Back to School Advice

Parents preparing their children for the new school year will now have personalised advice at their fingertips, with the NSW Government today announcing a new online hub of quick, reliable back-to-school information.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the ‘Back to School Hub’ holds a suite of information to make it easier for parents to get specific advice they need for their children.

“As a mother myself, I know I had a lot of questions before my daughter started kindergarten, so I wanted to make sure we had advice available on every aspect of school preparation for parents like me right across the State,” Ms Mitchell said.

“We have information ranging from practical things like stationery, uniforms and lunches, to advice about what is expected in terms of study and behaviour, and how to prepare students to be safe online.

“We know that parenting is a juggle, so we wanted to make this advice as easily accessible as possible.”

Ms Mitchell added that there is a tailored section on the Back to School Hub for the many families impacted by the recent bushfire season.

“We know that back-to-school preparations have probably been the last thing on the minds of those affected by the fires – so we have made sure to provide access to useful information to accommodate for these families after what has been a very traumatic time.”

Other advice available to parents includes a NSW Government school calendar, emergency information about what to do in bushfires or adverse weather, advice on how to get involved in the school community, healthcare and immunisation guides, reading lists and support on how to help students with their mental health.

“I am confident the Back to School Hub will help parents be fully involved in ensuring their children are thoroughly prepared and looking forward to the new school year,” Ms Mitchell said.

Visit the Back to School hub here www.education.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school