

The Museum of Contemporary Art - Learning Resources

The Museum of Contemporary Art offers a wide range of downloadable teaching resources

Teachers can enhance their experience at MCA with curriculum-linked, exhibition-linked, and generic resources including worksheets, teacher kits, student notes, and adventure trails for a range of education audiences.

While the resources are primarily aimed for use while engaging with the artworks on-site, there is also information for use prior to and after school visits.

Bookings: 02 9245 2484
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

17 Goals to Transform Our World – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.

Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them. We’ve also put together a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future.

Find out more about the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

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