Newsletter 21st February

Planning for new Stage 6 syllabus

The ETA is planning a series of events and publication to support teachers in implementing the new Stage 6 syllabus for Year 11 in 2018 and for the new HSC in 2019. In this year
  • our first course, Change and Continuity will be on 19th May, giving an overview of the syllabus changes and what these mean for teaching practice, text selection and programming
  • a second course in August will focus on Read to Write, the common content of the Year 11 courses. A rationale for this element of the syllabus will be explained as well as various ways it may be incorporated across the year
  • the State Conference, Re-imagining English, on November 24th and 25th will focus on particular modules and prescribed texts.
In 2018, events will focus on the HSC course.

Annual Conference: Call for Papers

Re-imagining English

None of us wants to be in calm waters all our lives.
                                                                                           Jane Austen, Persuasion
The future of English for the next decade or so has now been laid down as the final component, Stage 6, of the English syllabus has been put into place. So how has English been defined by the syllabus, where are we leading our students and how can we get there? What kind of growth is encouraged and how can we ensure a rich experience for our students?
To respond to these questions, ETA NSW invites teachers and educators to submit outlines for presentations and workshops for our annual conference based on successful ideas, explorations and examples of approaches to teaching and learning, program implementation or action research aligning with one or more of the following areas:
1. Innovative and strategic approaches to teaching of the new Stage 6 syllabus
2. Laying the foundations for Stage 6 in years 7-10
3. The transition from Stage 3 to Stage 4
4. English for literacy
5. The English teacher.

The full Call for Papers. The online Call for Papers will be available shortly.

Practicum Placements needed

The Education faculty at the University of Technology needs 18 placements in schools for students undertaking their professional experience for secondary English teaching. Details of courses and suburbs needed are here.

Supervising teachers will be paid a daily rate of $30.00 per student.

If you are able to help, could you please contact:
Malti Vallabh
T:  9514 5289 | E: |
Professional Experience Officer | School of Education Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | University of Technology, Sydney | PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007




May June

Stage 6 Syllabus release!

Today, NESA released the new Stage 6 syllabus. Courses are ready for download as pdfs at
and as online versions

Teachers, now that you have read the media, you can read the documents themselves.

Free Preview for Teachers

Sydney: 6.00pm, Tuesday 28 February at Chauvel Cinema
Bookings essential
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