K–6 syllabuses and resources
The Board of Studies NSW is responsible for setting the core curriculum in New South Wales by developing syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 6.
Schools in New South Wales use the K–6 syllabuses listed below. Click a syllabus to view it in full.
The Board has developed new NSW K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (including Science and Technology K–6) and History, incorporating the Australian curriculum. Implementation of the new syllabuses is phased from 2014.
The new syllabuses are available in an interactive format via the NSW Syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website, which allows filtering, searching and viewing by stage and subject. Primary teachers will also find a range of support materials, including the online programming tool Program Builder, to assist with implementation of the new syllabuses.
|NSW K–6 Syllabuses||2014||2015||2016|
|NSW English K–6 Syllabus||No||No||No|
|New NSW English K–10 Syllabus||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NSW Mathematics K–6 Syllabus||Yes||No||No|
|New NSW Mathematics K–10 Syllabus||Optional||Yes||Yes|
|NSW Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus||Yes||No||No|
|New NSW Science K–10 Syllabus||Optional||Yes||Yes|
*More details regarding implementation of HSIE will follow.
|New NSW History K–10 Syllabus||No||Optional||Yes|
|NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) K–6 Syllabus||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NSW Creative Arts K–6 Syllabus||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NSW Language K–10 Syllabuses||Yes||Yes||Yes|
K–6 educational resources
For a range of resources for New South Wales teachers and students from Kindergarten to Year 6, including support materials and guides, visit the Board’s K–6 educational resources website.
An important part of the Board’s continual improvement program is feedback from teachers, students and other interested people. To give your view on syllabus and other curriculum matters, complete the Syllabus feedback form.