Sean Peter Castle recommended reading – NSW Curriculum Review – July 2020


NSW Curriculum Review

Sean Peter Castle – HT Teaching and Learning:

Very useful information for educators relating to the New South Wales curriculum review.

This week the Premier announced that the NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024.

Changes include:

  • Stronger foundations in literacy and numeracy with new English and Maths syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 2 by 2022
  • More time for teaching essential knowledge and skills in each subject by 2022
  • Year 11 and 12 learning will be better linked to future work and study with new key learning areas and career pathways by 2022.

The reforms are based on the Summary of recommendations of the NSW Curriculum Review led by Professor Geoff Masters – the first significant review of the NSW curriculum since 1989.

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that teachers are a key partner in achieving the curriculum reforms.

The NSW Education Standards Authority will work closely with the Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools NSW, as well as other key stakeholders, to involve and support teachers and school leaders in developing new syllabuses and implementing changes. This may include opportunities for consultation, collaborative planning and professional networking.


Visit the NSW Curriculum Review to view:

  • a short video about the reforms
  • the final report of the NSW Curriculum Review
  • the NSW Government response
  • fact sheets and other resources
  • research papers commissioned to support the NSW Curriculum Review.

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Tonight it is all about travelling songs and will include:

-The Eagles, Crowded House, Powderfinger, Chisel, The Boss, Peter Allen, Reggie Dwight, Acca Dacca, Talking Heads and Barnsey!

Plus the odd surprise.

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Sean Castle back with a “special” type of Christmas Special tonight.

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A special type of Christmas music treat. Some predictable like Mariah Carey and WHAM! – but also a big change of pace with AC/DC and George Thorogood and The Destroyers getting all Christmasey!

Tonight’s song list includes:

AC/DC – Mistress for Christmas

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Chuck Berry -Run Rudolph Run

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas

Bryan Adams – Merry Christmas

WHAM! – Last Christmas

Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas

Weezer – We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas

George Thorogood and The Destroyer – Rock & Roll Christmas


Merry Christmas.

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Sean Castle is back on SWR with Beyond The Lyrics 99.9FM on Monday Night at 9pm

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2020 has been a tough year. The type of year where people have been pushed, frustrated, hurt and are angry. We’ve all been there!!!

This week I have put together a list of songs that are there to express that anger and frustration.

Here is this week’s songs:

-Jail Break – AC/DC

– Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge

– I Hate Everything About You! – Three Day Grace

– Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

– Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

– Dogs Are Talking – The Angels

– The Pretender – Foo Fighters

– You Oughta Know – Alanis Morisette

-Enter Sandman – Metallica

– You Could Be Mine – Guns N Roses

Join Me on SWR – 99.9FM – Monday Night – Beyond The Lyrics

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Thanks for the feedback – Many of you said you loved the Nothing But Oz! theme from a few weeks back but you want more female voices. This week it is Nothing But Oz! -Women.

Listen in! This week I am playing and unpacking a different mix:

Killing Heidi – Ella Hooper


Kate Ceberano

Julia Stone

Amy Shark

Vanessa Amorosi

Delta Goodrem

Tina Arena

Kasey Chambers

The Veronicas

Rogue Traders – Nat Bassingwaite

Hope you join me Monday night on SWR 99.9FM for Beyond The Lyrics

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Monday 16th November: Sean Castle will be looking at No 1 Hits from the 80s. He will select one song from each year and unpack the song and the year.

The only rule is that it had to reach No 1 on the Aussie charts during that calendar year. Some forgottten classics and others that are best simply forgotten.

Join me AEST 9pm on Monday evening and be surprised at the choice.

Send me a message at: or @SeanCastle15 via Twitter.

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