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The Parent and Carer Engagement
“ Each family and school context is unique , so it ’ s
Framework will outline how the education
important for us to hear from a diversity of voices and
sector can work more closely with parents
families about what high-quality engagement means for
and carers to improve student outcomes .
them .”
Minister for Education and Early
The Department will be leveraging the survey ’ s
Learning Sarah Mitchell said that students
insights and input from school communities to develop the
perform better at school when their
evidence-based framework .
families are engaged in their education .
The new framework will help parents and carers
“ The pandemic has shown us that
to better understand their rights , responsibilities and
there are always new ways for parents
choices in the education system and have access to timely
to engage in their child ’ s education ,” Ms
information about their child ’ s learning , development and
Mitchell said .
wellbeing .
“ This survey gives parents a chance to
To have your say on the Parent and Carer Engagement
tell us what they think the best ways are for
Framework , visit the NSW Government ‘ Have Your Say ’
their school to communicate with them and
https :// www . haveyoursay . nsw . gov . au / engagementframework
what we can improve on .
until the 30 th April 2022

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Pathways to CSIRO careers in tech , design , nursing and engineering

TAFE NSW is running an exciting new pilot program in partnership with the CSIRO to inspire high school students in Western Sydney into STEM careers .
The pilot program is part of the CSIRO ’ s Generation STEM program , a $ 25 million NSW Government initiative over 10 years to help engage and develop our future STEM leaders .
STEM skills are already in high demand , growing 1.5 times faster than demand for other jobs .
The program is over seven weeks at TAFE NSW Kingswood and Mt Druitt with local high school students exploring a variety of career pathways including technology and design , manufacturing and engineering , nursing , dental assisting , sterilisation , healthcare and fitness science .
Teachers are delivering hands-on and fun learning experiences using state-ofthe-art teaching tools such as simulations , 3D printing and robotics .
Don ’ t miss on being part of this STEM
program which engages students directly with career choices . For details , check out tafensw . edu . au .


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