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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 including timeline for implementation of new NSW Syllabuses for the Australian curriculum
NSW K–6 Syllabuses 2014 2015 2016
NSW K-6 English Syllabus NSW English K–6 Syllabus No No No
NSW English K–10 Syllabus New NSW English K–10 Syllabus Yes Yes Yes
NSW English K–10 Syllabus NSW Mathematics K–6 Syllabus Yes No No
NSW Mathematics K–10 Syllabus New NSW Mathematics K–10 Syllabus Optional Yes Yes
NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus NSW Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus Yes No No
NSW Science and Technology K–10 Syllabus New NSW Science K–10 Syllabus Optional Yes Yes
NSW HSIE K–6 Syllabus

NSW Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) K–6 Syllabus

*The implementation of the new NSW History K–10 syllabus replaces the Change and Continuity strand in the HSIE K–6 syllabus.

Yes Yes* Yes*
NSW History K–10 Syllabus

New NSW History K–10 Syllabus

*The implementation of the new NSW History K–10 syllabus replaces the Change and Continuity strand in the HSIE K–6 syllabus.

No Optional* Yes*
NSW PDHPE K–6 Syllabus NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) K–6 Syllabus Yes Yes Yes
NSW Creative Arts K–6 Syllabus NSW Creative Arts K–6 Syllabus Yes Yes Yes
NSW Languages K–10 Syllabuses 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.

Syllabus feedback

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.

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