Parents, teachers and students alike are consistently racking their brains through the continuous shift of the NESA school curriculum for primary and high schools across the state. But we can all agree that we as a parent/teacher community need more of a say in the syllabus outcomes. The education system has been linear for quite some time, with teachers having very little say in the education curriculum, study patterns and future. There is no denying that the job of a teacher is simply not 9am – 5pm… or even 8am-3pm. There are daily education plans, routines, arts and crafts, mentoring, marking and more. With lots of our teachers going above and beyond in their job, it is interesting to note the lack of influence many teachers have on the wider future of NSW Education.

It is time we take a stand and take the control back and focus on the important life lessons we want our children to know. Nowhere in the syllabus is there room for road safety, taxes, economic understanding and ethics. These are the important life lessons our kids will carry with them well a er they leave school and become active members of society. Let’s give them a chance.

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