Sean Peter Castle recommends: “Discover new resources on the HSC hub”

Recommended by Sean Peter Castle – HT T&L.

The NSW DoE has put out this information on HSC resources and I would encourage HSC teachers to log into their portal and have a look around.

We’re adding new items to the HSC hub every week in early Term 3 that are inspired by your feedback. Thank you to everyone who has shared their thoughts.

You can access high-quality, on-demand video lectures, demonstrations and other engaging content specific to your learning area.

Aligned to NSW syllabuses, the support materials on the hub are created by the department, including Aurora College and WooTube. You can also access third party modules from Edrolo.

We’ll keep you updated on new items through your Statewide Staffroom. If you’re not already a member, you can join now. ​

Visit the HSC hub today to choose relevant resources for your students.

Sean Peter Castle recommended reading for NSW DoE teachers: Supporting our HSC students – July 2020

Supporting our HSC students

Sean Castle – HT Teaching and Learning: I have read through this article and strongly recommend that all teachers read through and become aware of this important information from the NSW DoE.

On Thursday 2 July we’re launching the HSC hub to further support HSC students this year. The platform will include high-quality on-demand sessions that teachers can provide to their students to help them prepare for their exams. 

The HSC hub is a carefully curated central repository for third party material as well as new items created by the department. Schools will have free access to third party curriculum software via the hub, including Edrolo until the end of 2020.

We encourage teachers and students to enrol in relevant Edrolo modules today. This way, access to the hub will be much faster and easier on the day of launch. Any school that hasn’t considered the third party offerings, including Edrolo, can do so via Third party software.

We will continue to add new items to the hub during Term 3, including content that is produced by the department and inspired by your feedback. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts.Once the hub is live, we will be encouraging teachers to work with their students to help identify and allocate relevant sessions to supplement student’s existing course work.

Further support and detail of what courses will be available in time for use during the school holidays will be posted in your relevant statewide staffroom.

Visit Statewide staffrooms to join a staffroom specific to your learning area. 

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.