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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Science and Technology K-6

The Curriculum Support site is being decommissioned on 30th September. A new site is currently being developed for teachers under the Department of Education replatforming agenda.

There will be no further updates to the Curriculum Support site.





Welcome to Science and Technology curriculum for Early Learning and Primary Education in the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

This area supports K-6 teachers in the subject area of Science and Technology in NSW public schools.      

SUBSCRIBE to the Science and Technology K-6 curriculum network to receive important updates and information as well as highlighting new resources and educational opportunities.                              

NSW syllabus information



The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BoSTES) has developed a new syllabus for Science and Technology that incorporates the agreed Australian curriculum content and the content that clarifies the breadth and depth of learning and scope for Science and Technology.

This syllabus takes into account the diverse needs of all students. It offers structures and processes by which teachers can provide continuity of study for all students. 

In this syllabus, a student's sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural and made world is fostered through actively engaging and seeking solutions to problems.

They develop an understanding of the relationships between science and technology and the significance of their contribution to society.

The Science K-10 (incorporating Science and Technology K-6) syllabus (2012) will be implemented from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2014 (optional) and 2015 (mandatory) across NSW.


 Teacher resources


NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum 

This website provides support for schools in the implementation of the new syllabuses.

Find advice about planning and programmingimplementation timeline, professional learning in leadership and/or curriculum, and resources to support planning and implementation for Science and Technology.



NSW DEC scootle helps teachers find and use resources to support all learning areas.

Search the NSW DEC scootle page for resources specifically supporting Science and Technology. You can search specific subject areas and sources to ensure relevancy and alignment with the NSW syllabus.



TaLe has been the NSW gateway to teaching and learning resources for primary and secondary teachers for many years and although resources are being phased into the Scootle repository, new resources are still being uploaded. There are some new SciTech units of learning from ES1 to S3 (search: Science and Technology) as well as some of our favourites which could be amended to be aligned with the new syllabus.


 Teacher support


ScitechTALK has been developed to inform and support NSW teachers to implement the Science and Technology K - 6 syllabus.

It contains important updates and information as well as highlighting new resources and educational opportunities.

Term 3 - 2015 ScitechTALK has been published on ISSUU 

Look at previous editions.






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Ask questions and make comments on various issues important to you and your teaching in the area of Science and Technology... or contact the Science and Technology Advisor for Early Learning and Primary Education.


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