Over the last few weeks, the Languages and Culture team has been redeveloping our commitment statement.
This statement underpins all our work, supporting us to best support you, the teachers 7-12 in NSW public schools.
Sometimes it can seem like we're being a little slow to get our support out to you, but that's because we ensure it's of the highest quality, seeking feedback from teachers across a range of contexts and trialling all our professional learning before we roll it out statewide.
The statement also includes how to stay informed online. We hope it provides a clear summary of how we operate.
Wishing you all a very relaxing, well-deserved break!!
The Language Teacher Network – Sydney North will hold its Term 4 meeting on Monday 28 October. The meeting will have 2 parts:
1. The network meeting will run for 2 hours and will focus on the new Extension support materials.
2. For teachers who would like to stay on, the network meeting will be followed by the Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages course which will contribute to 2.5 hours of registered professional learning.
Date: Monday 28 October 2019
1:30-3:30pm network meeting (Extension materials)
4:00-6:00pm Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages
Venue: Willoughby Girls High School
Session names and codes:
Language Teachers' Network Sydney North Term 4 (NR25534) and
Sydney North – Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages (RG04979)
Participants will be required to enrol for both courses if they wish to attend both sessions.
For the Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages course, there are 4 components that will need to be completed in order to receive the registered hours of professional learning:
- pre-task – identifying and demonstrating the mandatory weightings and components of assessment tasks, which will be emailed to you one week prior to the workshop
- 2 hour workshop – developing an understanding of the legislative and syllabus requirements
- post-task – designing an effective assessment task to be used with their Stage 6 language class(es) which will be assessed using the post-task marking criteria
- the post-event evaluation.
All languages teachers living and/or working in the area are welcome to attend. For Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages, DoE teachers are eligible to receive the registered hours if they complete all components; non-DoE teachers can include this session as Teacher Identified hours.
For further details please contact Margaret Wajs or Evia Kyriacou.
We are currently having issues with emails delivered from our blog. Usually Weebly (the platform which hosts our Languages NSW blog) just sends out one email every 24 hours with anything NEW which has been added in those 24 hours to our pages, but at the moment it’s sending out an email with the last 10 posts for each page, regardless of how old they are!!
We have emailed Weebly in the hope they can fix this glitch soon. Until it's resolved, thank you for your patience.
The Language Teacher Network - Lower North Coast will hold its Term 4 meeting on Thursday 24 October. The meeting will run for 2 hours and contribute to 2.5 hours of registered professional learning on Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages. To receive the registered hours, participants will need to:
- complete a short pre-task
- attend the meeting
- complete a post-task.
All languages teachers living and/or working in the area are welcome to attend. DoE teachers are eligible to receive the registered hours; non-DoE teachers can include their meeting as Teacher Identified hours.
Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Venue: Camden Haven High School
Session name: Lower North Coast – Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages
For further details please contact James Rourke or Evia Kyriacou.
The new Hindi, Macedonian, Persian, Punjabi and Tamil K–10 syllabuses and Course Performance Descriptors are now available on the NESA website. The syllabuses are available to download as PDF and Word documents.
Schools will begin implementing the new syllabuses from Term 1 2020. Additional advice about implementation is available on the syllabus pages.
For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8152
Registrations are open for substantive and relieving Head Teachers subscribed to the Hunter Head Teacher learning network to attend the Hunter Head Teacher Professional Learning network meeting. One language teacher from each school may also attend.
Date: Thursday 24 October
Venue: Kurri Kurri TAFE – Hunter Valley Hotel Academy McLeod Road, Kurri Kurri NSW 2327
To register, please refer to the attached agenda.
Registrations close at 5pm, 26 September 2019.
For further information, please contact Rebeca Tamas.
One of our LANG Professional Learning Leaders and network leaders has been recognised as one of the state’s best teachers.
23 teachers across the state were awarded with the highest levels of accreditation at a prestigious ceremony in Sydney earlier this week, including Amanda Singh from The Ponds High School.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the awards recognise highly effective, innovative and exemplary teaching practice.
Amanda has been recognised as a Highly Accomplished Teacher. She is one of 15 teachers to have achieved this level of accreditation in NSW this year.
“Mrs Singh really represents the cream of the crop; she has gone above and beyond the daily demands of the job to achieve excellence in her profession,” Mr Conolly said.
“Mrs Singh is using her expertise to lift the prospects of the children in our community, and I am proud and thankful for the work she is doing for our school system.”
“I want to congratulate Mrs Singh on her achievements and thank her for the work she does in our school system”.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said that teachers who achieve this level of accreditation are invaluable assets for their school communities as teaching experts, mentors and leaders.
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Amanda!
(Adapted from the department's media release, 11.09.19)
The Languages and Culture team is offering Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages professional learning, NESA accredited for 2.5 hours.
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