25 Jan 2023
We know that the start of the school year can be both an exciting but demanding time for students and their parents.
We've put together a list of tools and resources to help your family get ready for the new school year.
Back to school hub
The Back to School hub is helping families get back to school ready in 2023 with information, practical articles, checklists, tools and ebooks.
Find out about back to school tips for families, download fun activity sheets to complete with your child, read about our health and wellbeing resources, or download a handy planner for the year ahead, and more.
Getting ready for primary school guide
If your child is starting Kindergarten, check our Getting ready for primary school ebook and PDF. Our guides have information and tips for preparing for the first day of school, what to expect in the classroom, supporting your child’s learning at home and helping your child have a smooth transition to primary school.
Term 1 key dates and calendar
Eastern division schools - Term 1 for students begins on Tuesday 31 January.
Western division schools - Term 1 for students begins on Tuesday 7 February.
Visit our calendars web page for information on the school calendar for public schools in New South Wales, including dates of school terms, school holidays, and other important dates such as parent-teacher interviews and public holidays. You can also download the school calendar in PDF.
Back to school voucher
Every primary and secondary school student in NSW is eligible for three $50 vouchers, totaling $150, to help pay for school supplies.
To find out more about eligibility and to apply, visit Service NSW or visit a Service NSW Center in person. Vouchers are valid for use by 30th June (end of Term 2).
NSW Education Parent App
Stay up-to-date with the latest information from your child’s school with the all-new NSW Education Parent App. Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Stay connected with the NSW Department of Education in 2023. Visit our Parent and Carers hub for information, advice, resources, and support.